I am working on this new piece for our 285th scale middle east collection. This is the Al Sijood Palace in Baghdad Iraq. This will be a resin cast kit that comes in several pieces. I’ve taken some liberties in scaling this building down, the actual building in 1/285th scale would be about 16″ long … I’ve cheated a bit and got it down to a more reasonable 10″ long while still maintaining an impressive size. I’m doing something very new with this kit, creating a mixed media kit. The 4 walls and the dome will be resin castings and the roof and internal structure will be MDF.
These photos show the internal frame structure that is made of laser cut MDF. This internal structure also makes up the roof pieces. Note: the dome will not be a perfect hemisphere like the one shown, the Al Sijood Palace has a dome with a slight point to it’s top ,, the white dome shown here is for demonstration purposes only.