Saturday, March 17, 2012
"Want something from the shop?" Stoelzel's Structures Market finished.
Hi friends. Thanks for stopping by. Just finished my second Stoelzel's Structure. This time I did the Market. This is a great little model. I was captivated when I first saw this model by the cool looking merchandise shelves, which are cleverly designed to also hold up the second floor, besides being chock-full of goodies for your Survivors. :) All of the buildings in this series are designed to be printed out on cardstock and then mounted on foamcore. For my last build I used full page printing labels to print the graphics on. This time I used cardstock, but because my printer is acting up, I took them to the UPS Store where they were having a sale on color printing. The pages were printed on a color laser printer and came out great, really showing off the quality of the artwork Carl Stoelzel, the owner has made for these. I got a great deal at the UPS Store, they were very helpful and friendly and it only cost me 51 cents per page. Staples wanted $1.09 per page, after making me wait like 10 minutes for someone finally coming to help me. Bastiches. So, $12 later I was ready to start on this project.
An interior view of the upstairs.
Another 2nd floor interior shot. I glued some foamcore offcuts into the corners of the rooms to help level off the rooftop. Like a dumbass, I forgot that they would prevent me from being able to remove the second floor. :(
An interior shot of the ground floor from the front. There's 3 of the 4 shelf units, a fruit stand, sales counter and cash register. On the upper left the white spot is where I damaged the texture when I removed the foamcore supports pictured in the last shot. I'll have to go back and fix that later. Hey, it's St. Patrick's Day, guess what I've been drinking while finishing off this project? :)
Ground floor shot from a different angle. Note the glaring white evidence of my stupidity. Oh, well, easy to fix. I'll use this as a cautionary tale. If you drink beer, don't build terrain...
Last view of the ground floor interior.
A not very good shot through the front door and windows.
This was a very nice model to make, great detail and a cool design, with lots of nice elements. There are 3 pages of very nice crates I didn't include because I'm lazy and already have a bunch of resin Christmas Village crates and boxes. There's also a very cool Ooops page that has extra, slightly oversized doors and windows to print out in case the interior and exterior sides of the print-outs didn't line up correctly. I've never seen anyone do that before and I think that's a great idea. If I had one suggestion for improvement, it would be to add a little more instruction for the fire escape and the cash register construction. But's a really minor point, I think. This model is great value for 3 or 4 times the cost.
Thanks for looking.
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