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Hi! I finally plucked up the courage to present you my second attempt at modular buildings (the first one is not really worth presenting): modular Bakery and Florist's Shop. The build was finalized in Autumn 2016, just in time for display at local exhibitions. The build began with the real bricks - foundations were laid down with this container, trying to give some extra detail to the building (inspired by the sides of Redhead's Dk Medium Flash Townhouse, and a large trans-clear panel as a shop's window. When deciding which color scheme will work better, I came to an idea to make 2 buildings (Why not, right?), and the chosen colors later defined also the business inside. After these foundations, I finished the whole building in LDD, and only then continued with the actual model. Its specific is that it's made of three 16-studs wide baseplates, giving each individual house a "non-standard" 24 -studs width. Personally, I think it's a great addition to the existing townhouses, mostly being 16- or 32-studs wide. Plus, it gives both houses a bit more dynamic facade. Front street is rather "lively", while the back is left empty with only back doors of both houses. The middle baseplate presents entrance to both houses, but it's mainly just a facade with a middle wall separating both residential areas and assuring the build is sturdy enough despite the missing side walls. Also, there's no interior in this section. The left building hasn't changed much from the LDD sketch - the main difference being the rooftop design, which confirmed what a more experienced fellow builder told me: making a perfect roof for a modular building is best to do with real bricks (and not in LDD) to really see it's shape. House owners - grandma and grandpa - have recently renovated the rooftop, thus it's "screaming" red color and there's also a painter in the empty attic. In the first floor, there's a busy bakery offering different kinds of freshly baked bread, and city cops' favorite croissants. The upper floors are not as detailed. Since I didn't want them to be empty for the exhibition, there's a bit of action there, too. Grandma is making lunch (grandpa's favorite Shephard's pie), while grandpa is reading his Sunday paper on the small terrace (and supervising the painter). The second building is a Florist's shop. The first floor houses a small shop where the young florist takes care of all her flowers. The exterior of the upper floors has changed many times from the initial design (to better, in my opinion), while the interior is again very moderate and mainly there not to have a completely empty house. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the end results, and even more so to finally complete a modular building worth presenting at our local LUG's exhibitions (where there's some really good competition). Plus, it also fits with the official modulars well. For more photos go to my Flickr). BarBee