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Tuscany Hill Village Terrain Build

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Designing a church

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I spent some time looking at pictures of Italian churches around Tuscany, particularly medieval ones. There appear to be some common design features that I need to try and replicate, namely,

  • tall bell tower
  • a ‘double’ roof
  • a relatively plain exterior

Some of the larger churches in the bigger towns take on more ornate features. This makes sense as these churches were likely to be more important and have more money. But as I’m aiming for a village, a plainer option would be the way to go.

Church in San GimignanoChurch in San Gimignano

I’ve picked San Gimignano as a reference point as it contains many of the features that I want to include in the village. I’ve also been lucky enough to visit and have plenty of reference photos.

As you can see from the above picture of the town church, the entrance is plain. You can also see the double roof that I want to replicate as well as the bell tower in the back ground.

All this will need planning!

My 'detailed' planning!My 'detailed' planning!

Getting the roof right was tricky and I finally found a use for all that trigonometry that I learnt at school. It appears that mnemonics are actually useful as I still remember the Silly Old Hitler Couldn’t Advance His Troops Over Asia or Sine = Opposite over Hypotenuse, Cosine = Adjacent over Hypotenuse etc etc

This all led to the following design in Inkscape:

Part of a flat pack churchPart of a flat pack church

I also had space on the material for something smaller so quickly designed the town well, again using San Gimignano’s piazza well as influence

San Gimignano's wellSan Gimignano's well

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