Post by John Everett on Oct 3, 2013 23:52:14 GMT -5
Thanks for the input, gentlemen!
Soooooo we spent the afternoon baking, baking roof tiles, just a few. (polymer baking clay from Sculpty) That's just about 1,000 tiles, roughly half of what we need. I'm playing around with mixing colors. The pasta roller makes this super easy.
I also primed the four chairs. They still need a small amount of putty work and then paint.
These....are laminate (Formica) samples! They are given away free at home centers to those considering a laminate counter top in the bath or kitchen. For a long time I've tried decide how they might be used in model building. Today I acted on that idea.
On to the interior design! The armored suit will need more sculpting and fine clean-up. (Chainmail is hard!) Good thing metallic paint hides errors.
Pretty sure this will be the final layout.
Beginnings of damaged beams. The damaged parts may take as much time as the intact portions.
This end of the building will be bomb damaged. The viewer will be able to see into the structure from roughly this angle.
This wall has developed into a sort of monolith. It will probably be treated with a tree, vines or other vertical element......Rose bush might be nice......large red flowers would be kind of cool....I could do them from very thin red clay.....hmmmmmm.
That's all for now, folks. Back to work in the full scale world.
Oh... my... God!!! Thats really stunning. And I can confirm that the building itself seems to be correct - I call Saxony my home and theres loads of them. Scratching an armor and furniture, yes?! Cant get enough of that stuff... Those Academy furniture sets are really hard to get (and theyre made from vinyl).
Only one small critic - if it IS even one:
Fachwerkhaus is spelled like "Fachwerkhaus" - together
Post by John Everett on Oct 23, 2013 23:51:41 GMT -5
Thanks for the kind words, gentlemen! It's nice to have feedback and I'm glad you're enjoying it.
We had some vacation time and I needed to finish a few things around the house. But I'm back in the mancave and have begun work on the roof system. I've decided to use stiff poster board as a ridged base for the planks and tiles. The wooden truss beams are mostly in very good alignment, but a stiff sheet will ensure they pull together as a single unit with the roof system.
Both sides of the poster board are covered with a sheet of graph paper to help maintain alignment of the planks and tiles.
Coffee stirs are glued to the sheet and stained with a simple wash of tube oils and white spirit.
Underside of roof with appear thus:
Thanks for watching! I'm still working on the figures and vehicles which will go in this diorama. They're pretty well along and I'm hoping to have the scene completed sometime between New Years and Easter.
Post by John Everett on Oct 27, 2013 22:43:37 GMT -5
Thanks for following, gentlemen.
We have roofness!--no tiles yet.
I'm going with scale thickness plywood for the layer above the interior planking. This is meant to be a newer building, constructed for high ranking government types and there's enough reference for plywood as an available building material in 1940, think PT boats, landing craft and the Mosquito bomber. Plywood would have been better at preventing leakage than just a layer of shingles or tile on top of board and batten.
And it looks great when you tear and splinter it!
The roof isn't glued down yet. That will happen after the interior details are completely completed to completeness. Only then will I begin with the tiles.
Even with the white walls and large windows it does get a little dark once the roof is on.
I've got a lot of vehicle and figure work yet to do. But I'll keep plugging away gradually on this. Stay tuned!
pantherf: Yeah, I know. Raining here all day! Not like last Thursday but just enough to piss you off.
Apr 7, 2014 16:11:15 GMT -5
WigWag Workshop: The Mailman was kind to me today.. details in the "Show Us What You Got 2014 " thread
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desertrat: it's real dark ere,.........mind you it's nearly 2200hrs,
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tigrazor: hope to get a new car tomorrow.
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Thomas_M: Fresh temperatures but a beautiful bright blue sky here in southern Germany!
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1721lancers: it's cold and rainy here in north Germany
Apr 9, 2014 10:09:27 GMT -5
Thomas_M: Good here, but not good enough to move south... ;-)
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pantherf: We're going to see a temp of 70 degrees today by late this afternoon around 4:00 PM. Then tomorrow temps drop and rain and even some snow may occur! I am ready to move South!
Apr 10, 2014 8:33:39 GMT -5
1721lancers: Jeff that sounds like what it was like here last year, and I can prove it with the energy bill- the heating was on into the start of May.
Apr 10, 2014 10:43:14 GMT -5
Bat242: Have bought the Avionix cockpit set for the Trumpeter A-6A from Squadron. 2 thumbs up on the set. Trying to wrap up a FSM group build with my Airfix FW-190 before going onto my next project. The Intruder is high on the list. BTW, it was 92 here in Tucson
Apr 10, 2014 23:51:09 GMT -5
pantherf: After hitting 77 degrees here yesterday, it poured like cats and dogs last night! Cooler temps again but then the weekend a slight warming trend and WHO KNOWS what the following week will bring! LOL STILL working on the engine!
Apr 11, 2014 6:26:43 GMT -5
pantherf: Okay, I went 'dumpster diving' in our large trash receptacle and I retrieved the little Italian tankette kit. After what Tony was going to do (which kinda irked me) I decided to seal it up and forget the interior.
Apr 13, 2014 13:57:59 GMT -5
roland66: Ah, Indy Car live in TV. Long Beach. This should be a short night for sleep.
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