Friday 27 November 2015

New Cottage Design

I have been changing some of my ideas about how I make buildings: this is my sort of standard approach, but since I watched DM Scotty's ideas on the video I posted, I've been thinking that maybe I should approach the whole process differently.

I wanted to create a second story to my cottage here and it was to be the start of looking at the whole design afresh.

I built the second story in foam board the same as usual , but here the walls are mortise and tenoned  , so they can come to pieces for storage.

And because I want to be able to place models inside I had to cut a floor for them to stand on.

Then I thought that I could actually create all my buildings in this manner. If you watched the DM Scotty video then you will see where my inspiration has come from. He built one of these as a front to a building and it looked great, but I wondered if the whole build could be like it.

My only worry is that with constant use that the joints may well get sloppy, but I'm thinking that a bit of card or thin wood may strengthen them, we'll see.

I will post more when I have added details to the single wall pieces.

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