It may look like a mess of colored beams, and in a way that is exactly what this is. What you are seeing is the internal bracing for my current project. The model has a unique design where the bottom floor has only a few angled pillars to hold up a whole section of the building. And of course the ceiling isn’t flat, that would be too easy.😉
The first floor ceiling is both curved and angled making it even more complicated. Normally I wouldn’t pay attention to the first floor ceiling at all, as it usually can’t be seen. But because of yet another feature — the fact that the bottom of the building walls are also curvy — you can actually see that section of the ceiling very well. So I had to build it.🙂
Its already pretty strong, but once I’m done with all the bracing the whole building will be rock solid. Although this model is being glued, any one can use this bracing technique on their own buildings. By using interlocking plates in a criss-cross pattern you can brace any building.