Friday, January 12, 2007
Building the Spanish Farm
I thought I'd take the time to write a short piece on how I built the Spanish Farm.
I started off with the imaes I found on the internet - they are still up on the blog a few entries back. From these I drew a rough cartoon to work out the relationships of the various buildings to each other, their rough proportions and to get an idea of the kind of details I wanted to include.
The next thing I did was to work out the dimensions. My Peninsular collection will never grow to be too large, so I felt that I could make the buildings a bit larger than I otherwise might, thinking that the larger they are, the more useable they becoime in a low-level game.
I took my note from the height of the walling I use, which is about 40mm high. From that, and with no small degree of fudging, the rest of the dimensions were reasonably easy to work out.
For the record:
The larger "dual" building with the peaked roofs are 80mm wide and 190mm long. The wall heights are 100mm and 90mm. the roof peaks are 15mm higher than the wall heights.
The smaller "dual" building is 60mm wide and 160mm long. That part of the roof that slopes from left to right is 80mm high at it's highest point, falling away to 70mm. The other is 90mm high at it's highest point, falling down to 80mm.
The wing is 60mm wide and 120mm long. It is 70mm high at it's highest point, falling away to 60mm at the other side.
The little lean to out the back is 60mm wide and 30mm long. It is 50mm high at it's highest point, falling away to 40mm at it's lowest vertical point.
All the walls were cut from foam core and apetures cut to take windows and doors from model railway accessory kits.
Finishing was done in the same way as the other Spanish buildings I've described in earlier posts. I hope the images add what the text may lack!