Thursday, July 9, 2015

CC 2015 and Progress on the Citadel

I haven't been doing much in the world of miniatures recently.  Summer is my busy time at work in my RL.  Between work, running the kids around and all the other stuff, I just haven't had time in weeks.  I finally got to steal a little time yesterday!

Some time ago I mentioned that I was going to build a drawer to house the pool that will go with the HBS Creatin' Contest kit.  I did get the drawer built, however I didn't realize it until I was putting it together that the plywood that I used was warped from sitting around in our garage. You can see the gap at the bottom and the whole thing wobbles.  I may be able to even it our by adding some kind of feet underneath.  I'll figure something out.

 Here's the drawer open with the 2" construction foam.  I will carve the pool out of this.  I made the drawer a little bigger than the kit so that I can landscape.

#HBSCreatinContest 2015

I started on the flooring in the biggest room in the Citadel.  This is where the kitchen will be.
I cut some laminate samples from Abet Laminati into 2" x 2" pieces.  It took me six sheets of laminate.

 Once they were laid down, I wasn't happy with how they lined up.  I had hoped that they would fit together more tightly and the seams wouldn't be so obvious.

 I ended up using a little white craft paint to fill in any lines, then wiped it off just like when you grout real tile.

 Much better!

 Here is the sputnik light I made.  I made it a couple of years ago and waited for the perfect spot to put it.

This is a miniature Heywood Wakefield inspired dogbone dining set made by Jack Chastain.  Unfortunately, it only has three chairs.  I have no idea where or how to contact him to see if he can make a fourth.  Overall I think it's coming along...slowly!