Georgian house under construction

Discussion in 'Tabletop Games' started by Owen, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Here's my 10 year old son's Georgian residence for the Governor in our wargames under construction.
    All designed & measured by himself, all I've done is cut out windows as card really thick & he cant press the stanley knife down hard enough.
     

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  2. jacksun

    jacksun Senior Member

    Looks incredible, one talented young lad. Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Blimey! Do you need a butler for that? :D
     
  4. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Nice one!
     
  5. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Nice one can't wait to see it finished this modelling bug has really took off .
     
  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Excellent work
     
  7. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Brilliant for a 10 year old. I wouldn't have known where to start at that age!
     
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Bit more of a joint effort today as it was getting tricky.
    Not putting stairs in as not really needed in a wargames building , it has to be functional for a game & not over detailed.
    Not Putting chimney stacks in as too fiddly.
    Ready to paint soon.
     

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  9. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Watcha mean no stairs? Beam me up, Scotty? Here's some inspiration for you :)

    What is the building made of, foamboard, card?
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    2mm card.
    Very hard for a 10 year old to cut even with a new Stanley knife blade.
     
  11. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    Looks quality that mate. Your little'n is a talented lad.

    Can't wait to see the finished product. :D
     
  12. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    That's looking mighty good. Must be tempting to build furniture etc.
     
  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Painting done.
    Not bad , as I say it's not a 'proper' model it's a functional bit of wargames scenery.
    I hope it helps inspire some other members to get making models.
    Let's hope he continues with his idea of becoming an architect earning lots of money.
    :)
     

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  14. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Hooray! Looking good! :)

    O., I have been using painting mounting board (the exact word is failing me now), you know, a kind of card used as a surround for paintings and photographs within a frame... It's much softer than card but more than firm enough. Foamboard (a sandwich of polyester foam between two layers of thin card) is very easy to work with as well. Ans as you don't have to work so hard with the cutter, the accident risk is much lower too.
     
  15. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Looks cool, building anything else?
     
  16. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    painting mounting board

    Yup I know the stuff, used to do most of my OND artwork on it.

    At the Colours Wargames show we saw some foamy scenery stuff, forget it's name now. Might be easier for a 10 year old to cut .
    Might have to get that foam board you mention , dont want any trips to A&E with cut fingers.

    Looks cool, building anything else?

    Lots more harbour style building planned, smithies huts, warehouses etc

    I'd like to try making some Vauban style defences or something a bit like the Grand Harbour at Valletta.
     
  17. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

  18. Kbak

    Kbak Senior Member

    Yup I know the stuff, used to do most of my OND artwork on it.

    At the Colours Wargames show we saw some foamy scenery stuff, forget it's name now. Might be easier for a 10 year old to cut .
    Might have to get that foam board you mention , dont want any trips to A&E with cut fingers.


    Lots more harbour style building planned, smithies huts, warehouses etc

    I'd like to try making some Vauban style defences or something a bit like the Grand Harbour at Valletta.

    That's really good Owen keep encouraging your son.
    A good foam to use is building supply foam which comes in pink, I use to use it when I was designing sets for the theatre, and objects for Film and TV, and I use to use a hot wire to sculpt the foam. Foam you get in DVD box's and TV box's can be used but it has little foam beads in it.
    Its ok to use but not that effective when sculpting and detail.
    If you need any help or advice, please don't hesitate to ask.

    regards

    Keith
     
  19. Kbak

    Kbak Senior Member

    Owen, I just stumbled onto something and thought you might like to take a peek :)

    making buildings in foamboard

    Very nice site good one for advanced maker, and for getting ideas
     
  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Blimey , that's not just model-making that is pure Art.
    Cheers for link, we've just been marvelling at it.

    Here's a scenario ready to play yesterday with the house.
     

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