285th Scale Temple Compound

I just finished this model.  It’s a new kit from GameCraft.  I’m really happy with the way it turned out.

Considering a slightly crazy game board project

A while ago I built a model of the Iraqi Ministry of Justice building that resides at the intersection of Haifa St and Nasir St. in downtown Baghdad.  If I don’t say so myself, it’s a pretty impressive model.  I also noticed that the building across the street, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs is a mirror image of the same building with the exception of a bit of the “tail” cut off.  So making that building would be a piece of cake since I have the MoJ building already designed in CAD … just mirror the drawing and chop off the bit that’s missing on the other building.  Once I thought about doing this second building, I got the crazy idea of doing a set of game boards around the area where these buildings live.  I figured out that I could do four boards at 20″ x 20″ (my standard board size) and take in this area very nicely.  I’ll have to think about this … these two buildings would the centerpiece of the project, but there would also need to be a few hundred smaller buildings around the neighborhood,,, and that’s where the real work would be.

The first photo shows the area being considered, shown in 4 20″ x 20″ boards.  The next two show my existing Iraqi MoJ building model.


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