Behind the Curtain
I just finished build plans for Hamlet. Now it's time to build the model and get messy with some glue. Paper is normally all over my apartment and takes awhile to clean up after. But I know it will be worth it.
Below is a picture of the To Kill a Mockingbird model, which was sadly stolen, I made a couple of years ago. The Hamlet model will also be a white scale model. White models are great because the spectator can just focus on the design and not judge it based on the color you choose. If a director or producer doesn't like the color green and your primary color is green the chances of them liking the design might not be all that great. But if you eliminate your beautiful green that took you several day to decide on the design just might be liked a lot more.
However, sometimes making a model in color can be useful too. I recommend color models for musicals, the lighting designer will love you for this. Most musicals have lots of colorful gels, like below, this will help the lighting designer achieve their goal and may save them time and money to install the gels they think they need. You also might be invited for coffee by this person and chances of inheriting a nick name that you don't know about might be low.