I want to make some tall buildings with very small footprints to represent towns for my renaissance games. I got the idea from an amazing Three Musketeers game put on by Sidney Roundwood (See Sidney's blog HERE) that I saw on Twitter.
Below are some shots of Sidney's game taken by others.
I started with a pair of tall buildings measuring 60mm x 80mm x 225mm. I decided to go with single buildings rather than a fixed row for versatility.They were constructed from cork tile, coffee stirrers and matchsticks with laser cut windows and doors from various sources. The roofs were made from card clad in laser cut tile strips (I don't remember where these came from) and finished with a piece of square dowel topped with a bead for a chimney. Odd bricks were added with rectangles of card.
More tall buildings will follow.
My third tall building.
The clock tower
Next I made a clock tower. this is going to be the tallest building in this set. It has a 60mm x 60mm base with an 80mm x 80mm top section for the clock faces. It stands 300mm tall.
The door and windows are 3D printed resin from eBay and the clock faces (front and back) are laser cut from a craft shop.
Another 'specialist building. Originally this was just going to be a tall building with a crenulated top but it grew in the building.
I've decided I don't like the top section so I've removed it and will come up with something else.
For my shops I've rotated the bases 90 degrees so they have an 80mm frontage and a 60mm depth for their ground floors. Above this is an 80mm x 80mm overhanging first floor.
The shop sign is a metal casting from Hovels. Hovels make a pack of four signs so I'm going to make four shops. Each will be a variation on this first design.
My first shop is the cobblers.
My second shop is the apothecary.
My third shop is a book shop. The resin books are from Fenris Games.
My fourth shop is a butcher's. The resin accessories are from Angry Stag Wargaming on eBay.
My fifth shop is a candlestick maker. In his roof garden he has bee hives from First Corps and a selection of Dystopian Arts candles for sale in the front of his shop. The shop sign is from a Mantic terrain crate.
I wanted my workshops to have open working areas without enlarging their footprints. After some thought I settled on the idea of a workspace on the ground floor with a door leading to a rear area and living quarters above.
My first two workshops are a bakery and a blacksmith. The oven and forge are 3D printed items from Inspire miniatures on Etsy.
The Coaching Inn
This is going to be my centrepiece. It's made up of five separate buildings and three wall sections. I'm keeping everything separate for ease of storage and versatility. Each building can be used on its own.
The inn itself is made up of two tall wings and a central archway.
I've decided that the stables part of the build doesn't give enough room so will need rethinking. I've gone ahead with the main build though.