Tomytec Ryokan ‘B’
Recently Tomytec released 3 different Ryokan buildings with a ‘Hot Spring Resort’ theme …
I bought all three of them, with the aim of replacing some of the older buildings on ”Enoshima’ before it’s demise later this year. 2 of the buildings had the standard Tomytec method of “4 walls, roof & base” method of construction. However building ‘B’ was made up of complete floor sections that clipped on top of each other, so that obviously lent itself to expansion. I ordered another of these, and this is the result .
I ended up using ALL the parts, except for one of the roof pieces. By using the ground floor section, but shortening the overhanging roof, I was able to make something that looked like a second floor deck, fenced off by Kato railings from their Diotown buildings. I had to change the front wall so that the ground floor was 2 blanks, and the 2nd floor all windows (see picture of original for comparison). The top four floors just clipped on and I add more roof details from Kato. At the back, the added 2nd floor had a door, so I had to work out some way of getting access to it. I built a floor from scrap styrene and used some of the stairs from the Tomytec modern Hospital building (which will be the subject of my next kitbash). These 3 buildings are the first from Tomytec that do not clip onto their base, so in this case I can place it straight on the layout.