So today I decided to have a go at building some terraced housing for an English town/village. You all know where this is going.
First of all planning. I checked out some average dimensions of terraced housing, there are plenty on the web. Then using a rather nifty app I was able to convert those measurements into 1/72nd scale. This can be found on:
Just type in the distances and out they come to scale.
Then I drew up a 1:1 scale drawing in my modelling book. (My school didn't do practical stuff like TD. However I can read the Bayeux Tapestry!)
Finally I cut out the blanks and interestingly each base provides enough polystyrene for a long wall and a side.
Being a scrap builder I couldn't stand throwing away the waste as I'm sure it will come in handy later! In hindsight (which is always 20:20) I will put a fresh blade into the old Stanley Knife.
I left it there for more mundane chores. But the future holds making doors, windows, curtains and
attaching them to the walls, before building the street.
I want to get the albatross of a game (Safe Zone) completed. But family duty, work and the Six Nations has got in the way. So much gaming so little time.
Keep on gaming.