whoa - you guys are coming in strong with the comments! thanks very much!
Mike - glad the awnings and screen caught your eye! the plan is to make as much "there" as possible in this case, ideally to add shadows and relief, but, I get the sense you are well aware of that, as you over-achieved by including the photos and the link! thanks very much - I still have two buildings to go, so the ideas won't be lost!
Hi Patrick - thanks for dropping in!
Mike and Jerry - you two are essentially on the same page - the idea is to get as much building "hovering" over the street as possible - and yet, look at least reasonably plausible. So, variety in height, walls, and so on sounds like it's getting close to "right" thanks!
Hi Peter - yes - to make a sort of sci fi building that demonstrates convincing realism....right? how's that for word choice? the lunch time coffee is flowing now! Glad you're buying off on the idea! as to the figures, yes, I've been collecting them for this build for a while - and a couple may be from IM - there's room for all sorts on this one!
Mark - great! let's hope it doesn't wash out from here!
Hi Glenn - haha! you're right no building code in play here, and lots of trips to the scraps pile! you've raised lots of points - once this building is done I'll get going on a few figs for this side of the road - as I mentioned to Peter - you'll eventually see quite a collection of figures on this. Yes - I'm going to have two cafe's; one street front, right on the sidewalk (like the first one in the movie) and the second - also open, but bigger -
As for wiring and lighting....uhhh....uhhhh....TBD!! I HATE wiring!
Ok - a quick update today - I painted the building - I like it pre weather, but too bad - let the grime and rust begin - so, a few mediocre, late night pre weather pics - have a look:
and that's more or less where it sits now - on to layers of wear and tear!
thanks for having a look -