Readers of a certain age will remember Vision-on and Tony Hart*. There have always been variations on a theme of Charles Grant’s ruined buildings (with or without the not-ruined covers), and the success of Graham and Phil’s built-up areas seen previously got me thinking about variations on the “rows of burned out windows”. I wanted to do something like the cut out skylines that you see in collages of cityscapes. In other words, a profile with a bit of depth created by shading and layers to create the illusion of a city rather than a 1/100 bombed out building.
Still bemused? Here is the first cut using cork, card, basswood and thin marine ply :
Test for contrast :
And the first undercoat with added detail for the illusion of depth:
A bit of painting to follow …
There is a lot of good stuff around on blogs at the moment, so of course I can’t find the links that I just know are there :
Bob Cordery’s L-shaped buildings : http://wargamingmiscellany.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/another-prototype-l-shaped-built-up-area.html
*Everyone else will just Thumble-it on their Smartphones