Work continues on restoring the recently located BMC San Juan Hill molds, but in the meantime, I'm considering offering the Inner Hacienda walls as a separate accessory this fall. The walls have been used by custom playset builders for a wide range of places and eras:
This got me thinking about how the walls might look with different roofs, and if a new roof mold might be feasible. The simplest design is a flat roof that transforms the hacienda to a bunker or commercial building. This flat roof is made of 2 identical pieces:
Each half could be removed independently for interior access or to simulate damage:
With the flat roof, units could even be stacked to make a multi-story building (just watch out for that first step, it's a doozy):
This is just a first concept, but I did get an initial quote on the cost to have the flat roof mold made, and it's looking like a real possibility. Who knows, if this works out maybe other roofs could be done. A wood shingled hip roof would make this into a great rustic building or a thatched roof would make it into a nice cottage. I think the flat roof would make a great accessory for the BMC Toys D-Day Playsets. Let me know what you think.
Tanks' for your help,