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|stairwells just to be weathered. Basic shape of removable Armoury roof|
Building this project has taken quite a lot of time. One of the advantages of such a protracted construction has been the frequent ideas which have come to me as the whole thing took shape. Experiments and triumphs have begat ideas. Leaving things not quite complete has allowed me to revisit and extend or expand.
|the basic construction of the main stair wall|
|A blog member requested this scaling shot|
|This wall added a huge amount to the model|
|under construction the Armoury roof nightmare|
|Why didn't I listen to Clarence on the shingle roof strategy??|
The time was taken creating the upper floors and a lift off roof the tiling of which was tedious because of the smaller size of card tile I chose to use. There were of course other and quicker ways to create the tile roof but I like the look of individual placed and misplace tiles.
|This was a real pain in the ***e|
This is indeed a fiddly job and I can attest that the creation of the tiles and subsequent tiling of this one roof took over 6 hours to do. As I used relatively thin card for the roof surface I experimented with various forms of reinforcement as I anticipated the number of times it would be lifted off and replaced. Only time will tell if I judged the reinforcement correctly.
|learn how I came a cropper on this design in the next instalment!|
Having spent so long gazing and cogitating over this project I almost feel I have walked every model inch of it and that in itself sparks ideas for small additions and modifications. On the eve of starting the final edifice which I have sketched numerous time now without deciding on a final design, I can feel the photo shoots (which were in fact the sole purpose of its construction in the first place) beckoning.