Re-Clutter your Life (#Terraintober Immersion marker Project) Part 30 – Belfry

This Part 30 of a series of a fair few posts, Part 1 (link here) gives an overview and the philosophy applied to the series – cheap, simple and fun. I have also added a section with links to all the other posts in the first one. Today will be the last entry as I plan to do an overview presentation of what has been done to date tomorrow.

I grew up in the Village of Sågmyra in Sweden and the picture below show the main building and the Belfry. I was baptized in that Church and I always liked the look of it, not as intimidating as other churches. The Belfry was built after WW2 but serves as an example of many similar ones that would have existed during the WW2 era.

See the source image

They are very common in the region and if you Google “Klockstapel Dalarna”, you will find may varieties (the one burning is Swedish, but not from Dalarna, it burnt down 4 years ago).

Here another picture of the Belfry (showing the front, during some repairs.).
See the source image

Anyway, here is my version (not a copy but like more “heavily inspired by”).

I think you get the gist from the pictures, I am using techniques already shown in previous episodes – base material is nylon floor tiles, then clad with coffee stirrers, cut lengthwise. Some cardboard for the shutters. I made it to fit the base size I used for the other items made as part of the project.

Just make a rough shape for the building, as you will see mine is not very straight as I did mine in a sitting.
Wonky but serviceable, I addes some plastic pieces around teh shutter to act like hinges.
I really recommend the Laser cut Brown spray paint from TT Combat
Painted in Falu Red
Magnetic Church Steeple
Really happy!

So final spend rounded up at £25.

See you for tomorrow’s finale..

/ Hope that was of some interest

10 thoughts on “Re-Clutter your Life (#Terraintober Immersion marker Project) Part 30 – Belfry

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  2. Fred

    WOW! This is an amazing piece!

    The game I am working on is taking place in fictionalized Poland, but I think I will just “steal” this Swedish design. The Polish village belfries are either very simple wooden structures OR more ornamental brick/stone ones (usually in larger / more prosperous villages/towns) – both are not really what I am going for with this built… and after all, it is more of a Imagi-nation game, so I can use so Swedish architecture…after all, Sweden is not *that* far 😉

    Looking forward to what you’re going to make tomorrow, because to me this is the pièce de résistance of this series 🙂

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      1. Fred

        Just seen the post – love seeing it all together! I really should dedicate some time to getting my table re-cluttered, as I was lazy this October… but hey, at least I got some vinyl tiles for basing inspired by your posts!

        Do you also use the vinyl tile for the large bases? Like the one under the main house – it seems to extend quite far and makes for an amazing backdrop. I want to try some bigger boards like that, but I am a little concerned of warping (started with some hardboard for a large barn and it warped like crazy 😮 )

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