The GoalBefore a bunch of life changing events began to derail my hobby efforts, I embarked upon a goal to create some scratch-built 1:56 scale (28 MM) terrain. The idea was to save money and to do something creative. I have long been inspired by DIY blogs such as Matakashi' Tea House and I wanted to try my own hand.
So, I set out to create four buildings that could be used for the suburbs within the 1920-1940-ish period so that I could apply them to Pulp, Interwar, and the Mythos genres. It would be a first step to bigger projects which would include urban buildings and eventually rural ones as well.
These buildings shown here were first designed on a sheet of graph paper. I used foam-core, pink styrene, and card-stock paper. A hot-glue gun was used to keep things in place. The buildings have a foundation with a removable frame and a board is glued upon the foundation to stabilize the styrene and act as a flooring surface. This allows me nearly double the real-estate because I could have a layout where there are foundations placed separate from the frames themselves. Of course, I'd need to create some ruined frames to make the foundations convincing.
These images are from 2010-12-21. I've got some new ones that I'll post in a few days.
|Back of Small Building A.|
|Front of Small Building A.|
|Small Building B. It has a deck area.|
|Large Building A, interior.|
|Example of the removable frame and the foundation.|