A Faller-inspired Kit-bash - ALMOST DONE!
Since the last update I had the somewhat formidable task of creating, adding, and lighting the interior floors. This is obviously fairly time consuming, and in an effort to reduce costs, most of the details (office furniture for the most part) also are scratch built or just found parts that give enough of an impression to work! Below you can see my work to add in each floor.
sintra' which I love for this purpose) I also am adding in my LED strips (again, using the fabulous LED strips which you find off of ebay!). I have a process where a 3-LED strip is used for a 'half lit' / half occupied floor, and a 6 LED strip is used for a fully light floor. Alternating and making the lights on/off helps to make the building lighting look more realistic.
many times on this blog!). What I did was used some corner styrene strips (the wide ones; nearly 1/4" I believe), trimmed down one side that would be the 'low back' of the coach, glued the 'long end' to small strip of styrene (to life the 'seat area' off the floor), added some colorful paint and...wallah! Your 1960's kodachrome futuristic furnishings are born!
The rooftop is the last major section to need completion, and is currently only about 90% complete. Most of my effort has been to try and figure out how the asymmetrical / two-story higher section will integrate with the rooftop patio on the other half of the building. Some more home made furniture, a small platform light, a picnic table (Finally! A real use for a picnic table!), some foliage in a planter and a tree round out the roof details.