Finally I have now finished my factory-build and the
result is quite nice.
Left to do is to put some base-coating and then finalize
with a "lick of paint"(I qoute my friend Joe).
I started this project with a vision to have a factory on my
gaming-table in july when some friends came for a visit to
play a campaign of Warhammer 40k. The factory was far from
finished when my friends arrived but it still proved its place and
game me some more inspiration to use when my
project progressed. I have used almost only left-overs and this
is the fun part, to make something out of nothing.
The base is 10mm carboard (I don´t use anyting thinner
because it will bend if you glue anything on top of it).
The big accumlator tank is a paperroll-cylinder
and 5mm thick in dimension and coated with corrugated paper.
The house is originally a cardboard-box that contained a clock.
The horizontally mounted tank on the back of the building is a
toilet-paper-roll with internal support made of polystyrene.
The big pipe placed on the side of the building
and the chimney are also paperroll-cylinders used for
wiping-paper in the kitchen. The roof is manufactured out of
3 mm cardboard and coated with corrugated paper
and used big wooden tindersticks. The base of the chimney and
also the top is made of holders and plastic profiles from
cannisters used for washing laundry.
All the rivets are made out of cutdown plastic toothpicks.
The cylindrical housing on top of the roof are corks taken
from Juice-cannisters and the handles are leftovers
from metalbuttoms used for textile clothing.The ladders are
all cutdown from plant-sticks. Finally I have made a ventilator-
housing out of my daughters cork taken from
The bricks on the house and the chimney are all cut out of
polysterene and glued with pva. Some critics think that the
method of cutting down each brick by hand is
to time-consuming but I like it and I think the look of the build up
looks very rough and industrial. Finally I have made lamps out
of the hat from a pen and the electrical is metalthread with plastic-
coating.The grass is left overs from artificial football-grass
made for interior use. The basing is a mixture of sand and pva.
The only thing that I am a bit curious about is that I am not sure
if I should make a gate with two doors or not!?