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Designing the farmyard set PART 2

2019-04-22 by David

Phew! There was a LOT to fit in this farmyard set, so I'm afraid it's taken a while to get everything finished up, but all the models are now complete, and printing up as we speak!

 

In the last PART 1 blog article, you got to see the large rice barn and the bamboo fences in the set, but we have SO MUCH MORE for you today.....

 



▲ First up is this water well, with wooden sides and a wooden roof. The bucket and pulley, like the rest of the wood beams, are fully textured with woodgrain.





▲ Many people have been asking when rice paddies would be appearing..... so here you are! The rows of rice are actually printed separately from the surrounding ring of earth banks, so you can stretch and resize the fields and still fit in as many neat rows as you like.





▲ The set also includes these versions of the rows, usually seen just before planting season begins. The whole model will be watertight, so you can also pour in a few millimetres of clear resin or similar water effects, and make it look totally realistic.

 

Alternatively, you could use this version as any type of generic ploughed field. Typical vegetables grown in feudal Japan would be various types of radish, cabbages, carrots, beans etc.





▲ No farm would be complete without a cart to carry all the produce to market. This is a simple handcart powered by a single farmer, as draught animals were actually quite rare.





▲ To go with the cart we also have a variety of items to stick on top. This is a carefully roped stack of sake barrels, printed in two halves.





▲ These shallow wooden boxes were used to carry all sorts of things around between farms and markets; vegetables, ceramics and fish. The set includes a single box (shown on the left), a stack of 4 boxes, and a separate wooden lid.



▲ These straw wrapped bundles were carefully roped tight, and fit perfectly on the back of the cart. A single bundle is also included so you can make your own dangerously overbalanced stacks!





▲ This hand plough is designed to be pulled through the fields by one animal; typically a water buffalo (also included in the set). The six spikes at the bottom were dragged through the earth by the buffalo, which was tied with rope to the two prongs at the front. The farmer simply guided it through the fields with his hands on the handlebar.





▲ A large shallow wooden tub is also included in the set, used for a variety of purposes - gathering rainwater for animals, washing clothes and vegetables etc.





▲ Here is the inspiration for the water well (although the print version has a more 'Japanese' style bucket). I'd better start practising my weathering techniques to match that level of grime!



 

▲ And finally, this is one of the small handcarts. The big wheels are placed almost in the middle, and can be balanced with the front end up or down. Clever!

 

 



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