A better option would be home scratch builds. I consider myself reasonably proficient with foam core, artist board and scrap cardboard and feel that I can turn out a workman-like final product. Unlike some members of the fraternity I quite enjoy this type of modelling project. I will likely turn to this option down the road. I find that January and February are good times for building construction - a good project when the budget is tight, the nights are freezing and Christmas packaging is a ready source of materials.
But in the interim cheap and fast gave me a clarion call in the form of emails from Wargames Vault about free samples of Dave Graffam card model kits and deep discounts on Graffam kits. So off I went.
|A completed model of the freebie hovel in the foreground and a work in progress Carriage house in the background.|
|Same buildings, different angle. Note the flaps on the carriage house to attach the roofs.|
|From another angle.|
|A different arrangement of walls, windows and doors on the carriage house|
So far I am having fun and am pleased on the results. More posts to follow.
|The finished hovel looks suitable to house Hansel and Gretel.|
|Close up of the Carriage House. You can see the need for internal support.|