Town House WD131
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That machine...! The beautiful cuts. I love how clean your pieces came out. I do like the idea of a roof where the overhang extends more toward the top. Sort of a weird comparison, but when I'm playing on Minecraft and I'm trying to make a fantasy-Medieval style look on a building, I'll do that with the roof. I think it looks a bit whimsical. I'm not quite sure how I feel about the edge of the shingles being uneven like that though but I'm also not sure how you'd finish that. Are you going to trim them to make a clean edge or were you leaving it like that?
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#12
(05-04-2017, 01:17 PM)BlueMeander Wrote: I'm not quite sure how I feel about the edge of the shingles being uneven like that though but I'm also not sure how you'd finish that. Are you going to trim them to make a clean edge or were you leaving it like that?

Me neither. I thought of cutting some halves off to get a more even edge, but I am not sure if this would improve the look that much...
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#13
I did cut some of the outer shingles in half, finally.



The last house is done.

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I still had to do the business sign on the first house; I decided for it to be a book shop. So I carved an open book from balsa wood and created a chain it could dangle from from copper wire.

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The extra rings I used to embellish the door knobs on some of the buildings.

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Here are all four together:

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Painting pending - let's crack on, yeah?
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#14
(05-07-2017, 07:39 AM)matthiasstein Wrote: let's crack on, yeah?

Hah, another Terrain Tutor fan, I see.
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#15
(05-08-2017, 10:26 AM)Munin Wrote:
(05-07-2017, 07:39 AM)matthiasstein Wrote: let's crack on, yeah?

Hah, another Terrain Tutor fan, I see.

Cool

Wondered whether anyone would recognise this  Smile
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#16
I was going to say that between the options of an uneven edge and risking it with trimming them, I'd vote trim, but seeing as you've already done that now instead I can just say that I think it's much improved. Nice job on that sign too!
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#17
Cool builds, both the old with their clay/milliput(?) chimneys and the new. I especially liked the one where you used of paper towel for basing the shingles. It gave a pleasing irregular look.
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#18
(05-20-2017, 02:43 AM)havre Wrote: with their clay/milliput(?) chimneys

Airdrying clay. Thanks Smile




The painting on the first house is done. I started by painting the timbers, liberally overspilling the paint to cover all the gaps between timbering and the house. For this I mixed burnt umber with black. The roof was painted black.


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I then painted the walls in ochre, the windows in black.

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The roof was drybrushed in blues in several stages. Some shingles were left darker, others were hightlighted to quite a light shade. I then used different brown, black and blue washes on different shingles.
Then the whole models was drybrushed in ivory; walls, timbering and shingles.

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To tone down the stark drybrush effect, I applied brown, green and black washes (all from the Vallejo model range) to the model, and applied a final drybrush of very light white to the center areas of the walls.

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After all buildings have been painted, I will apply some flock to represent moss, apart from that the model is done.
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