Welcome to DJK's Fantasy World where I'll be building different models for table top role play games and discussing my writing, including my novels based on the very first fantasy character I played. The models are made from recycled materials where possible, although various commercially purchased products will also be used and discussed.
I'll also throw in the occasional book and theatre reviews, you can't beat live performance. Plus my Dr Who tapestry progress.
Monday, 8 June 2015
The Price of Moonlight
Okay so the title of the blog post is a little strange.
Sunday was a very warm sunny day, and since I managed to get up a couple of
hours earlier than I usually do on a Sunday this week I managed to grab a few
extra hours to work on the haunted house model. Several hours have now gone
into the window sections, and at least the same amount of time is left to get
the rest of the windows done.
This Sunday I worked on one side of the building, and
completed eleven windows. Some cracked, some broken, a couple whole, one with a
stone hole with radiating cracks, and oh yes, one with the moon reflected in it.
The plastic box from the old Christmas card packaging is
beginning to run low, I don't really want to wait until next Christmas to
In one corner of the box there remained the remnants of a circular
price tag, top layer peeled off leaving a fading semi circle of white that
would require spirit to remove it.
However, I had a little brain wave, comes
from keeping an eye on the phases on the moon and having to sew up my socks
when it’s full.
With the ghostly price tag being circular and white, and a
reasonable size I figured rather than waste this piece of the box I would use
it, ensure I cut the square neatly to fit a window fully and it would look, with
the black backing, as though the moon was being reflected in the window.
Personally I think it worked out for the best and gives the
model an extra little bit of character. If I ever wanted to hide the reflection
I can always make a pair of shutters to cover the window with.