Over in Steelhead’s St Helens region I’ve embarked on my first building adventure since I built a wall for The Show Must Go On a couple of years ago. This time I’ve decided to build a log cabin for the poor burnt HBA to live in to get him out of the snow and rain – and it’s been a hell of a slog!
It was at this point I started to learn that all textures are not made equal… oh god, the pain… Still, moving on, I went back down to earth to start laying out the rough shape & first layer. I’d decided a while back that for roleplay purposes I wanted to make the site look like a real construction site and build the cabin in a way that looked like it had been built in real life. I found this picture on the web which I chose as a guide:
After many days of hard graft (not to mention steep learning curves and frustrations aplenty thanks to SL being right old sack of shit at the moment) I got the walls up, door and window frames in and even the roof beams on!
I’ve still got loads to do (doors, glazing, shingles, porch, steps, fire, furniture) but I’ve broken the back of it now and it’s looking good – even if I do say so myself! I’ll be posting some updates as I go along, but let me tell you it’s been one hell of a learning experience! I can’t say I find building a whole heap of fun – a low point being when I accidentally set half the cabin to Physical and it all but collpased. Between textures and linking/locking I think I have a lot to learn…
p.s Sorry for the various photo styles, but SL is still being a right bastard about sending photos by email so there’s a mix of upload styles here.
Come and see it all here 🙂