Making this model ate up a LOT of time. In fact I had intended to build this AND a warehouse but I went over time. The requirements in time and materials for large buildings is exponentially greater- this took an entire 500x770mm foamboard sheet AND some of another; rendering me unable to build a roof for it.
The top floor of the fortress. There are balconies overlooking the central courtyard. There are 2 internal staircases. I notice there is a rather long fire lane in the closest corridor and I'll fix this by putting in 2-3 partitions to break LoS
20/20 Hindsight: I would have scaled this down and simplified it. It doesn't justify the time expenditure as I could have build a dozen "10x20"s in the time I spent. A failure in the "board coverage" stakes.
To make it worse I thought I'd dash out and spraypaint it between rain showers -- then realised I hadn't sealed the exposed foam with PVA. I'm hoping the foam will not be too extensively eaten out by the spray paint.
There ARE lots of rooms and I reckon playing inside the fortress will be great fun (I KNEW I got all those shotgun toting Odalisques for a reason*)
*Not the reason you're thinking
The bottom level. The large central area is the courtyard which can be overlooked from the upper storey - I will be putting a ornamental pond and some palms in there.
Time Taken: 4.5hrs (10.5hrs total)
Small mass produced buildings > Large unique building
I only have 1.5hrs left in my challenge to create wooden doors and windows, tin roofing sheets and roller doors.
See the results of the weekend's work here