Building Bavaria '45 Day Three
The task at hand is to cover the buildings and make them look smooth. I knew there was only one option available for me. Cardboard. Not the fancy stuff. The stuff breakfast cereal comes in. And to be quite honest, there's nothing wrong with the stuff. I'm actually quite partial to it.
I took the largest one I could find, and set to work measuring out the sides of the tower. These pieces would be the first things stuck to the foam core before assembly. The reason being is to make it easier to fit the windows. I added 2mm to the width of these two pieces. This would compensate for the width of the card. The other two narrower sides were kept the same width as the foam core pieces to which they'd be attached. This would make them all line up flush if I had done my maths correctly...
First off, I fit the edging to the windows. This covers up the unsightly exposed foam. My foamcore is 5mm thick. I cut strips of card 7mm wide to take account of the width of the card front as well and fitted them to the top and bottom of the windows, then the sides. I positioned them flush with the front of the building. This meant they protruded slightly at the back. The main thing is to make sure that they go the whole width of the building.
As usual, they are made from cereal packet card. I measure out a section of card in 1cm intervals along one axis, and 5mm intervals along the other axis. I make sure I press the pen firmly along the 5mm lines as these need to show up when I paint the slates.