|"I can see my house from here."|
They're all more or less made the same way other than this first one.
This particular billboard is the largest of the twelve I've managed to finish, it stands about 6 inches high and the "base" measures about 6 inches deep by 5 inches wide. (~ 15cm x12.5cm x 15cm - hwd).
Because of its height there is a gantry just below the sign (you can see Sid standing on it in the photograph.) - these would probably have lighting etc on them but would be a pain to make and serve little purpose in a game. There may even be an access ladder integral to the structure but again I've left this out and couldn't spot one anyway on those I've looked at.
The poster sits on a piece of card and the gantry is a piece of plastic canvas that I've shown used for quite a few things previously.
All the supports, crossbeams and so on are made from coffee stirrers.
All the uprights and angled "legs" are a bit more substantial and are four coffee stirrers glued together.
The coffee stirrers I use are a bit on the flimsy side and tend to warp a little when glue is applied to them so I clamp them together whilst the glue dries (PVA) . Bulldog clips and some cheap plastic clamps do the trick nicely.
The four-layer stirrers are a bit to thick to cut, even with a heavy-duty craft knife, so I use a razor saw instead.
started and I had many problems with it, but these were overcome as my design of these improved.
Both of these models would be equally at home on buildings or on the side of a road, especially the smaller one.
All the posters for my billboards came from the Interweb and as far as I'm aware are actual photographs of billboards.
That's it for this week, next week I'll put the remaining six billboards that I've completed on my blog, providing I can see well enough to do it as I have an eye operation this week !
It just remains for me to welcome my three latest followers, "CPBelt, Warhamster and Mistersam", so - "Welcome guys", I hope you find something here that interests you.
As always, comments are both welcomed and appreciated.