In the deep of winter
I observed that the Cape Cod with heated attic is UNQUESTIONABLY the best house for snow. Not really surprising, since it was designed by experiment in a snowy place.
The modern idea that roofs should remain uniformly cold to avoid ice dams has been definitively disproved. Roofs should be steep and warm.
I started 'making' a tribute to Cape Cods, and it's pretty much finished now. Got carried away as usual, expanded the project to a nice 1930s neighborhood. Not quite ready for release; I like to do a little testing and usage before release, and these pictures are part of the testing. (The store interior was used here.
First the winter version, since snow was the whole purpose of the project:
A different view in summer:
Well, if it's almost finished, why is this entry titled WIP?
Continuing in '30s mode, I decided to tackle a pure Streamline Moderne, a THEORY-BASED style that has NOT held up over the years. Very few Modernes survive unless they're forcibly maintained by Historical Preservation laws.
This is based on the studio of the Philly station WIP:
The call letters still exist, so I had to find a guaranteed unused call sign for my model. Nicely enough, the exact letters I wanted are unused and available. DV = Dream Village, the overall theme or 'brand' of my Poser stuff. I'd used the letters before on a Route 66 gas station.
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Later: Here's the finished Cape Cod neighborhood.
And here's the moderne.