Wide shot of the market
The first picture is a wide angle view of the market building and surrounding stalls. It's still early and not yet choc-a-bloc. From left to right we can see:
- The Police Pavilion. They keep a watchful eye upon trading from here. It is also where market traders pay their rents and taxes.
- Market stalls of various types with the Market Hall in the background.
- A film crew
- Police station. If anyone fails to pay the standard charges they will be taken here for a one-way interview on personal motivation. Possibly involving some percussive adjustment of attitude.
The final picture is along the front of the market.
All of the market stuff I scratch-built from odds and ends.
- The cloth is paper which I painted with white glue; allowed to dry; painted; dried; loosely rolled.
- The brass pots are all gold coloured beads and sequins.
- The spices are in those square size things you get on hangers in clothes shops. I painted them to resemble wooden crates and then inserted some pieces of white glue covered brown paper in to get a heavy cloth look.
- The spices themselves are pieces of thick card bent into a V-shape and then coated with white glue and sand. Once dry they were painted and then glued in place.
- The fruit and vegetables are all beads. Painted with a white glue and colour mix.
- The large pottery vessels are wooden beads with a smaller plate-shaped sequin glued on top. Painted a pottery brown and with coloured beads glued on top.
- The little truck with the barrel is scratch-built apart from the wheels (off a 1/72 scale A/T gun) and the barrel (Renedra).
- The Police Pavilion is entirely scratch-built. The columns were cut from balsa pole and the roof is a framework of coffee stirrers. The wooden sections were fixed together with white glue. I strengthened all the joins with dressmakers pins in pre-drilled holes. The cloth cover is a piece of striped cotton cut to size and glued in place. I made sure that the uprights were high enough for figures to pass underneath without any bother. For such a simple construction it does look very sinister.
- The figures are a mix of Copplestone, Bob Murch and Eureka.
Updates as they happen, chumrades!