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Slow Hobby Weekend

I was busy creating a promotion and demonstration video for Combat Patrol, which used most of my hobby time this weekend.  I did manage to finish the Monarch Theater from Multiverse Gaming Terrain (http://www.multiversegamingterrain.com/the-monarch-theatre-p-46.html).  This was a very fun kit to assemble and paint.  Most of it was painted partially assembled and then the paint parts were put together to make the final building.  This made the painting easier and the lines cleaner.

The front of the Monarch Theater

The front of the Monarch Theater from Multiverse Gaming Terrain

I haven’t decided what movie to put on the marquee yet.

Detail of the entrance to the Monarch Theater

Detail of the entrance to the Monarch Theater

Like all the Multiverse kits, assembly was easy — even without directions — and the number of exposed tabs is minimal.  I did make one mistake that required me to pull apart something and re-do it.

Rear of the theater with the fire escape

Rear of the theater with the fire escape

The detail on this theater was quite nice.  My only nit is that it would be nice to have an interior stairwell, but that really is a nit.

Looking down on the theater to show the gravel roof

Looking down on the theater to show the gravel roof

I typically put this gravel look on all of my flat-roofed buildings.

My inspiration for the color scheme

My inspiration for the color scheme

I wanted the color scheme to stand out and reflect the ambiance of the golden age of movies and movie houses but be period appropriate.  I used this photo of art deco color schemes as inspiration.


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