Monday, 21 May 2012

Dave Graffam Models 3 - The Cottage

At the end of my last post, I said I'd do another Dave Graffam Model post and gave a choice of 3. In the comments on that post, The Extraordinarii voted for The Cottage, so that's what I'm putting up this time.

So here it is, inspected as before by Van Fampi - still a world renowned interior designer, but there's no interior for him to criticise this time!  This was the first of my DGM builds and it was very unambitious. I glued the roof on this one and used some old fag packets I had kept for just such a purpose to glue the card walls to. Anyway, the model itself is quite ... 'strange' in its design (IMNSHO obviously!), and I'm not entirely sure how it can be a cottage.  Bearing in mind that this build is entirely as supplied by DGM and I've not tried to make any bashes/or customisations to it, it is impractically thin, as you'll see in the pics below. I used none of the surface texture layers, hoping to give it a plastered/whitewashed feel, thus increasing the model's potential periods of use - e.g. ECW for Witchfinder, early 20thC for 7TV, etc

Anyway, the first pic shows the main entrance with Van Fampi to give scale
"No opening doors?! huh! amateur build!"
From this angle you can see what I mean by 'thin' - at least I hope so!
"Can't look through the windows either ..."
This is the 'rear elevation'
"Another non-opening door and more 'windows' - pfah!"
Finally the last elevation showing the cottage's tower ... well known for towers are cottages ... aren't they?
"Well it will be alright as a space filler ... I SUPPOSE!!"
I do like this model, but I'm don't believe that 'The Cottage' is the right name for it ... not that I have a better name that is! I reckon I'll probably build another at some point with an interior, but for now, I'm quite happy with this one.



8 comments:

  1. Van Fampi is a hard taskmaster isn't he ?
    The "cottage" (*ahem) looks good, but as you point out architecturally unsound.
    It's still a very usable building, though I think for a modern environment I'd have it on the periphery of the action.

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    1. So I've found Mr Z! I agree - a background space-filler.

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  2. Very nice Colin, I like this building, has character and as you said has use in a few eras.

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    1. Thanks Mr Ex - very kind. As I said in the post, I reckon I'll build another and will play around with that a bit - changing dimensions etc.

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  3. I have the perfect name for it - "Colin's Folly." hey, don't knock it! A folly is an architectural structure. It is certainly not a cottage by any stretch of the imagination. It's a nice looking model, but surely more usable as a piece of background scenery than as a place to explore and/or defend.

    Also, it really is remarkable how Van Fambi seems to be saying what I'm thinking! Sheesh, he's a goddamn mind reader!

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    1. hmmm ... not sure about the name VtG, but I think it's better than the cottage! and I'll do proper doors and windows next time honest!

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  4. That's really nice. It looks spooky as well. Could it be the source of the outbreak!

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    1. I'd not seen it as spooky Mr B, but now I look at the pics I can see what you mean ... I think it's more likely to be over the entrance to an underground lab myself - and I think that it very well might be sometime soon!

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