Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Small Guard House

I made two little buildings for my good friend Gary Price for Iron Mask Miniatures Dwarf Musketeers games at the Pacificon gaming convention in Northern California over the 2015 Labor Day weekend. Here's a photo he sent me for reference but said he would like them to be 60mm tall (without finial) with openings around 30mm wide by 40mm tall.

They were easy to make. Here are the end results:
The walls are chipboard (stiff thin card). Detail is dollhouse trim and balsa strips. Each side was made individually, then they were glued together with a reinforcing basswood strip added at each inside corner.
The roofs are also chipboard with copper wire super glued on. Finial is a round toothpick with a small wooden bead and a plastic craft bead. The side windows are slices of plastic tubing. The building was painted as well the roof, which was then glued to the building. That's all it took to make them!

These small structures have many uses…
I'm not sure if the sign refers to the owner's name or his wares. Probably both.
No, I don't need any knuckle sandwiches, thank you very not.

Lou has souvenir town maps available for tourists.

King Bob visits a guard house. Figures are from sets by Illumination Entertain-ment / Thinkways Toys.