Ah hah, this thread is back.... anyway, posted from another thread:
The UGP threads are still being developped here at YAK. However, I thought the diorama place might be a good place to start and my work in progress.
My assignment was to make an adobe hut building. I liked the way Ryan's concept drawing (Click Here
) turned out so I selected to make it. I'm deviating from Ryan's tutorial in many ways (bad Brent, bad). I'm using a material called "Mightycore". Its thicker and stronger than foamcore (about 1/8th inch thicker I'd say). I'm using it because I can get large scraps for free at work. Sweet. With the extra thickness, I decided that i didn't need to double wide the walls. They'd also be almost too thick. I'm also using a glue gun (because I'm too impatient to wait for woodglue to dry). I'm also not using miter corners (bad Brent bad). However, since my dwelling will be covered in adobe (i.e. spackle) I can cover up the foam corners.
Anyway, here is the base structure as assembled:
Some of my cuts were a little too rough on the roof. However, again I can clean those up with the spackle. Also, this is a proof of concept building not necessarily a final dwelling. (Although, I hope to use it at least in my PNs).
Next up, I need to add the spackle and add the wooden polls.
I'll put together a tutorial as I add more to it.