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When using part of a building in a diorama, should it be complete?

 

I plan on having a corner of a building in an "L" shape, the building would, in reality, be multi storey, but I am only interested in the outer walls of the ground floor. 

 

Should I put a flat "roof" and connect the back to make a solid , Or is it okay to leave the room open?

 

Thanks 

G

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6 hours ago, Auberon said:

How large of a footprint does your "L" have? Are we talking a giant black block or something like 1/8th of the base?

The short leg is less than 1.5"...

 

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Conceptually I'm in agreement with just leaving things to the imagination. As long as the hint is there that the wall continues on I'm good with it. The one thing I can't stand, and this is common, is unfinished arches. The hint of an arch is okay but if you build it all the way to the keystone and stop it just looks bad. Unfortunately there is at least one kit out there that does this and it gets used a lot.

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