Setting out Furniture

This week the plan is to cut out the interior walls in the apartments. However, before this can be done the furniture has to be laid out in each room. Then lines are drawn on the floor to indicate the layout of the walls.

Here are a few pictures of the furniture being laid out.

Section A top apartment bedroom

Section A top apartment kitchen

Section B second floor apartment kitchen

Section A second floor apartment living room and bathroom area

 

Section A second floor kitchen

Section A second floor kitchen (front view)

Thanks for viewing!!

 

 

 

 

 

Tentative Plan for Streets

Took some time out to neaten my plan of the streets and now you can find it below. The visibility isn’t the greatest as the drawing was done in AutoCAD and their .jpg conversion isn’t the best.

Tentative City Circlez Street Plan

Tentative City Circlez Street Plan (click picture for better view)

So far Sections A, B and the standalone office have been constructed and those will be my focus for the time being. The dotted lines represent separate pieces. For Section A, you will notice each block has a number (building level) and description. These block designations may change depending on what I deem most important in the stories as time progresses. Feel free to ask any questions.

I know some of you like pictures so here are a couple below showing some more placements for the diner.

Side Entry to Diner

Side Entry to Diner

Front of diner

Front of diner

Inside diner

Inside diner

The dolls are sitting where I will place a booth. Another will be positioned directly behind them. I had some from the last time I created a Coca Cola Diner (http://www.lifecirclez.net/fun_pages__diorama_scenes%20page%203.htm) many years ago, but as they were made of cardboard, the lovely humid climate of the Caribbean caused mold and eventual deterioration. So that’s good news for some, as I will show the step by step details this time. πŸ™‚

Hopefully next update will include some inner walls. With all my excitement in this new venture, it’s just difficult to stay focused on one particular area between the two buildings. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Take care til next time!

 

 

 

Construction of City Circlez’s First Street

The wheels are finally turning and the first street of City Circlez is now under construction. I have so many play sets miniatures and dolls its time to finally set them up.

My father, the civil engineer, thankfully has a staff including some highly skilled carpenters. So my first request was to build two three storey structures to host my apartments and street stores. Β The first structure shown here is 5 feet long, 1 1/2 feet wide and about 4 feet high. the extensions in the front and two sides will be the sidewalk and they are 8 inches wide. Between buildings the roads for the cars will be suspended and easily removed if I need to stand between for pictures.

Aerial of Section A

Aerial of Section A

 

Section A without base-1

Section A without base

 

Section A without base

Side view of Section A without base

 

This whole structure will be raised onto a stand with wheels. Why wheels you ask? Well this ‘city’ will eventually be made of about 9 of these structures set up in the middle of the room, so after playing, shooting stories etc I want to be able to push them to the side walls of the room when not in use. The base also has space for storing odds and ends.

The second structure will be pretty much like the first only I have extended the width to 2 feet. I tried putting in furniture for an apartment on the second storey and it proved to be quite a challenge. My new tenants are requesting kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living room space so I am trying to make it work in the space available. Here’s a picture of my attempts of arranging furniture before walls are cut to partition off the rooms.

Initial Furniture Placements

Initial Furniture Placements

My plan is to have walls, doors etc within the apartments and then exterior walls of the whole structure. Those exterior walls are going to be the tricky part. I’ve always wanted to shoot a story from all four sides of a room. So each building will have removable walls with windows permanently inserted into each exterior wall.

The first building is called Section A. It will have the Post Office, Laundromat and Hair Salon on the ground floor. Please note you may see a lot of pink play sets pieces, that’s all going to go! I’m working towards a realistic setting so spray cans and gallons of paint are on hand. The second storey of Section A will have an apartment I hope to host 4 roommates in college. Right now the Poppys in my Poppy Parker collection are dying to have a place of their own. The third storey will tentatively have a married couple.

Apartment Bathroom Placement

Apartment Bathroom Placement

Post Office & Laundromat

Post Office & Laundromat

Laundromat

Laundromat
Hair Salon

Hair Salon

The second building is called Section B. Ground floor will have the Coca Cola Diner and the Mini Market. Second storey will host a family and the third storey a single woman.

Mini Market

Mini Market

Coca Cola Diner

Coca Cola Diner

The final structure I had built is a standalone office with four adjacent rooms. The Modeling agency will go here. Three offices and one kitchen.

Stand Alone Office Structure

Stand Alone Office Structure

As you can see there is lots to work on and lots to see.Β I’ll share the overall plan of the city in another post, then you’ll see the general gist. I’m looking forward to documenting this process and sharing with you the stages. Feel free to ask any questions.