Hey, I like watching American football like the next guy, but as someone with a stopwatch has suggested, there is only some 9 minutes of actual playing in the average American Football game. The rest is the huddle, timeouts, or the color guy relaying statistics or making insightful observations like "You have to run the ball up the field to make the yards" . There are always the replays to cover the intervening time. It is therefore easy to accomplish other tasks while “watching the game”. Gluing hundreds of individual card tiles on a model’s roof is a useful way to spend that quality time.
|I just noticed the different colour of card in the roof tiles so a tracking of my progress can be seen.|
The tower’s column core is a very thick card roll (ex-plastic wrap holder) on which pieces of cereal box card is glued. The wood upper deck is a packing tape roll covered in wooden coffee stir sticks. The roof is removable with flooring to place figures if necessary. The lower windows are metal versions stuck on and yes, the main door is well high up the tower but I have constructed removable stairs so the inhabitants can make it a bit more defensible. Now to paint the thing!