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Although now that I am thinking about it some more, standing outside the wagon, on the ground, while the Crystal ball gazing witch-lady is inside, higher than me,would definitely make me feel less in control of the situation. From a power struggle point of view, having that elevation difference may be quite intriguing.

Any customers would be literally looked down on, which seems kind of fitting.

I'm sure whatever you do will look awesome. Looks like you're off to a good start.
(07-13-2015, 09:14 AM)MellyMonkey Wrote: [ -> ]
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(07-06-2015, 05:08 PM)pendrake Wrote: [ -> ]I am thinking folding down the back end might work for that. Wheels in the way using the sides.

I would only make the top half come down... the hypothetical customers would need stairs & a platform to reach it though, which is what is giving me pause... but I do like the quickly-close-up-and-go feel that it would bring.

^^That's why I said they would need stairs ^^

A little platform (Step right up have your fortune told!!) is something that could stow underneath the wagon. I could totally see Ivar and Drusilla (Madam's minions) quickly breaking it down and stowing it in a rack between the wheels after they buttoned up the side.

Caleb makes a good point about looking down on the mark customer.
How's this project coming along MellyMonkey? Are you going with the pine cone roof or not?
I'm thinking of also doing a gypsy caravan - mine will be based specifically on one from a video game It's not super fancy, especially not compared to yours, but....gypsies!
I've been working on this... slowly. (You know, real life and all of that.)

THe walls were put up and the foundation for the roof was made out of scrap paper. In hindsight, I should have used a brown or black piece or painted it at this point.
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I found a bag full of tiny pine cones at a thrift store for 25 cents and peeled the pedals of a few of them to use as shingles. They were a little to big in comparison to the wagon, but I like the effect for future projects.
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The pedals were glued on using PVA in rows. The pine cone has a nice variation in color naturally, so these probably wouldn't need to be painted had I prepped the base of the roof properly. I'll go back and try to fix that which I'm sure will destroy the natural color of the pine cone, but that's my own fault.

Some details have been added as well. The door/window frames and lower paneling are just slices of a junk mail postcard. The horizontal trim is a bamboo skewer (flattened on one side). The decorative posts came from the craft store.
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One cool thing about building with bamboo is that it's soft. You can push in details like you would with foam core. I made a couple sets of shutters & the panels in the doors this way.
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I tried to make my own wagon wheels from scratch & it was a disaster. I've ordered some to expedite this project. I've got a 'crystal ball' that I can fill ordered as well. Hopefully they get here quickly. I only have 6 days and so much I want to do!
So cool!
I really like the detail on the doors! Hee. And it's really made by the details in the wood you're adding. When I saw your TerrainWench update video saying you were making this I wanted to slap my forehead and wonder why I never thought of it. What an epic idea. What were you doing for the wheels? I know you didn't like how they turned out, but I"m curious what you were experimenting with. I don't even know where I'd start, honestly. ...Sawing off rings from juice/bottle caps? Crap, I dunno.
I had strips of balsa wood soaking in water for like a day, then when they were soft I wrapped them around a bottle and put a rubber band on them to keep them in place until they dried. Then the plan was to add spokes with tooth picks... I'm fairly certain the was a tutorial on the old TG similar to this (too lazy to go check). Perhaps if I had, there would have been instructions on how to do it properly that I missed, but I just feel too cramped for time right now.
Do what you need to do! You're off to a great start, don't let a setback keep you down!  Big Grin
Ooooh o...o bending wood! That sounds fancy. I know what you mean about being pressed for time. I thought I should do details on my tiny houses that I find I'm not even  starting on because of the deadline when normally I would have chosen to do them. But it's still fun just to try, right?
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