IntroductionThere are many companies that supply paper models these days and the quality and variety of their products are improving constantly. One of these businesses is Finger and Toe Models. (You'll need to visit their website to work out the reason for the unusual name. The pun is so groan-worthy that I'm not going to repeat it here!)
I'm intending to build at least part of a government "resettlement" camp for my 28mm ATZ campaign, so when the Quonset Hut kit was released by Finger and Toe I bought it immediately. That was some time ago...
CylindersFor a long time (many, many months, if not even a year or two), I hesitated to start building my huts. What I had in mind was a true half-cylinder rather than the faceted structure that comes in the kit. I wanted also to be able to lift the whole building away in order to reveal the interior, so the shell had to be hollow. Finally, I figured that even the thin card I usually use for vehicles and furniture wouldn't be strong enough for the outer skin. What I needed was a 10cm diameter tube of some kind to act as a support!
Finally, if you want to see a good example of how it can be done then take a look at Vampifan's Quonset Hut. I was aiming for something like this, but my ambitions hit a reality wall before reaching completion!