Market Place
by Jim "Nobody" Cornell

Once the castle walls had been compromised it took very little time to bring them down. While the defenders are still stunned those outside the walls must attack the weakness. Into the breech boys!

I have been working on buildings that might be found within city walls. Domiciles, inns, markets, smithies, etc.

Materials Needed:
1/4" Foamcore

1/4" x 1/4" Bass wood
1/4" x 1/8" Bass wood strips
Heavy card

The Base:
Step 1:
Cut one piece of foamcore 9" x 7" and another 7" x 5".

Step 2: Glue them together and cover with greenstuff to look like like paving stones.

Step 3: Cut the 1/4" x 1/4" basswood into 2-1/4" lengths to make 10 horizontal supports. Cut 20 undersupports at 45 degree angles and glue to the tops of the horizontal supports. Remember that the corners need to be positioned differently (3A).

Step 4: The stairs are 2-1/2" tall by 2-5/8" long and the steps are 1-1/4" wide. The pads are 1/4" and the risers are 1/4" making the staircase a 45 degree angle.

The Building:
Step 5:
Cut the floor from a piece of foamcore 6-1/2" x 4-1/2". Cut a hole in the floor over the stairs 1-1/2" x 2-1/4".

Step 6: The walls are 6-3/4" x 1-1/2". The others are 3" x 5". The angles were determined by measuring horizontally 1-3/4" and 1-5/8" vertically. You will need two of each type of wall.

Step 7: The half timbers were cut from 1/8" x 1/4" bass wood. I also lined the inside of the hole in the floor with the same bass wood (7A & 4A).

The Roof:
Step 8:
Cut two pieces of very heavy card (I use illustration board) 7-3/8" x 3-7/8". The two end pieces to the roof were cut to 2" x 2". The angle was found by measuring in 1" along the top and running a pencil line to the lower corners and cutting both sides.

Step 9: The shingles are heavy stock cut to 1/4" x 3/8" and are placed individually with whiteglue.

Step 10: The seams at the peak of the roof were made from heavy stock (10A & 10B).

The Paint:
Step 11:
There you go. Now paint it up and add it to your collection.

If you have any questions or just want to thrash me verbally you can reach me at

Liefies and all of that BS,