Long Road to the Harbor city, Part VIIII: Floorjob

One big detail that really defines the insides of the houses is the floor. I wanted to try different techniques with each of these houses so let´s have a look what I managed to do.


The Inn:

I think that every Inn has to have a wooden floor. If there is something else under your feet, it just doesn’t feel right. This job was very straight forward. I just cut long strips of balsa and glued those in place. Of course I used knife to make those planks look little bit older but nothing else. Easy! I did this also for the second floor.

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Smith´s house:

I wanted the Smith´s house to look like the man who lives there knows how to work with his hands. I decided to go with a stone floor. I drew random “stones” on to a cardboard and cut those off.

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Then with a help of PVA glue I started to place the rocks on to the floor. I strongly recommend that you don’t use super-glue because it dries too quickly. With PVA glue you have some time to move the rocks and search for the perfect composition

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I will paint this floor in a way that each stone is slightly different color. It´s a quite nice technique but now is not the time to show that.


Merchants house:

As I have mentioned earlier, this Merchant has some cash. I pondered quite a few possibilities and I ended up with decorative stone floor. I planned that there would be some kind of round detail at the center of the house so I drew that on to the floor:

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Then I cut long strips of cardboard and made tiny squares. I thought that it would look dull with plain squares so I cut off small pieces from the corners of the soon-to-be stone tile:

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Then again with a help of PVA I started to lay down the stonework:

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For the round detail at the center I cut a round, thin cardboard strip. From this strip I cut tiles for the center ornament:

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Now the floor looked like this:

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I used punching machine to make a pile of round cardboard.

pieces + PVA + patience =

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Hmmm…all the big things are now completed. Even I don´t know what the future articles will include so remember to check Hand Cannon regularly!

Comments and critics are always welcome!



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