I have been inspired by the card stock and paper buildings I have seen on peoples blogs. World Works Games make some great scenery. Wasn't sure where to start though. Then while I was playing a certain level on Battlefield 3 on xbox360 I noticed the shipping containers, and thought they seem simple enough to make. I have seen WWG sells some shipping containers, but wasn't happy with their colour scheme and texture. So I thought I would have a go at making my own in Photoshop.
I had to decide on a scale. So I did some calculations (here comes the science bit, concentrate). My average model height is around 1.5". So 1.5" equals 6 ft, and therefore 0.5" is 2 ft. (with me so far?)
Shipping container doors are apparently 8ft in width, so when scaled down that comes to 2". Theres 3 containers so it comes to 6" wide in total.
Basically the dimensions of the block are 6" wide, 6" tall, 7" long. But I'm wondering if they look too big. I'm thinking of making the width of a container 1.75" instead. That would make the dimensions 5.25"x5.25"x6". I plan on making some individual ones too, and some different colour schemes.
What do you think? How does the scale seem?