This last week, along with painting my Mexican peasants, I've been working on cutting out what I call the "Arched Building"- much better name imo than "Building No.9"!
The "peasants" have had their hair painted in and facial hair added too.
They've also had their sandals painted and rifles have been straightened where necessary. Though it doesn't seem much, it still took three or four one hour sessions!
The main bit of my output this week has been on cutting out my latest build, though I won't be assembling it until I 'm happy with all the dimensions.
|The building walls all laid out |
|Second thickness of wall added.|
I'm working with 5mm foamboard, so a wall two sheets thick will be just over one foot (30cm) to scale for 54mm figures - 5mm thick walls just wouldn't look right imo.
|With the second thickness of wall added, rabbets were cut in the side wall|
|Quick trial fit - looking good enough for me !|
|Third wall layer added only to the arches bit|
|Reverse of above walls, showing they don't reach the top of the walls.|
The third layer of foamboard covering the inside of the arches, has a two fold purpose. Firstly it bulks out the pillars forming the arches and secondly as it's significantyl shorter that the other outer walls, it will act as a support for a roof (along with other internal walls) and form the parapet to the building.
|Mock-up showing the discrepancy in wall heights|
|All arches now cut through and the first (front) set of doorways cut out.|
|I'll also be needing a Bell Tower and this bit of scrap will come in really handy !|
For the arched building, I still have the back wall, with three doorways to fit to the other walls and the three internal walls to cut and fit too, before the whole lots gets a roof and a base.
Planning ahead, I was happy to find the piece of packing (above), that I've held onto for more years than I care to remember. Perfect size (more or less) for the base of a bell tower I'll be making, hopefully sometime in the near future.
That's all from me for another week where I've been very busy with little to show for all the effort I put in !
Thanks for taking the time to visit and as always your comments are welcomed and appreciated.