This where all my hobby and OSHIRO items will be posted. It's an eclectic mix but hopefully there's a bit of something for most people (if not everyone :-).
Meanwhile, back in Japan...
The shoji are done as is the woodwork, basic groundwork and wall panels. The shoji were laser cut from thin acrylic and then thin paper (from Japan) was applied to the rear with very thin superglue. This allowed the light to come through and for the whole sheet to be stuck without any lifting.
The panels were painted with masonery paint first and then just highlighted with pure white. This gives a pleasing subtle effect and isn't too overpowering.
The woodwork was painted with my standard brown and drybrushed with three levels, each getting progressivly lighter.
The roof style will be quite low, hipped but with a small gable at each end. I'll make a mock up first to make sure that the angles and tile spacing works.
The stones under the veranda were painted a grey/green/brown and will get a light highlight.
I'm still struggling with the tate but shouldn't be too far off from getting them right, I'#m also working on a few interior details that I might cast and have on the website.
One slight annoying thing is that the base plate has warped ever so slightly on the underside (even though it's acrylic). I can sort it though.
The reason why the groundwork is not done yet is because the small kura is actually the master that will be getting moulding very soon, it's not stuck down and is only there for the photo. I'm debating whether to have a small field or even a rice paddy at the back, or maybe something else...
I mijght add a gate to the side entrance but have it as an openwork bamboo one instead of a solid wooden one.
To finish off for today I've got two repeat models that I've made for a very nice chap recently (in fact, they'll be in the post tomorrow) who liked the originals.
It's a roadside signpost and a rural toilet. Basically the same as last time but with a slightly different profile for the toilet. Lastly I've made a planted paddy field. Quite time consuming but I think the effect is worthwhile. I'll leave you with a few final picutes.
Labels: 28mm samurai, Terrain
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Beautiful work, I love the paddy field.ReplyDelete
The woodwork on the house is so good...... your very talented mate.ReplyDelete
Fantastic work, Jim. I'm loving that paddy field!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much chaps. More to follow on Sunday :-)ReplyDelete
For the lighting, I'd suggest using battery operated 'tea lights' suspended in the roof structure. (Flickering ones if you can find them.)ReplyDelete
Certainly worth looking into. I was going to go with a simple LED circuit but they sound much better suited. Thanks for the heads up :-)ReplyDelete
very nice how did you make the rice paper doors? I'm in the process of making some terrain.ReplyDelete