One of the largest barriers to making tiny buildings is deciding the layout and dimensions. Well, for me anyhow.
There are many different techniques I can experiment with until I am happy with the result. However, with a layout, changing it can be messy and tricky and might ruin the build altogether.
Papercraft gives you layouts you can scratchbuild from. The dimensions are there but everything else is just a suggestion.
I have purchased a number of papercraft buildings but most of them had too many pieces to print. I just need something fairly simple. I found a pdf copy of an out of print book that I am super excited about:gw-warhamymer-townscapes-1988.pdf
These are intended to be printed in color on cardstock. I only have a black and white laser printer, so I am instead using them as a base for scratchbuilding!
There are 39 building in this book and I would like to build enough to make a fantasy village. Don’t expect this book to every be reprinted. GW would rather sell you a pricey plastic house (that is awesome looking) than give you instructions how to make your own.
After finishing the #11 Low House, I know that my next building will go much faster. Especially if there is more plaster siding; which this building did not have any of (I wanted to experiment with wood and rock blocks on this one).
Next building I am making is #8 Shed.
I want to try soaking the wood siding in vinegar that was previously soaked in steel wool. This is way to age wood. I found a video how to do it on Youtube:
I am excited about making my own rust effects using vinegar and steel wool. This seems like a good alternative to pricey hobby bottled stuff.
I am an outdoorsy geek. Which is not rare at all. In fact, outdoorsy geeks are some of my favorite people 🙂