Not Quite Apocalyptic

I have been following Imperial Rebel Ork’s post-apocalyptic tree house  (yes really!) with some interest. So as the UK virus apocalypse is not quite as exciting, and needs fewer handguns, I thought that it was time for Shed du Soleil to get an upgrade.

Essentially, this is just a long-winded way of saying that I have extended the veranda canopy by a couple of feet, and run a cloister along the side of the wall. It is a proper cloister, with spandrels and a tension half-hammer beam that is only possible due to the lightweight polycarbonate roof, and which is there to provide stiffening under tension if wind tries to get under the roof and lift it off.

As usual, cowboybuilders.co.uk did the job by moonlight, with their wobbly ladders. A neighbour was throwing a front door away, so it went down to the Tank Shed (Shed 24). I’m in the process of moving the French doors to the front of the sitting out area to make it weathertight. The hobbit next to the shed is under scale aged about 7. With true-scale modelling, your bits box just takes up more space and the figures won’t stand still to be photographed.

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4 responses to “Not Quite Apocalyptic

  1. I’m sure I’ve seen something like this on Grand Designs…

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  2. Even though I have no idea what it is, I was pleased to see “spandrel” spelled with a small “s” – if you’d capitalised the “S” it would have been a Russian anti-tank missile and I imagine that would have caused no end of trouble (but, just maybe, handy to have during an apocalypse)! 🙂

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  3. I’m not allowed to fire ATGWs in the garden after the last incident 🙂

    Regards, Chris

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