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Hi Darsc Zacal! I have started construction on the (Open Air - Farmers Market & Renaissance Fair) shire game board for my (RPG) tabletop game. These are booths #1 & #2...so this is my project for the month of May. Maybe a bit longer (since at my age, I don't work as fast as I used to)! There will be around (8) such booths of varied designs (all about the same size - scale wise being about 9'x4'). All are scratch built using (Camino & Superior) scale lumber (hard wood/not balsa). The most difficult part for all the booths will be the filling of the booths with the proper items for that booth (in the proper aprox. scale)...The last photo shows the size of the booths in relation to a standard (Reaper) figure.

 

Looking for feedback when you have the chance and time.

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Wow. These look great!

 

I know you said you don't work as fast as you used to, but that was pretty darn quick! You did an excellent job on both. I can't think of any suggestions that would improve the work you'be already done.

 

As far as produce and product to fill them up. Some greenstuff (2/part epoxy) rolled up into little balls and other shapes and painted in various colours should be an easy way to fill your booths with fruit and vegetables. Maybe another poster knows of a manufacturer of other miniature shop items.

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Fine work. Now you make me want to do the same thing.

As to filling them, it seems that the execution would be easier than the ideas. A fruitstand is, of course, necessary, but making fruit in 25mm ain't hard. Greenstuff will work. Hell, so will Model Magic, and cheaper to boot.

 

Scales would be common, for weighing coins and bullion, as well as parceling out product; many booths would have these.

Another booth would be armor and weapons; Reaper makes a variety of accessory packs that would fill that booth just peachy. Take the heads off some knights for helms. Add some shields.

Another booth would be meat pies. Add a charcoal brazier or Dutch oven, and make pies out of putty.

Apothecary? Tiny potion bottles are easy enough to make out of certain beads.

A mercenaries recruiting booth is incredibly easy; just add a treasure chest and a keg of strong drink. Maybe some tankards. Recruitment bonus!

For a ren faire, a booth selling smoked turkey legs is necessary, but these are tough to render in putty in 25mm. I'd have it selling Velociraptor drumsticks, instead. But I am weird and presumptuous...

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In the left side of the pic below you can see a large roundish, perhaps octagonal, freestanding market booth. That would likely be too large for the open market space you'd currently building these booths for, but it might make an interesting project for an adjoining tile.

 

Also. If you look closely around the city scene, you can spot several booths somewhat similar to yours.

 

(I apologize for the resolution of the pic, but it seems to be the best I can do.)

 

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Thanks for the immediate feedback (Darsc Zacal, pocketcthulhu, Dr. Bedlam)...thanks for the photo (Darsc Zacal); the quality is not bad at all. Yes (pocketcthulhu); there will be colored cloth covers on the booths (if you look at the art sketches...that is the way I designed them)...but great thinking on your part and thanks for that comment.

 

At this point in time...my art draft design calls for the following booths:

 

1. Produce market booth (will be on a second adjoining board)...it will be about 2 & 1/2 times the size of these other booths.

2. Weapons booth.

3. Rugs & Carpets booth.

4. Fabrics booth.

5. Artist booth (paintings & books).

6. Nick Nack booth.

7. Olis, Potions, Incense, Herbs, Candles booth.

8. Beer & Ale booth (pictured as #1).

9. Pirate Beer booth.

10. Fortune Teller booth.

11. Kissing Booth.

 

Some of you have mentioned using green stuff...I have used something by that name...a blue & yellow rubber type strip that you mash together and form things...but the stuff that I have used takes forever to harden...I have made (pies, sausage, etc.) and a week later it still is rather soft...I actually hate the stuff (is this the same stuff you are talking about)?

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It sounds like it may be the same. Your local hardware store also may carry something similar but in a different colour and with somewhat different properties.

 

If I recall correctly, one colour is actually the hardener, and if you put slightly more of it into the mix, instead of the usual 50/50 mix, it will cause the sculpt to harden somewhat more quickly.

 

Note- I've only ever used the 50/50 mix myself, so you might want to wait and see if a more experienced greenstuff user chimes up before you try any experimentation.

 

And as Dr.Bedlam pointed out, there may well be cheaper modelling putty alternatives available.

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Darn!

Your works are so nice!

I'd like to have the time to do things like this.

Thank you for your nice comment. Being retired affords me lots of time; but yet I want to do so many things (miniature projects)..that it seems that I don't have enough time. It is both a blessing and a curse.

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