Life has got me stranded among the usual thousand ongoing projects, job issues and family, so just the usual stuff! However I'm afraid I have slowed down my output recently. I was hoping I could show much more today, but any little progress is still progress, so here I am!
Last time I talked about my board it looked this way...
|This project never ends!|
You can see down left there's an ugly empty space, taking shape between the foamboard and the wooden box. Of course I will not suffer empty spaces on my board!
After doing rough caves, I fancied something different, something more picturesque...
|I won't blame you if you don't know what the hell is going on here|
|No, a swimming pool is too much, even for me|
|Oh. Was that unexpected enough?|
|Does it begin to make any sense at all?|
So that's it, I'm building a refreshing corner inside the cave. I just painted it all but the doors, in the hope that it will work at first sight.
|I don't need it to be perfect. I don't even need it to be good!|
|I simply have to create the illusion|
The place is built in a similar fashion to another tiny corner I had previously done, the tea room place at the end of the first slope (you can see it on this post). For the entrance I chose not to build a raw stone cave, but an arch in the same way I had done before at the entrance of the town (check the first pic in the post):
|Kind of tricky thing to do!|
I hope it all looks more or less natural at table distance. However, I thought I could still add something.
|So I made this plant out of paper and a broken ballpen piece|
|Now the corner looks cozier and fresh!|
I also added some more stuff on the board, but it has nothing to do with this corner. I got these antennae from Miniature Scenery:
|Pretty straightforward to assemble|
In the end, after the usual white priming and dirty weathering, they look like this:
|Now that I see the pic, I want to sculpt a nest on top of one of them|
I also built this antennae thingie out of varied trash:
|Looks awful, doesn't it?|
|Once painted it looks even less reliable!|
I am using them to fill strategic places which were too empty:
|In fact I had wanted to build this piece almost since the beginning of the project!|
|My other option here was a lanfing platform. This looked more feasible|
This is it for today. I have plans for the next stage, but they require quite a lot of work, as I'm afraid I'll have to build different elements at the same time, because they will be interacting with each other. For now I'll leave you with the foamboard piece I just cut and that will serve as the floor for the next expansion.
|This thing is growing even crazier than I ever expected|
I still have a lot of sketches and numbers to do, but I have a general idea of what I want it to look like.
More to come!