So I’ve been building some… buildings… for my local gaming club out of foam, balsa wood, cardboard, and paddlepop sticks. Here are the results so far:
Here’s the first one I built – you can see how rough it is and how many extra balsa wood braces are on it to cover up some gaps. Also, I plaster-filled this one after I did the balsa wood bits, hence why there’s plaster filler stuck everywhere.
I’m particularly proud of the shingle roof – it’s a bit of a pain to do (each shingle is a separate piece of cardboard), but the finished result does look very nice.
Here’s the second one I built – simpler paddlepop stick roof this time.
The end walls on this one (which I’ve coincidentally put mostly out of shot in these photos…) are the roughest, since I only roughly patched these holes with cardboard bits and extra balsa wood rather than doing a proper foam end cap.
Here’s the biggest one I’ve finished – size dictated by a desire to use paddlepop sticks as the roofing material, and even then I ended up with quite a large overhang. It’s the nicest finished one though, since I learnt from the first two and plaster filled before I stuck the balsa wood on which made things a lot easier.
Here’s one in progress – a simple foam box with foam triangles to hold the roof up. It’s all held together with toothpicks and PVA glue.
So here are the three I’ve finished so far – you’ll note I added a little tiled portch to the one in the middle. I’ve sort of gone a bit crazy though…
… and made two more so far, and man there’s a lot of tiles on these two. No in progress pics I’m afraid – I sort of just sat down this morning and powered through up to this stage (they’ve just got doors and windows left to do now).