I do have some cardboard packing boxes and attempted to create some with that. The approach almost worked, but the cardboard was just too thick and difficult to work. So I tried some lighter card which worked out much better and a $3 sheet of the card will produce 3 warehouses.
|A strip of card is cut out 4" high and 24" long. This is folded to make the walls 8" longways and 4" at the ends. Additional ends were cut out for the roof pitch and glued on. This helps add some stiffness to the structure.|
|Heavier packing box cardboard is cut to fit inside the building walls. This is glued and also held in position with painters masking tape. Masking tape is also used on the corners to tidy up the end pieces which are stuck on.|
|A roof is cut and bent to shape.|
|Packing case cardboard is cut and attached to pack out the second part of the roof.|
|The top piece of the roof is added.|
|The outside is undercoated in grey|
|The base is painted black for consistency.|
Once the poster paint is dry. The next step involves the use of oil pastels to quickly draw over the flat colours and give the building a look of texture.
|Simple lines and scribbles with the pastels are used to give texture. Mistakes can be scuffed out with a finger and drawn over again.|
|Oil pastels are used rather than the caulk type.|
|When complete 2 units can fit nicely inside.|
|20mm figures to give some scale of the finished warehouse.|