Continuing to build some sort of infrastructure for the 'Jono's World' project, one needs of course a place of worship. The limits to my imagination and constrictions imposed by modelling skills that will carry me so far and no farther, led to to construct this ecclesiatical edifice - rather more Western in style than I would have preferred. Never mind.
|Showing the 'lift-off-able' roof and 'storage space'. |
A real church would not, of course, have that partition
down the middle. The boxes kept their fourth sides
simply to add strength to the whole construction
The thing was simply constructed from the bottom parts of two cereal boxes glued side by side. One was cut in such a way to allow for the addition of the corner tower.
The stone pattern you might have seen before in earlier articles on this subject. However, this time I altered the colour, giving it a more yellowish tinge before printing. The doors and windows were made from what was left of the cereal packets and simply glued on. The doors are 'self coloured', that is to say, I cut them out from bits of box that were a solid red colour, and then glued a door frame over it to give a 3D effect. I drew on the black lines to suggest timber doors. Not sure yet what to do (if anything) about door handles. Door and window frames were painted white.
I made the roof lift-off-able so that the interior of the thing could be used to house a garrison (not important) and to provide storage space for figures or models (very much a consideration). This is actually quite a large building model, with a 'footprint' of 23cm x 17 (not counting the 'buttresses'), and a height of 17cm. Note that the thing is designed with function very much in mind as much as form.
At this point I reckon the other constructions I have in mind for this project - Town Admin/CBD block, Aircraft hangar, Airfield control tower, and maybe some further vaguely 'Industrial Wasteland' type impedimenta - can wait a little. All I have to do is wait until the weather improves for these to be taken outside and the war to begin...