This project took about 3 weeks to complete in my spare time. While I am retired I probably spent about 12 to 15 man hours working on it. This does not include time spent waiting for paint and or glue to dry. The material is 1/4" foamcore, bits and pieces of wood from craft stores, some jewelry making bits also from the craft store, craft paint, wall patch and some other odds and ends to be explained in the write up. cost of all materials is about $15.00 or less.
Now on with the project.
I first did some research on the appearance and size of the actual church. Using the internet and searching for the movie and then displaying images I was able to find a number of useful pictures. I also watched the movie (for about the tenth time) to gain more information on details and size.
Here are some of the photos used. Please note that these are copyright protected by MGM.
Next I cut a piece of the foamcore to to the same overall dimensions of the model and taped a copy of my drawing to it allowing me to have a pattern to cut the curved portions of the church easily.
Below is a picture of the walls cut to size.
Here is the church with a coat of paint and two 15mm figures mounted as statues. These will be smeared with a plaster mix to make them look weathered and disintegrated / aged.
Now we are moving on toward the end product. Below is a picture of the painted walls having a wash applied.
So there you have it. The only thing missing is the bell in the tower which will be acquired and attached soon. Yet again from a craft store.
I appreciate any comments on this project. Yet to come I will be building many if not all of the other buildings from the movie as well as some walls, well and crop storage. Figures are cleaned and waiting to be painted although I need a few more peons and bandit types.
Take care and good gaming,