Wednesday, 18 July 2012

WIP - Stoelzel's Structures Federal House ... sort of!

Just a quick post today, showing you the progress I am making on the hacked-about, bastardised building that I am making from the Stoelzel's Structures Federal House, which I have referred to previously as the ... BUNGALOW OF DOOM!!!  err ... sorry about that!

Anyway, here are a couple of pics that I snatched quickly on my mobile last night. The first shows the front elevation as it is as present and features the first 2 'glazed' windows that I've ever put in a card building! (the 2 on the first floor) You can also see the first bit of roof between the dormer window and the room above the front door. Zombie-Me provides a bit of scale to the shot, but he was moving so fast that he made the shot a bit blurry, damn his eyes!

And here is an overhead shot of the first floor. The tiled area in the top right will be the bathroom, the small room in the centre bottom an office/study and the others bedrooms. I still need to cut a hole for the stairs though.

That's it for the BUNGALOW OF DOOM!! - sorry! - but just a note on the Clinic that featured in my last post. Carl - the CEO of the mega-corporate conglomerate that is Stoelzel's Structures - has already updated his Hospital pdf to include 120% sized beds - how quick is that! Well done him! 

Also, I was contemplating another extension to the clinic, as it has no toilet facilities at all at present! I had a brainwave though and I'm going to add rooms at the ends of the corridors between the rooms to cater for this, so by the time you see it again, it will have changed quite a bit.

15 comments:

  1. Yet another good building.... I wish I had more storage...

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    1. Thanks Clint, I don't think it compares to your Afghanistan set-up though. As for storage ... I am beginning to worry a bit myself!

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  2. That doesn't look too bad at all, Colin. Just one minor point, though. Isn't a bungalow a single-storeyed building? This looks more like a house than a bungalow to me. Just imagine the ruckus Van Fampi would have had to say about that! LOL!

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    1. I did check Wikipedia before I named it, VtG. It is a Bungalow, but as it has rooms in the roof it's a dormer bungalow - apparently.

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  3. Very nice job. I have the Federal House model, also, but haven't built it yet. Between your Hospital and Federal House I will have some good examples when I finally build mine. Thanks for posting, and which one are you doing next?

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    1. Ooh LJ - I wouldn't use this monstrosity as a guide for the Federal House. The ground floor is basically the same. I changed the outer skin on it as wooden buildings are a real rarity here in the UK, using brick patterns from the Modular Mansion. The first floor is completely different though - apart from its size, which is the same.

      As for what's on the build schedule ... I think I'll do a post on that - thanks for the idea!

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  4. Well, that's another good looking building sir. You are going to have quite a table put together.

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    1. Thanks you Chuck! (it is Chuck isn't it?) Now what I need to do is some games to get AARs as good as yours!

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  5. Nice work Colin, looks to be a rather good wip

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    1. Thanks buddy - need to make some fences like yours I think

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  6. Thanks for the kind words. Now onto the build, that's some major renovation effort, I love the altered roof line your making there. Will really give this unit charm.

    So, you asked for a heads up preview of my releases. It's a tough call, as I have a long list of ideas, and things always get shuffled around. My higher priority builds are the Big Box (as I promised Joe), and then I want to finish a certain 80's techno-TRONic arcade with hidden back room, I thinking this later will double as a laundry mat, in homage to a certain cancer survivor turned drug lord who as need of a hidden room. I already drew up a CD display base after seeing the contest on http://showcaseterrain.blogspot.com/ and I intend to release that as a freebie demo product so people can practice the techniques.

    And then the long range stuff that is only loosely planned, barely started, such as a modular church (similar to the Mansion/Asylum projects, a new MUCK for higher sky reaching buildings, a true proper Victorian house (whose roof line was probably more akin to what your doing here).

    Like I said, things get bumped around whenever someone makes a request that sounds exciting, after all, the MUCK originated from a request on TMP, the Circus from a request from Eleanor on the CD forum, and the Townhouse and Olde Towne from Drew's requests. So, you asked for a heads up preview of my releases. It's a tough call, as I have a long list of ideas, and things always get shuffled around. My higher priority builds are the Big Box (as I promised Joe), and then I want to finish a certain 80's techno-TRONic arcade with hidden back room, I thinking this later will double as a laundry mat, in homage to a certain cancer survivor turned drug lord who as need of a hidden room. I already drew up a CD display base after seeing the contest on http://showcaseterrain.blogspot.com/ and I intend to release that as a freebie demo product so people can practice the techniques.

    And then the long range stuff that is only loosely planned, barely started, such as a modular church (similar to the Mansion/Asylum projects, a new MUCK for higher sky reaching buildings, a true proper Victorian house (whose roof line was probably more akin to what your doing here).

    Like I said, things get bumped around whenever someone makes a request that sounds exciting, after all, the MUCK originated from a request on TMP, the Circus from a request from Eleanor on the CD forum, and the Townhouse and Olde Towne from Drew's requests. I like to prioritize requests over my own personal long list when possible and reasonable.

    As I mentioned, going through the entire existing catalog and updating some items, instructions and addressing some remaining customer requests is also high. As is getting my own forum together for pic sharing, help, requests, progress reports and general socializing.

    Cheers, Carl

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    1. Thanks Carl - looks like something went a bit wrong though ... lloking forward to a Stoelzel's forum and the Big Box. A modular church would be grand - imagine a zombie siege of a cathedral anyone?

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  7. great looking building, The more I see of Stoelzel's structures, the more I'm determined that I'll get some of them (roll on Xmas), there ever expanding range is great.
    Great build like your federal house and hospital are trully inspirational.

    I'm surprised no-one has mentioned a modular mall to Mr. S !

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    1. Oh, it's been mentioned, and is on the list. The big box that is coming soon is my compromise and will likely be compatible as the end stores of such a project. Cheers, C

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    2. Thanks Joe. They are nice and - more importantly IMO - fun to build! I prefer them to WWG's buildings as they don't have those 'Linx' things and they take account of the building material unlike Dace's Games buildings.

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