The 1/2"-scale "Playland Arcade" project has been lying dormant since I made some arcade games for it nearly
five years ago. Indecisiveness about what type of building to make put the project on hold, but it's
time to knuckle down and bring the project back to the bench. Here are a couple of the games:
...and a shooting gallery game under construction:
After drawing up some ideas and roughing in the buildings with Gatorboard, the Arcade is
coming back to life. The idea is an old arcade that's being emptied out, with the contents being
loaded onto the back of a stakebody truck:
Just to get my feet wet, I'm concentrating on this little hallway in the building beside the
Arcade. It will only be seen through this open front door, but there will be a dim light in there
so it will need some detail:
I wanted some peeling wallpaper to show, as well as a small piece of a damaged
plaster wall beside the doorway on the right, just inside the entrance.
First, the Gatorboard was cut and the foam scooped out:
Next, two studs and some basswood slats were installed...
....followed by a mix of Aluminum Oxide powder and white acrylic paint for the plaster:
"Jim's Printable Mini" wallpaper was glued on with doll house wallpaper paste
and some of the paper was torn and bent:
The doors, woodwork and flooring still need to be done, and the walls and ceiling need
more weathering and water streaks and a couple of radiator pipes, but the Arcade is officially back on the bench!