Tuesday, 12 February 2013

A Terrace Build 1.

Back on shifts, which I actually quiet like as it gives me time in the morning to do bits and pieces once the heirs are at school. The Viscountess leaves me alone (which is nice).

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!)
Gathered together my tools and materials. Yep I've tried it again, pizza packaging.

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.



  1. Looks promising, following with interest.

  2. You've got me hooked.

    Six nations? -Men have to have funny shaped balls to play in that - right ?

  3. I wish you luck with this project. That's a brave decision to go totally scratch-built.

    1. Thanks mate, let's see how it turns out. Phase two tomorrow.

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    1. I hope that I can keep it up. that's got nothing to do with odd shaped balls!