The spire was built in sections, from a cardboard and balsawood base with cocktail stick detailing for the roof section or bell tower structure and some Blue Foam covered in glossy paper for the main ‘witches hat’.
Detailing was done with more gloss card and another cocktail stick. This was the third spire model I had constructed for this model. I just couldn’t get the shape and dimensions right. It really was a case of try and try and try again.....
The four main supports for the overhanging roof section were built from Balsawood cut into 7mm x 7mm strips before being trimmed to shape and glued in place with superglue. Another case of try and try again.
Further detailing was done with plastic card strips and plastic rod rivets glue in place with superglue.
The next post will show how I start the painting.
Keep Calm and Carry On Modelling