I’ve had two or three days solid modelling, and the layout shows some real progress. Having played around with the buildings, I chose what seems to be an interesting layout, and one that allows those with entrances on both sides to be used to best advantage.
I then added pavements and tarmac, leaving ‘holes’ for buildings with deep base plates. There are a few pavement joints that are not very good, but I suspect a strategic person or two will cover those in due time.
And this is the end result. Just a little fettling, and a touch of paint needed on the scenes. Some of the original Kuritu buildings show some natural weathering, and one or two came apart and needed gluing back together. However, I wanted to keep the original structures to keep the something of the character of the original layout.
And what to do with the other half of the layout? I had a very pleasant hour building the Tomytec temple buildings. Precoloured, and with painted details, they are designed to clip together – but a little solvent helps hold it all together. Here is the pagoda.
I’m waiting for a final building delivery to finally lay things out on the layout, and create the scenery, but it may look something like this…..
While I wait for the postman, I may return to Minories, or build the lighting ‘box’ to sit above the layout – both to provide illumination and some of the dust off. And there are still some cherry trees to plant around the edge of the layout….