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Old 03-24-2016, 08:39 PM
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Been a little side-tracked from my builds recently because I got tired of photographing them on the kitchen breakfast table. The plan was for something 1:10 scale, lightweight so that I can set up and pack away easily, and for it not to take up any space (I'm in a flat in central London). Anyway, I decided on a street setting. Here's the progress:











It's going to be painted white to not detract from whatever's being photographed. Windows will be backed by a gray background, offset slightly to give an illusion of depth. It's also getting a second storey, which will double the height.

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Old 03-26-2016, 11:33 AM
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Wow! That's a great idea! You gonna need a street lamp and a fire hydrant!
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:01 PM
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Excellent back drop. All you need in there are chairs with bright red seat cushions.
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Old 03-27-2016, 04:57 AM
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I might skip the red cushions and jump right to the red seats...

Got the right-hand wall done yesterday. I'll paint it when the left-hand wall is done.

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Wow! That's a great idea! You gonna need a street lamp and a fire hydrant!
Yeah and signs Possibilities are endless. Been trying to work out an idea with rubble for some potentially plausible pavement pounding...

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Old 03-27-2016, 01:52 PM
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What kind of material are you using? It's obviously not styrene.
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Old 03-27-2016, 02:28 PM
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It's just A4 cardboard. Façade is 1.5mm thick, and supporting walls and frames 2mm.
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Got some more cardboard from an art supply shop in Holborn, so got most of it finished before running out of cardboard. Again. Started with the remaining top windows -



This is how it might look with a truck in it (the walls are 1:10 scale, the truck is 1:9) -



And here's one for an overall sense of scale and proportion:



Going to make some store front signage when the cardboard arrives, and probably a sidewalk. And then paint and some faux tarmac I have lying in the shed. And then it's done. After which I might get all melodramatic and do some street lamps for night-time pics. Maybe smoke a cigar and go for a foggy-night look...
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:01 PM
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Here's where it's at.





Decided against doing any more to it. Worried it starts getting too busy. As it is I think the ground floor has too much detail. But it's done now, apart from lining the upper level windows on the left wall with cardboard backing, when I get my hands on more cardboard.
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gush !
it looks fantastic ! i wish i could be as handy as you!
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