...cool ideas with the foam understructure. Basic it's a commonly used substructure with plaster overlay to do rocks, mountains etc., used a lot by railroad folks who do these big layouts.
Oh my gosh! I was looking around here for Tantive IV projects and found this. I'm thrilled (and slightly bummed)! I'm making a model of Hogwarts myself, this is a thread chocked full of great work!
Giving this thread a quick skim, I have a ton of reading up to do! Darth's foam castle looks phenomenal! And I haven't read enough to figure out whats going on, but Cgraham's photos are quite nice! I'm so bummed that the one I'm making won't look nearly as nice.
I've only just started on mine. Actually just finished the two platforms that I'll be using for the cliffs. I was originally eyeballing what buildings went where and guessing and checking. I love how this thread has grounds plans and wonderful pictures!
And good luck with yours. POST PHOTOS so we can watch yours take place too - as I will once I get it started...!!
Thanks. After taking the time to read the full thread, this isn't the place for my Hogwarts. Unlike many of the ones here, my deadline is next October for my sister's wedding, so this isn't going to be 100% studio model because I'm not ready to tackle something like that yet. I'll frequent this thread because I've already pulled so many great tips and ideas from it, but I'll refrain from posting pictures beyond this point. Keep up the great work fellas! Good luck ican as well, you have a long journey ahead of you.
I've only just finished the mountain platform (yesterday) and I know it looks nothing like the actual cliff face.:facepalm I'm just hoping that the buildings resemble the castle enough that the people at the wedding who aren't Harrypotter buffs don't realize. :rolleyes
Good luck all!!
Edit: Oh, and that matchstick Hogwarts its by the Matchstick Marvels guy. Hogwarts 2 years, 600,000 matchsticks.