I was thinking a lot about the size of my buildings since I was asking around about it last time. I've checked Vampifans buildings again, and found out that while they look really awesome, they are somewhat large. Then I rechecked the Matakishi's sizes and found those too small. I was drawing some plans and eventually, I've figured it is best to just start building and I will fix things with experience I'll get.
My first building is "typical" suburan house, one story building with attached garage. I've decided to go with 25 cm long, 10 of those being a garage. The house thus measures 15x10. The building itself seems large to me, but when I check the floor plan, and imagine where I'd put interior, it becomes too small. I was wondering how I'd model a living room and a kitchen in the ground floor, and honestly, still didnt came to a conclusion. Considering I've cut out the french windows (at least I think that is how those big windows are called), I've even figured, I could make it a shop with apartment upstairs. The inner walls should probably be made with thick cardboard, because cork would take too much space. I have drawn lines for windows on back wall of the ground floor, if I decide I'd need them, but didnt cut them in case I settle for a shop. Probably an arms shop, like Vampifan has it, hehe. Can't think of better family business for apocaliptic town, really.
Here is the picture of the building as it is at the moment:
The roof on garage can be taken of (I have put the glue on it, but remembered just as I put it on -.-). It is made of carboard and has sand on it. Making shingles would take forever, and I think sand could give me a nice result. And that is when it wraped. I will probably make it out of thicker cardboard or plasticard. I went with cork for basing as DIY store I was about to pick hardboard from, was out of 3mm, of course. I figured 4mm is too big. And honestly, I prefer cork, it is much easier to cut and I don't want to go out in that cold to cut the hardboard with a saw.
I will probably only cut the triangles for the roof and then leave the building as it is for now. I'd like to build a smaller retail store now, will just make a box. And then Ill probably have problems with interior again, heh.
Leaving the modeling aside, I am still thinking about setting for my outbreak. I was thinking UK, just so it isnt USA again. And I thought about USA, just because of the availability of the miniatures. Then I talked to Vampifan about placing the outbreak in Slovenia, which would be easier to set and all, because that is the place I know and it could work better. I am a bit reluctant about making it slovenian...it just seems wrong to write "Banka" instead of "Bank" on a building, for example. I can't really explain. The thing is, rules are in english, blog is english...it makes sense to build the buildings english as well. I think I will just think of a name for a city and will place my campaing in totally imaginate country. This also gives me the availability of using the minies I want and the way I want them. It simply gives me more freedom of choice. For example, I can paint more than one people black (I apologize if anyone finds the term offending, it is not meant that way. I could say "african american", but "american" doesn't really fit.), because in Slovenia, you can see about 1 in what, 200 thousand?
Oh, by the way, my zombie horde was dispatched yesterday, I expect them to come by friday the latest and I will come back then with a review.
Ah, I might as well add that my local WGS got great -50% deal on Urban Mammoth miniatures. I've ordered me a pack of female militia with pistols, as those are the only ones that I saw fit for survivor / ganger role. Those with rifles and males not so much.
I also wanted Land pilot (female), but it was out of stock. Thats a shame, its a nice mini.