Sep 1, 2012

WIP - County mansion, Maered-style

When working at an IT company's warehouse this month (practically last month... it's September already?) I've received some gifts from the staff, one of them was a pretty nice plastic flask - and its box seemed useful for a new building. I've added a small tower to one side; it's a simple two-storey mansion.



Matches well to 1/72s I think. Well not perfectly but it can be reasoned with the less space taken on a table. Added paper 'bricks' to the ground floor with spaces for the windows. Basecoating and windows/doors to come, then something added to the base as well... Will keep me entertained.




Posting these WIP images has a second reason: to welcome two new 'followers', TamsinP and Olivr: thank you... 36 followers! 

The third reason... to practice maths and geometry. Triangles and circles! Lovely. Part of the work here:


Finished two books and two Osprey Men at Arms booklets this week but studies are on the horizon, starting at the 10th this month. 

10 comments:

  1. Wow that looks great so far. Look forward to its completion

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  2. Hope you share the pics when it is finished. In our wargaming group we experimented with 1/72 LEGO-houses. See: http://kukuruzas-corner.blogspot.de/2012/08/just-lego-brick-in-wall-kharkov-is.html

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    1. Thanks for commenting; of course there will be a post about the finished building. And I've looked at the lego buildings with great admiration :)

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  3. An interesting little building. The thing looks quite large in the pictures - as a mansion ought, we agree - but I'd like to see figures beside it to get a clearer idea of ground scale.

    That building could be just about anything at present. You desribe it as a mansion, but right now, still in its embryonic state if you will, it could as well be a barn or granary. Possibly even a small factory. Altogether a versatile structure!
    Cheers,
    Ion

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    1. Thank you; will include figs to the finished building's photos. It's already basecoated and possibly will be finished in a day.

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  4. More ingenius uses for everyday objects; looking forward to the updates.

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  5. Nice modeling, Andrew. My grandson is using some of the same building materials for his AWI diorama. Hope all goes well in school this next term.

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    1. Thanks and good luck for your grandson - a lot of interesting classes but I'm afraid it will be hard, no complaining!

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