Sunday, December 6, 2009

Social Studies Project

My daughter, Sharleen, has a project for her 6th grade social studies class to build an ancient Greek house. Naturally, being a model builder, this is a school project I am perfectly able to help with. The model represents an Athenian house that would have been home to a well-to-do citizen. Sharleen did all the research and designed the floor plan. Dad built the building and we both worked on the painting.


The model is 15"x15" and is on an 18"x18" base. There are two floors and a removable roof. The house is made from corkboard tiles and framing mat board.




When working on translating Sharleen's plan into the model I decided to build this as I would a 28mm gaming model. It is what I am most familiar with. She turns it in tomorrow and hopefully she gets a good grade. I am a little concerned that I may have helped a little too much...

6 comments:

BigRedBat said...

That's a great model! I'm sure it'll see some wargamig use...

Flekkzo said...

Really cool model. I do wonder sometimes if these projects are more for the parents though. But any project you can do together with you kid is a good one. That time you spent together worth more than a grade.

Plus it do look like a cool piece of terrain. Maybe for Warmachine and Hordes?

the other Kevin said...

Like Flekkzo, I feel many of these projects are designed to get the parents working with their children. A noble motive...

My last project involved building a World War I trench diorama. Needless to say, the trenches are modular and wide enough for a 40mm base.

Col. Corbane said...

Excellent job mate, I hope for your sake, the school don't want to keep it to display.

Christian said...

I freaking love it! You two did a darn fine job. I can't wait to see photos of it being overrun by orks. ;)

kylee said...

I am also a 6th grader and I have the same project. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to post instructions on how to do this and supplies you would need. Thank you!