Hello! I spent a whole day on making my brother-in-laws Christmas Gift...He built a mud brick Adobe/Wine cellar into the side of a small hill in his garden. His wife (PP's sister) asked me to make a replica of it for him.
1. The Original Picture. 2. Front View of replica. 3. Another Angle. 4. There is gravel in the wall nook covered with wire mesh and a cavity below for cut firewood. 5. View looking up to ceiling. 6. Another nook, this one with green wine bottles cemented in with mesh covering.
How did I? 6 months of thinking! I carved the basic shape of the Adobe out of high density foam with an electric knife. I then used some textured cardboard in a sand colour to cover the walls, carefully shaping the nooks, window and doorway.
I made the door from icy pole sticks and the shutters and shelves from balsa wood scraps. The handle and hinges on the door are jewellery findings painted black.
The wall nook in picture 4 has small gravel behind the wire mesh. The wall nook on the other side (picture 6) has green, glass beads to represent wine bottle ends.
The roof is corrugated cardboard painted silver. I then found assorted branches from our garden (reasonably straight) to make the beams. PP kindly cut up all the little firewood logs.
I made the table from a laser cut piece painted green. It sits atop the faithful old pizza box legs. I picked up the Coleman lantern keyring at a market. I know it's a bit out of scale, but it suits the setting I think. When lit it has a soft red glow.
Time it took: 8 hours! Outcome: A UFO completed!
On with the Partyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
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