Saturday, August 7, 2010

On the street where you live

I've taken a leaf from Major General Tremorden-Rederring's book and made some Arab-style houses. Each is between 2.25 to 2.5 inches square and 1.75 inches high, with a couple like the mosque/tomb and house with steps somewhat larger. Construction is based on foam-core shells plastered with spackle then painted following the Major General's guidelines. The flat roofs are made of a double-thickness of card.

The photo above shows another neat idea from the Major General's school of architecture, where one building sits atop another to make a two-storey structure.

Commander Hugh R. Hardleigh-Worthit, District Commissioner Carstairs
and the Colonel take in the local scene.
These buildings are really just to try out the ideas for myself. They'll probably go up for sale on eBay and I'll build another set with some walls for my Daftest African settlement-to-be.


Bluebear Jeff said...

They look quite good, AJ.

When I made a batch (albeit simpler than yours), I fixed the sizes by figuring out how many of many of my troops could fit on the roofs.

Also, I didn't make any of them with a "square" footprint. Using rectangular footprints makes more interesting scenes possible . . . at least in my opinion.

-- Jeff

A J said...

Thanks, Jeff. Granted, the basic design is simple. I'm just noodling with them at the moment. One thing I have noticed - foamcore blunts box-cutter blades like nobody's business. I think it's worth investing in a whetstone rather than buy a heap of new blades every week! ;)

Archduke Piccolo said...

I do like your imaginative scenery - inviting all sorts of possibilities. And your character names! I wish I'd thought of them...


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