|Yes, the roof is on crookedly !
They were however a great learning step in my model making, with the new improved roofs being a step up from the Japanese castle ones and the Temple ones.
It's obvious that the roofs are made from corrugated card but are laid on a stepped roof underneath.
The walls are 3mm foam-board (yep 3mm!) and after these were made and I stepped up to 5mm foam-board I realised the joy of rabbeting corners, *I have a duplicate of the one shown that didn't survive over the years.
|The above with roof removed (based on "The Student House" in the British Legation 1900)
|A single story building acting as a visitor's Reception to the Legation
|Above Building with roof removed (bit too obvious ?)
|Another smaller two-story building -note unfinished roof ridges.
|Another single storey building
|Five out of the six or seven buildings intended for the British Legation
|The real thing (now used by State Security !)
|My unfinished rendition
|Rear view, built using the thickest cardboard I had
|Wrecked vuilding with compund wall and figure for scale
So that's it then for another week, one in which I've managed zero hobby input and am still relying on posts that allow me to wallow in nostalgia - sorry.
Thanks for visiting, I hope you've found something of interest and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.