Welcome to my blog, the story of my continuing journey into the World of Zombie Wargames.

Monday 2 August 2021

Bank and Store (2)

After the initial surge of progress on these two buildings, I've reverted to my more typical regime of an hour a day working on these two with sometimes needing a huge effort to face the challenge of doing more 'work' . I have managed to make progress on both buildings, namely finishing the facade on the 'Bank' and its two internal roof supports. Both buildings have also had all their windows added - which needed some remedial work too, to make them fit. Finally I started on the tiled roof of the store (previously referred to as Building no.4.) . I happy enough with what I've managed and both building should have their roofs finished this week. 
The photograph on the right above, shows the roof parapet 'trim' of the 'Bank' completed 
I also 'fixed' 'the Blue house' - building #8. It's been bugging me that the rear looked wrong and I finally found out why - I'd glued the rear wall on back to front, this wasn't too difficult to fix, but still a pain having to do it. 
Here's the phots of this last week's efforts:
What the door facade is meant to look like...
... and my efforts to match it.
Internal window by front door.
The window above was one of the reasons why I made the walls of this building so thick and I've tried to reproduxe it,
Photo showing that window and the arched roof support .
Matchstick window frames with cellophane 'glass'.
All window frames in place, though all sightly larger than planned.
'Tiled' roofing well underway...
...and the finished article (or at least half of it! - Ed.)
The 'Blue' house with correctly orientated rear wall.

This is my 488th post and I'm beginning to wonder if it's worth carrying on, but will probably try and make it to my 500th post.

That's it then for another week, thanks for taking the time to visit.

Comments, as always, are welcomed and truly appreciated.


  1. Wonderful detail work Joe, they are really taking shape now, and your attention to detail is spot on.
    I do hope you continue posting as I look forward to reading your latest endeavours every Monday, but if you no longer feel it's for you can fully understand and for me I would miss your postings and interactions.

    1. Thanks Dave, on all fronts. As for blogging, I may and try to reach a target of ten years (next year).

  2. Nice progress Joe, I applaud your efforts to match the buildings from the images you have. Well done on that recessed window! As for the slogging of blogging, I ask that you remember, others who follow your post will often pick up tips for their own projects...so don't stop! The amazing stuff I see from others inspires me to also do more with my own hobby time, not with the goal to out do them, but with the goal of bettering my own skills.

    1. Thanks Terry, this project it all started with the efforts of others and me thinking I could do better and so I just went for it.
      I do feel though that as I've got so much stuff now I really don;t want do do more, but would like to use what I've already got.

  3. The portico looks much closer with the addition of the dentals and the interior window detail isvery nice! I always really like your tiled roofs, they work so well!
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks Iain, I've tried to reproduce whatever details I can glean fromthe film. The tiled roofs are very time consuming, but well worth the extra effort imho and other than bought or cast sheets I htink they look a lot better than most.

  4. The bank looks excellent,and I love the portico and the trim (I have no idea what it's actually called) on the roofline and side. The tiled roof on the store is excellent: is it made from corrugated cardboard?

    Keep going with the blog, I thoroughly enjoy reading it and seeing your progress. I sometimes finish a project and think, "Oh crap, now I have to write it up" but it's worth it in the end.

    1. Thanks Matt, I call the roof trim, just that -roof trim, but it probably has a proper name too.
      The tiles are indeed corrugated cardboard, cut into strips and mounted on strips of card,'stepped' to give them the appearance that tiles would have.
      I have the same feeling about having to write up stuff, it's becoming more of a chore than a pleasure.

  5. These look brilliant Joe. The devil is in the details and I think you are nailing it in that regard.

    1. Thanks Brummie, the odd detail here and there really adds to a model.