The start of my 28mm wild west buildings, all are scratched built using 3mm MDF and a variety of different sized matches.
A search on the web provided the inspiration for the buildings, a nice change from building European buildings.
The buildings include a Saloon, Dental surgery, Undertakers building, Grocery store, Sheriffs building with jail, Bank, Church, Postal office and a mine.
The majority of the roofs are either Tar sheeted or shingle roofs. The roofs with tar sheets are made from black cardboard paper secured in place with PVA glue. The shingle roofs are made from thin cardboard sheets cut into small squares over lapping each other, again secured in place with PVA glue.
I used a thin bladed hand saw and box cutters to cut the MDF and used a tube of liquid nails to bond them together.
The window frames are made from small match sticks.
|A layer of PVA glue is spread on the ground level of the building and grit is added.
|Image from a computer game which inspired the Grocery store.
|I wanted the Undertakers building to be a bit run down reflecting a drop in business but now What a Cowboy has hit the gaming scene the Undertaker expects business will be booming.
|The coffin is made from cardboard
|Inspiration for the Undertakers building again from a computer game.
|The jail bars are made from tooth picks
|Forgot to add the frame work for the window, will have to correct that.
|I carved the molar tooth with some Milliput.
|Here is the inspiration for the Dentist building by Anna Cleveland.
|Image showing how I used box cutters to shape the MDF.
|The Post office was the first building I constructed.
|The inspiration for the Postal office.
|The hill side is made from a dense piece of styrene foam base on MDF with small grit added with PVA glue.
|The mine cart is made with balsa wood and matches were used to construct the rail line.
|Onto the painting stage.