Saturday, 2 May 2020

Ishoo Wun-Ateen: Cardboard Cottage

Due to the shift to remote learning, my school has been setting up a whole swathe of new clubs to help our students socialise during lockdown times. One of the new clubs is my Scale Model Club. Since most of the kids have never built a model before, and since most of them don't have any exciting kits or materials, I put together a tutorial on how to build a simple model using only cardboard from packaging, and the sort of basic tools and paint which they are likely to have for art projects. Then I thought why sit on a perfectly good project? Why not get Grot to explain it for his many fans?
So here you are, you lucky people! Apart from the static grass added at the end (and you could skip that!) this whole cottage is made from two different cardboard boxes using nothing but a knife, a pair of scissors, a pen/pencil, a ruler, and some glue. I did use both PVA and Super Glue, but you can just pick one and use it for everything. I did also use two different knives, but either one would have been fine for the whole project. You'll also notice there are more photos than I'd usually use - since this was designed for novice modellers, I went into more detail than I usually would, taking two or three photos were I'd usually only take one.
Anyway, Grot time.

Well, there you have it besieged Hippo Fans! Working entirely in cardboard really took me back to the early days of my terrain career, when I was 13 and my nan gave me the original red How To Make Wargames Terrain book for my birthday. Look out for companion pieces to this coming in future!

1 comment :

  1. Great stuff. Nice to see Grot is back into historical stuff again.