Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Stoelzel’s Structures - 7ombieTV Cabin

Apologies for the delay between posts, but its been hectic at work, and busy at home as well, which has left little time for posting ...

Anyway, enough of the excuses! This post will show the Cabin by Carl Stoelzel - the brain behind Stoelzel's Structures - that is included in the 7ombieTV rulebook released by Crooked Dice.

As with my previous posts on buildings I've made, the omnipresent Van Fampi - internal designer extrordinaire - is present in the pics to give an idea of the model's size, but this time we are joined by a guest reviewer - Zombie-Me! - who, unfortunately, doesn't have a huge vocabulary ...

To the build. It's a good building that went together without any great difficulty and, tbh, now I've finished it, it's surprising just how big the cabin actually is!  So the first pic is an exterior shot with the roof in place. I intend to 'fancy-up' the roof with the ready made roof tiles that I posted a pic of back in this post - shopping-wmms-part-2 - but wanted to show the Cabin as you get it. I think I should have removed the thick black line around the edge of the printed tiles, but leaving it on gave a good overhang for the roof - IMO.
"Here we are again, happy as can be!"
"Urrrggghhhh ..."
The next pic is the same view but with the roof removed and you just see the end of an Ainsty table I put in. 7ombieTV doesn't include any furniture for the Cabin, although the first issue of the fanzine 'Zombieville Post' included some - again by Carl. Also in this pic, you can see that the Cabin has opening doors and holes for the windows!
"Doors - well done!"
"Sssspppplllleeennnn ..
The first photo of the interior is next and you can clearly see how big the Cabin is. Also you can see the Ainsty bed and a bench (that I can't remember where I got) that I added for a bit of decoration.  The model itself is made with 2mm artist board for the walls, roof and floor and 2 layers of cereal box card for the interior walls and exterior doors. Unfortunately, this has caused a bit of warping on the long interior wall, but not enough to matter.
"hmm .. a bit plain ..."
"uhh ... luuuunnnnnggggssss"
Here is another shot of the interior, from the other side of the model to the previous shot. The two small rooms are different sizes - one will be a bedroom, the other a bathroom I think.
"Very spacious!"
"Liiiiivvvvvveeeeeeerrrrrr ..."
Next is a clearer shot of the larger of the small rooms
"Very plain - needs more, I think"
"Whaaattttteeeevvveeeeeerrrrrr ..."
Finally for the Cabin is a shot of the smaller of the small rooms
"Well that's another job finished"
"Wheeerrrrreee'ssss ffoooddd gooonnne?!"

edited: I was asked in a comment how big the building was, and I thought I better add it here. It is just under 22cm by just under 17cm by just under 11cm high (to the roof peak)

Last of all for this post, is a shot of the progress I've made to date on the Stoelzel' Structures Federal House
"ooh, very big!"
"Ffffoooooddddd!!!"
However, expect this model to be substantially different to the designed model when it's finished!

18 comments:

  1. Nice review. I like the inclusion of your fig, a first! How many big in inches or cm is it?

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    1. Unfortunately, I don't have the actual model to hand, so I'll post the dimensions later

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    2. Measured it now - the model is just under 22cm by just under 17cm

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  2. That is suprisingly large. I did not realise just how big until I saw it compleded. I really appreciate seeing it like this. Many thanks.

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    1. Glad to help Clint. It was quite a fun build actually

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  3. Nice looking builds, and great report. Thanks for putting this up. I must say, the thick card stock seems work well for you, and I love the double door alteration, can't wait to see what else you do it.

    And sorry for the delay in the new roof pieces, they are drawn together, just hadn't had a time to build and test. Cheers, Carl

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    1. Thanks Carl. Don't worry about the roof pieces, I've printed more of the roof pieces from the Fed Hse and from the Modular Mansion so I've got all I need!

      I'm making the building in an 'English' style, and I just couldn't imagine a house that wide over here without double doors! The little window beside the doors will be a downstairs loo at some point - another thing a building like that would have if it were on this side of the pond!

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  4. It is very similar to Carl's Cottage that he makes for his own webstore. However, it is different enough to make me consider buying 7ombieTV just to get this model. Thanks for sharing, Colin. You've certainly given me plenty of food for thought.

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    1. I think that you'll like the rules as well - at least parts of them if not all. The 'living dead' status and barricade tokens spring to mind

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  5. Lovely work. Needs a conspicuous wolf's head mounted on one wall.

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    1. Now that's a fine idea! the zombieville post add-on I mentioned has a few animal heads in it as well ... ooh the possibilities!

      I do have some spare WF zed-heads somewhere ... perhaps one of them?

      Oh, and welcome aboard!

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  6. Looking swell Colin, Really nice touch with the bed and table.

    Ok so is this in with the PDF version I take it?

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    1. Thanks Dr B! I thought they looked a bit small actually ... but then I laid Zombie-Me on the bed and it was the right length!

      It is indeed - pages 51-57 of the pdf file

      oooh - deja vu ... ;)

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  7. The more I see of these models the more I like them, Xmas can't come early enough!
    Good build btw.

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    1. Thanks Mr Z. I will get around to one of those Illinois high st models you directed me to, but the build queue is full of Stoelzel's at the moment!

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    2. I've also found a new source of free downloadable models, the link came from Zombie-shop on Facebook,. I've posted it on The Board of the living Lead.

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  8. A great review, what a great looking building!

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    1. Thanks Ray! There's links to more on the buildings page

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