Here are a few photos of the next Bible MiniWorld set in the works: “Pharaoh’s Throne Room”, which will be a continuation of the front of the building found in the “Baby Moses” set. This will be the scene where Moses confronts Pharaoh and his magicians in Exodus 7, verses 8 to 12, asking him to let the Hebrew people go.
I start to create the actual model in 3D, the challenge being to create the pieces first flat with different folds in order to create the actual 3D pieces.
I draw the different pieces on computer, then once that is done, I print everything in black and white to try out and see if all the parts fit correctly. Usually at that stage there are small things to fix. This also helps to see if a certain part looks good or needs to be changed and done a different way, a very important step in the creation of the model. I usually also try to keep the different pieces and assembly simple.
So, heres the preview of the first stage of the model. Afterwards I will add color and texture, create the different details and accessories and the many Mini People. Then I will print it again, in color, test it again, and make sure everything is fine. And once assembled, take photos.
After that comes the tedious work of writing the instructions, which is a very important step to make sure everything is clear. Then the final layout and it is ready to post and available to download.
It is a long process, but always fun and challenging to create an actual 3D model of an idea first drawn on paper.