Hoping that I get a flexible genre, I have started building the sets for my stop motion film. (See previous post)
This is how I have gone about building the French Cafe.
I manipulated a cardboard box into the shape of a typical Parisian building. Taping cardboard eaves on with masking tape (So tape can later be painted)
Next I cut out detail for the roof
Using thin card and fat straws I made a chimney unit
I then taped this onto the top of the building
Along with the roof detail...
Next, using a kebab skewer and a normal straw, I fashioned a power line/tv ariel
Then it was time to paint. I did a base coat...
...then added a darker colour, in splotches, to add depth.
Then painted the roof darker again.
When dry, I made a template to cut the windows out with
Again using skewers, cutting them to the right size, I then poked them into the corrugations in the card to create the window panes.
Then I painted them white
I will add windows in later...
I am also working on some little wire grates too.
Next I cut heaps of lengths of popsicle stick, and painted them white
I will use these as the window frames
Like so. (I will hot glue them on...)
I then painted the 'dirty' look onto my building, to age it and make it more realistic.
It is getting there eh!
Look out for part 2 of the French Cafe set, along with many other sets, coming soon.