|My finished model project (:|
We started with the basic floor plan, as ready made and provided to us.
2,3 and 4 of 4 included elevations for A,B. J, K. C, D, E. L, M, and a portion of N. F, H, I. And the Proscenium. He intentionally left off O, P and the remainder of N so that we would get to practice creating our own elevations and problem solving.
Here's 4 of 4 to give you an idea of what we had to start with:
Then we were allowed to decorate the blank walls however we wanted , as long as it was in 1/4" scale. I started out in light pencil before going back over my design in pen.
Then we got to color them. If you'll take a quick look up at the floor plan, there is very clearly a window in wall H, so we had to decide what it would look like. If you look at my wall D, you can see I decided to create another window. That will have to be reflected in my revised floor plan:
Close up of the Kitchen:
Close up of the library:
Close up of the Dining Room:
Close up of the remainder of the Dining Room and the other wall of the kitchen. You can see faint trailer lines where I was doing my planning. It's important to keep your initial lines faint.:
Close up on one wall of the Living Room:
And close up on the other wall. This is where the arch will be in wall B:
The remainder of the Living Room:
The "back side" of N-- because it ends up being the inside of the kitchen. What you can see here is where I've cut the door for the Dining Room from the "front". I decided I wanted to display all of my doors partially ajar, but it's not required to actually cut them.:
Cutting all my pieces out:
And from the 'back':
Starting to assemble them:
No glue at this point-- just making sure all the walls line up properly:
We also had to make tabs to hold up the 'free standing' walls. As you can see, those unsupported walls are J, P, N, A, and I. The piece labeled B is is support for the open arch in wall B.
Then I cut them them all out:
Back to the detail cutting and scoring with exacto knife to get them to 3D:
Then it was time for the gluing and pinning. The pins help hold it in place while the Tacky Glue dries. As an aside, Tacky Glue is -fantastic-! 15 seconds. Seriously.
Moving on to the second wall:
The entire thing pinned in place:
Looking down on the set model from above:
And from the front:
Looking at the Library through the Living Room:
Looking through the Dining Room:
The impossible Kitchen (lol) My husband said I should have colored it blue and called it the Tardis Kitchen, as it's larger on the inside than possible from the outside (;
And then it was time to prepare the proscenium arch:
I made another arch support, then cut everything out:
The whole thing from the back:
And the finished piece:
As an aside, while I was waiting for class, I looked down and discovered a tardis...next to my tardis kitchen:
This kitchen amused me on several levels-- We've already discussed the first, but the second is that no one in the audience can actually see into this room. My husband said (with a touch of sarcasm), "The people getting to build the set are going to -love- that." (; Fortunately, no one actually has to build it.
All in all, I have to say that I enjoyed making the first scene design model.