Hello guys, today, I've got some bad pictures for you. I am sorry, but the sun was shining trough the windows in the dining "room" and I couldnt do much better. Well, looking at the pictures now, I could at least put the chairs away.
However, last few days, I've been toying with cork again a bit. I had some problems realising my plans, but that is just how it goes when a man plans on one level and builds on a different one.
What I got new are two little "row houses", each for one family. Floor plan is 10x10 cm (roughly 4x4 inches, i guess) and it ain't enough, heh. They look nice, will be nicer once I make the roofs, but I think I wont build second floor, because I dont see any good spot for staircase. Then again, neither i see it on the first house I've build, so i might leave it out all together. I think I could use them as small houses in suburbs or a motel in more urban table...theyre big enough to represent a little rooms, no?
The second building is horrible failed apartmen building you see next to them. I wanted to go with half-apartment on top, to make a terrace, but that would give me 15x7.5 cm floorplan and I went with 15x10, leaving next to no space for the terrace. You can see there are almost no windows in the building. That is because i've failed to decide how the staircase will run (plan is to make each floor a 15x10 apartment and leave 5 for staircase / hall). The third, and last, for now, problem is that floors in every buildings are 7.5 high, which leaves my "small urban house with a garage" looking too large. I will fix that by painintg it darker colours and probably not using it too much wih my apartment building(s), hah.
Here is a quick layout I made after I got hit today in the morning, that I must see how much can I fill my table. What is missing in the corner is a "box" retail store, something like Lidl and Hofer here, I think Wal-mart is built on the same prinicples. It is practicaly a box that looks like a warehouse on the inside, sells mostly its "own" products pretty cheap. When they've became popular in Slovenia, people counting themselves "high class" avoided them, as if those are stores for the poor, but that is pure bs, because much of the stuff here is the same as in "better" stores, except for nice packagin. By "same" I want to say they're produced by same company, same product in different package. Well, back to the table. I've put some cars on the middle of the board to show you where I've imagined a road to be in this certain setup. Then I've parked some cars on the parking space between apartment block and (planned) store and some in front of the houses. I've learned parking space is a) a cruel reality and b) nice filler.
I've also built some extra miniatures, this time leaving arms off altogether. I will simply pin them once I sculp the body. I've bent those wires in most unrealistic way...I don't have any feeling for scales at all. But well, that is why this is called a practice, no? Oh, and they're zeds-to-be, call it a broken bone and we're good. Will draw some concept "art" now probably, not that I could possibly follow it, and not that I draw that nice (I, alike Bryan, only TRIED to be a graphic designer, but more about that some other day, hah), the purpose of my concept art will be more to give me some rough points of what I'd want a finished miniatures to look like. From far. And with a fast glance.
Thanks for taking the time to read it all again, lol. Talking too much and jumping from a topic to topic is my RL problem as well...but nothing I can do, it all just relates!