Thanks for your kind words!
I have continued preparing the building.
I made the gutter and glued it in place. I am still not sure if I will use cobblestones or clay on the ground.
I realize that my construction of the building was incorrect, I have updated the design and hope it works. @Uncle-Heavy You are the man to have a look at this.
The bricks are almost ready, the wood beams are not ready yet. The wood pattern is the next step. Nothing is glued together yet.
I enjoy working with little vignette, so far no big problem. Well, I have broken the “pipe” of both rifles, but I found the piece in both occasions and could glued it in place😅
The only question mark I might have is this part of the wood structure:
I know too little about this type of construction to be able to say if
the vertical beam (nr 1) would ever be placed like that or not.
My gut feeling tells me no but it is only a gut feeling.
I tried googling images but the fact that I couldn’t find a similar construction doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.
Edit: I found one image, used as the front cover of a German book, which shows a short vertical beam landing on a horizontal beam without anything meeting up from below:
After that I glued most parts together. While the glue is drying I unpack a box with some parts from the model shop. directly I start to dream of new vignette with a scenario I haven’t done so far, modern warfare… cheers!
Each time I look I’m a little more amazed. The simplicity in using something as plain and non-discript as that foam, then with a few standard tools, you can create something so intricately detailed is outstanding Erik. Bravo !!!
Thanks a lot guys! I got a few hours in my work shop and I have start painting the building. I show you some pictures here.
The building is absolutely not ready. There will be more details to paint and more weathering to be done. As you see the groundwork is still missing.
I have decided not to use any parts that I have bought, than the building and the groundwork will be 100% scratch built (everything except the figures and the snow). The window is not fixed, it’s there just for the pictures.
Thanks, I am glad you like it so far. I was tiered yesterday and just uploaded the pictures, looking at them now and I am pleased with the outcome of yesterday’s work. I see some details to be fixed and of course I will make curtains for the window.
One detail I like myself is the result of the figures. In this low resolution the painting looks okey. I wish I had painted the camouflage pattern differently, honestly I will not give them a new paint, I let them be and promise to improve the pattern on the next ones.
I hope to make the groundwork in a few day and then it’s almost ready. Cheers! /Erik