Thursday, July 27, 2017

An Early Church - 2

A little more progress on the Romano-British church. First off, I cut a batch of component pieces for the walls using cereal box card...

A couple of minutes' work with the hot glue gun and the carcass is encased.

The rounded apse is fixed using Aleens' glue, with a couple of spots of hot glue to hold it until it dries.

I'm basing this model's floor plan on the excavated foundations of the Silchester church.

Artist's interpretation.

Surviving churches of this period are extremely rare and unaltered/non-updated buildings non-existent, but it appears they had few windows. Some were small and at head height; other, larger ones were located high up the walls. It would've been for security reasons, churches having valuables inside that were too tempting for a thief or Saxon raider. I opted for a row of four large windows each side (Because of their position I keep wanting to call them clerestory windows but it wouldn't be accurate). I may represent the smaller windows by painting them in.

The next step will be the roofs, and a porch on the side door like the one at Silchester. 


Michael Awdry said...

This is flying along A.J. great stuff.

Michael Mills said...

Great stuff! Looking forward to the next instalment...

A J said...

Thanks, gentlemen! More progress is being made. Since the wrangling over the house sale has begun with the Realtor yet again it's a welcome distraction to make a building there's no arguing over. ;)

Counterpane said...

Oooh, nice! I've been thinking of building something like this. Looking forward to reading your description.


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