Saturday, 27 February 2016
My first paper building
As I've said before I am useless at painting models. The first buildings I purchased were for 28mm scale miniatures and I bought them before I had any models.
Once I purchased some models they seem on the little side. Usuable but small. These cost me about £25 each so I decided that purchasing building models for 28mm gaming wasn't the way to go.
So after looking through a few blogs I stumbled across some blogs about paper buildings. They looked great. Wasn't that keen on the paper trees and few other props but on the whole the buildings looked awesome. Also reading the blogs mounting on foam core was better than using card.
So I searched the internet to find some plans and I found some great free buildings and then I stumbled across Carl Stoezel's buildings and the free sample building he gives away. The abandoned warehouse. The other free buildings I found didn't have internal decorations such as printed walls and floors but the warehouse from Carl did. It also came with very clear instructions on how to build it.
The first Building I made was the free sample, the abandoned warehouse from Stoezel. I hadn't made any models for over 20 years and it looked fairly easy to construct until glueing together. I learn't a few lessons the hard way.
From the pictures it looks great but as you look closer you can see the msitakes that I made and the cover up attempts. It doesn't affect game play. I have added walk ways to two sides of the building and plan to make a carpark to cover the other two sides. The sidewalks came from the M.U.C.K. pack.
My first building is not great but is definitely usable and the mistakes are barely noticeable on a gaming table, the pics speak for themselves I think.