Sunday, March 1, 2015
INSPIRATION: Adam Savage's O Scale build of the Hedge Maze from "The Shining"
This is quite a work of art! He used flocked particleboard, and every piece is screwed down to the base. There are, as always, a lot of good tips sprinkled through this rather long video. I'm feeling slightly shamed, as I abandoned a 1979 papercraft model of the Timberline Lodge in mid-build. The parts didn't fit properly. This was a particularly frustrating build, as I made a multi-level foamcore base, which fit the model really well, and color copied all the pieces so I could keep the original printed model intact. After two days work, I found that whoever designed the model obviously didn't do a test build, as the roofs didn't fit at all and many of the dormers were misaligned. (I'd forgotten this sort of thing was frequently a problem with ambitious 1970s card models.) To top it all off, I was building it to exhibit at the PDX Mini MakerFair, and when I realized it couldn't be finished without major redesign work, I had to kick myself for all the time I'd wasted on it. I thought briefly about buying some Xmas spray foam snow to cover the roofs' flaws, but even that wouldn't have worked with all the gaps. Days of work, into the dumpster!