Monday, May 27, 2013

Here We Go Again

I must be a glutton for punishment.  That's the only explanation I can come up with for why I'm once again building tiny little windows from scratch.  I've started building the Lakeside Inn, which means I need to build more than 50 of these windows.


I am, of course, using the real glass that I referred to in an earlier post.  Not only does this provide the reflective qualities that only real glass can provide, but it's also crystal-clear, offering a perfect view through the window.  Anything on the other side, such as a structure's interior, will be clearly visible.


As with the depot, I'm using matte board for the walls.  Here's one of the end walls, with two windows already installed.  There is a 9-volt battery behind the wall - notice how clear the view is through the glass window panes!


I have an ambitious plan for how to make the interior of the inn visible (besides through the windows).  I'm going to try to "split" the structure diagonally, so that the front wall and the wall adjoining it to the right will lift away, revealing a cross-section of the building's interior.  I haven't quite worked out the mechanics yet, but if I can pull it off, it will be a unique model for sure.