I am slowly coming back from Fallout 4. Setting up my next game I decided something I needed was a commercial building, and I decided to make Tommygun's "Atomic Liquors" liquor store. For anyone not familiar with him, Tommygun has made a string of very nice paper models of various buildings. They are designed to be shells, but are very easily fleshed out. I recommend them highly, especially as he has tons of little extra details for them as well.
|It's usually taller...|
As I started the build, I decided to separate the second floor and roof, to make them playable areas. I ran into some trouble with the second floor, and until I get a chance to print off another set of walls, I am going to have a one story version of the building. <sigh> The best laid plans I guess.
|Jack looks through the doors at Dawn|
I cut out the front and rear doors, using a basic paper hinge to make them 'functional'. For the front doors, I cut out the frames and inserted clear plastic card for a glass look. Overall, I am happy with the results, although the front doors do not open as well as they could. The small frames are hard to make flexible enough to open.
|A basic interior|
The interior is reinforced with thick card (from a cereal box) and then lined with scrapbook paper. I have found quite a few nice wallpaper and floor patterns in scrapbook paper. It's a great resource - pretty cheap and the paper is usually a good quality for cutting and gluing. I haven't finished the interior yet, I will add some various bits when I play next until I decide what the final floor plan will be with the second story.
|This place needs a new roof!|
So the roof is messed up. It works. and looks okay if you squint and don't stare too long... When I was putting it together I managed to build it backwards, and the glue was not forgiving. I made the best of it, and I'll use it for now.
Overall I'm happy with the basics so far. When I finish the second floor and new roof, I am sure it will look better. If anyone is interested, I found this site with much of Tommygun's models:
Tommygun - One Drive
It's a Microsoft One Drive location, not mine, just found it on the web.
|The wasteland awaits...|