Most of my buildings start off as MDF models and I use those as a base to add extra details and embellishments. My initial thoughts when I was looking for a barn for my American War of Independence project was to find something similar that I could detail. However the more I thought about it the more I realised that a simple barn was really nothing more than a box shape with a sloping roof - perhaps a single small window and a door. Surely it would be easy enough to build one from scratch? So that's what I did.
I started by cutting out the basic shapes for the four walls from 5mm foam core.