|The original idea - jacked up Kallistra 10mm walls x 4 feet|
|Yeah, but I need a gatehouse - so let's make one and add x 2 feet|
|start dressing the breach and.. hmmm I fancy a wet ditch at the gate|
|Extend that ditch, start dressing the joins and more breach build|
|I love chocolate - it hides a multitude of sins|
|Ditch and wall dressing at this stage was wise before things got fiddly|
|If only I had ditched the Kallistra bits I could have done this for 6 feet!|
|now we're cooking! things appearing behind the walls!|
Since starting on the construction I have put in 30 hours work. The vast majority of what has been built thus far has evolved organically from the original idea. As the project has unfolded and the experience and experimentation has proved successful, so has the scope crept to something more complex.
|Inking happening for areas which will be awkward later or are nearly finished|
Where I am now is 30 hours in, 6 feet done, detail evolving and ideas continuing to appear as I go to sleep, in the shower, whilst walking and eating my nosh.
|Big, rough work almost completed - board edges taped|
|Aah! I see where this is going now - buildings and detail next|
|Barry enters the house building market|
The series will explore the trials, tribulations and triumphs of my architectural test lab by dealing with each part of the construction in detail.. stay tuned.