I got the idea to create one of these during a road trip in 2009 or something, and it's been tumbling around in my head since then.
This livestock shelter has lots of configuration options, and will include troughs and hay bales as accessories.
My test model is done (using double-sided scrapbooking tape to try out the various wall options) and it's ready to be textured. I may work on some other stuff first, but this kit will probably be available next weekend.
Thanks! The textures will be very simple -- wood, mostly. While I don't plan to offer any textures other than what would be appropriate for a livestock shelter, it could probably be converted for other uses pretty easily.
In any case, this approach to construction (corner columns, with double-sided wall pieces simply stuck on) has a lot of promise. I might've finally found an easy way to do interiors and lift-off roofs.
Market stalls are something that I've been meaning to do for a long time, too. Don't know if I'll get to those soon, but it's the sort of project I like to have in my back pocket, so to speak, when I want something relatively small to work on.
Back to work on the Livestock Shelter. The walls and the underside of the roof still need a wood planking and some nails, and then everything will have at least one texture. From there, I can start playing around with the colors, create some additional layers (mostly different colors for the wood, also gate options), and then final shading and highlighting. Not that much to do, really!
There are a ton of configuration options for this thing, and there are troughs and hay bales for accessories. Aiming to release this set on Thursday unless something else drags my attention away from it (again).
Oh dear, I fear "Imperfect Jesus" leapt to mind...
On a more serious note, I think this is a very versatile small piece. Useable in a castle, farmstead, innyard, town setting, or for the roadside (i.e. a place to trade out horses for the mail/coach). Do you have plans to make a market stall as well, seeing its similarities?
Do you have plans to make a market stall as well, seeing its similarities?
I don't plan very far ahead. I sketched out some ideas for market stalls and might come back to them later. I'm just working on other stuff at the moment, and there's no telling what I'll feel like working on after that!
Post by dungeonmistress on Mar 29, 2014 6:32:35 GMT -9
Great looking shelter. As a former owner of horses, I must say that looks very usable. The only thing I'd add is maybe a layer option for stone halfway up, as that would be how something like that would be built in wetter areas to prevent wood rot. Otherwise, perfect!
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