Here is a walk
through the build process. I'll try to give some detail about how
things were done or about new techniques or materials that I tried out.
If they worked for me, they can work for you too! This was a fun
project, a bit stressful as I had a lot to do and a little time to do it
in. I worked on this off and on for about three weeks at night -
maybe 2-4 hours a shot. I'd say I probably ended up with around 50 hours
in it so far.
I wanted to do this page a little
different from the normal small thumbnails, so I'll be posting big
pictures with descriptions. The comments for any picture will be
right below the picture. I'll need to split this into different
pages to keep it loading quickly. Use the menu below to
conveniently jump around OR start on this page and keep going forward at
the end of each page.
:: Intro ::
:: Door ::
Bay Window ::
:: Fountain ::
This is the Downtown Deco Kit as done by
Here is my diorama; A lot of
Hey, it's my new work desk! I'm still working on that whole
"organization" concept. I did stop several times though and clean
things up and reorganize. I was spending forever looking for
"that" tool. Yeah, you know the one. Anyway, I picked up two of
these great display tables from an OfficeMax that was closing. You
can see part of one on the right. They work great for holding
trains and all my paints. The new desk works great too. I
may not be the most organized guy, but I have leaned that it helps
to be neat and organized. The TV was set up to show pictures from a
CD that I wanted to use as references. (Or to watch NASCAR when my wife
was helping me out.)
On to the making of the tower roof !