It has been FAR too long since I last posted a review of a card model building. I started making Carl Stoelzel's excellent Brummie's Burgers fast food restaurant in April of 2013. I began by making furniture items and props for it, which is not my usual method of making buildings. I like to make the building first before working on the furniture and props. Anyway, I didn't get much done before I was admitted to hospital. That effectively put an end to my card modelling in 2013. It took a LONG time before I got my mojo back. But earlier this year I decided I was going to complete this model and over the past three or four months I have worked on it at a steady pace. Last week I finally finished it. Before telling you about the model and how I made mine here is bit of background history that Carl devised.
Welcome to Brummie’s Burgers, founded by Mr. S.M. Quinton and his
step brother Bryan during the great meat famine of 1975. Brummie's
began as little more than a of couple students collecting scraps from the
local butcher and selling dirt cheap lumps of meat to their college
friends. By the 90s, Brummie's had spread to 50 shops across England,
and opened up their first international location in Springfield,
Today, Brummie's is known to have the best burgers this side of
Birmingham, and is home of the original widow maker burger, "the only
burger to have, not one, but two full pound patties, sandwiched between
three layers of our world famous cheese stuffed fried dough, and
dripping from our tangy secret sauce. The widow maker burger will
surely leave your loved ones to mourn, but the nitrates and other
preservatives are guaranteed to leave your body in a state of near
mummification. A steady diet of Brummie's Burgers is the best step a
prepper could undertake to prepare for the zombie apocalypse, because
you will have the nicest looking reanimated corpse around."
I should point out that my review is somewhat biased, but on the other hand, I do rave about ALL of Carl's products. The reason for my bias is that Carl announced a competition to come up with a suitable name for the restaurant. One of my suggestions was for Brummie's Burgers, a nice alliterative name, that Carl thought was the best choice. Naturally I was delighted to win the competition. My reward was to receive a free copy of the model. Incidentally, if you are not keen on the name, Carl provides a full sheet of alternative names, many of which were submitted to him in the competition. One alternative is a place called Vampi's Fans, which has a nice ring to it! If you fancy purchasing this fine model it cost a mere £3.39 from Wargames Vault - a real bargain when you consider it consists of 91 pages. I love this model and I can't tell you how pleasing it is to have my card-modelling mojo back.