Al Sijood Palace in 1/285th Scale

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.

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Tutorial – Applying Stucco Type Finish To Middle Eastern Buildings

I got an email today from our of customers, Cameron and it said:

Hi Allen. I just posted a brief guide on my blog on the process I used to make my Gamecraft Afghan buildings look more like mud brick. It may be of interest:

http://cameronstinylittlemen.blogspot.ca/2012/10/gamecraft-afghan-buildings-in-progress.html

I really like the buildings I got. You make a good product!

Have a look at his blog to see how he applied the exterior finish to his MDF Afghan style buildings.

Click on the link above to read his blog post and see more photos,  be sure to scroll all the way down and click on “Newer Post” to see the results.

For an alternate method of applying texture to middle east buildings you might want to also check out this YouTube video , it was made for FoamCore buildings, but the technique for using texture spray works the same on MDF buildings.