It’s another Dunbrough shot. Sometimes I walk into the room, see it from a certain angle I hadn’t noticed, and have to shoot it.
I wanted a staircase this tall, and this long, so I cut a block to that size, and then sliced it into step height pieces, glued them into a staircase. I blocked it under as I went, otherwise I could really only do a few steps at a time, and then let them dry. Everything behind the first gate will be walled in, including the second set of stairs. At the top of the steps will be the main gate, and then the city itself. Pretty soon I’ll be ready to fill all of these cracks and make this thing solid.
Roof is made of for sale signs. I pretty much use cereal boxes now, but it you are doing plastic/ styrene, there is plenty out there to be scavenged without buying expensive hobby shop styrene. I als o added a bit of bifold door hardware to create the wind paddle action.
Also build the staircase which will lead up to the main gate on the plateau of the island. This one starts with a whole lots of little foam blocks. I glue them one on top of the other, up the side of the island. I’m at a break point now while I add in the lesser gate, half way up the stairs. The stairs will all be blocked in to look as if they were carved from the island itself.
Carving up the other side of the island. I score the foam a bunch, and break off whatever is left. Very messy.
The stand after a bit of paint, blue grey with light grey highlights. This is also the first time I used pins for detailing bolts. 2005