XPS foam building, first attempt progress log

XPS foam building, first attempt progress log, just a simple building for a start. Photos after the "continue reading"...

Current stage (see the progress shots below)

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First mockup for checking size, ohhh that's a bit big!
Quick chop with the hotwire cutter and it's back down to a better unrealistic wargame size ;-)
Window casement and door masters ready for molding and then duplication in resin. Just need to add a couple of shutters then mold/cast. Hmmm, am I going to regret not making the full window its self rather that just gluing the verticals and horizontals to the window reveal or is that only part time builders that need to worry about that?.
Bolt action figure for scale.
That's the window and door mold complete, tomorrow morning let the casting begin.
Not the best mold, the mold release didn't work as well as previously but should work OK
Roof supports, may as well make them look good as well as be functional. Will cast 2 of these in resin and glue them together back to back to form one rafter set that's textured/detailed on both sides. I did spend about 10 mins researching accurate rafters for the period/location but got bored and used my imagination.
Resin cast door and window
Layout
Door and window in place
Trimwork on
Corner stones
I love the back of this door!
Texture done on lower level
Roof trusses (rafters really)
Corner stones on top level, also showing cut in for rafters
Being able to cut down the resin windows gives me lots of options and will only require 1 extra bit of balsa once cut to complete the window, should speed things up.
Roof on, "roof shout" (may just be a kiwi thing!
Tiles on
Starting to look like something...
The back
Balcony

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Comments 5

Dan on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 14:44

Looking great now its cut down in size a bit ( your caption made me laugh!) great work so far, especially on the window and door details!!!

Looking great now its cut down in size a bit ( your caption made me laugh!) great work so far, especially on the window and door details!!!:)
Rex on Thursday, 30 January 2020 23:11

Added a couple more progress photos above... nothing to drool over yet

Added a couple more progress photos above... nothing to drool over yet
Rex on Sunday, 02 February 2020 23:36

More progress (but slow progress!) images added to the main post.

More progress (but slow progress!) images added to the main post.
Rex on Thursday, 06 February 2020 11:55

More progress shots, are we there yet?

More progress shots, are we there yet?
Rex on Friday, 07 February 2020 09:49

Roof shout?

Roof shout?
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