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Postby Adrian » Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:23 am

G'day Bob
Now THAT's why I like water and boats on a layout........
especially when modelled this well :D
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Postby scott b » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:53 am

Your work on the rocks is perfect even the way they look more smooth at the water line than at the top parts. I did not see where you were going with the water and the first pics of the gloss gel had me confused but wow it looks great, I am going to give it a shot with my own layout to give my water some "depth" and texture, I`m glad to posted the during picture so we could see the process.
Keep up the great work and keep posting the progress shots.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:56 pm

Time to design structures for the village backdrop. I have never modeled anything other than American scenes so my attempt at European, Mediteranian scenery will be a challenge. Began with left end by port. I plan to have cobblestone paving in front of shops.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:10 pm

Mediterranean buildings are easy. Cement rendered with low pitched roof covered in pantiles. Windows normally have shutters.
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Postby Adrian » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:10 pm

G'day Bob

That's some seriously tall buildings you have planned there !

I like them. :D

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Postby Glen A » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:34 am

Wow, Just dropped in after being off line for 4 days and see the water is all done. Very nice.
The way this build is going, the whole town will be finished by the time I get back on line in another week!

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Postby Bob Roegge » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:52 pm

Added a few more basic structure shells. The center will feature a tall clock tower.

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Postby michael » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:51 am

Oooooh that looks really Kool Bob!!
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Postby Tomo » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:11 am

The building shells are really setting the scene up. I can only imagine the quality of the work yet to come!

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:49 am

looks good, assume tall building this end is a church.
Again one thing about Medi buildings in particular south France is he low pitch of roofs . I can easily walk on my roof.
Sometimes churches have slate roof, various historical reasons, also typical church has a skeletal frame holding the bells(s).

This is the Santon museum/model village which initially inspired me to do what I now do
http://www.lapetiteprovenceduparadou.com/
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Postby lenelg » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:08 pm

Bob Roegge wrote: The center will feature a tall clock tower.


From "Back to the Future" ? 8)
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:05 pm

rue_d_etropal wrote:Again one thing about Medi buildings in particular south France is he low pitch of roofs .
This is the Santon museum/model village which initially inspired me to do what I now dohttp://www.lapetiteprovenceduparadou.com/

Even after having looked through the years at lots of pictures of southern European Mediterranean areas, my mind doesn't consciously register the low pitched roofs as a data point; don't know why that is.

Man, that miniature village is something :!:

Tomo wrote:The building shells are really setting the scene up.
That they are 8) Going to be neat watching things develop.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:40 pm

Simon, Thanks....will have to re-evaluate roof pitch. easy to change at this point. The village is awesome.

Lennart, Afraid the streets are too narrow for the De Lorean. The clock tower will have operating clocks on each side. It will be the center piece with angled streets on each side disappearing into backdrop.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:54 pm

Bob, also recommend checking Google map, driving round the south of France on computer can be very inspirational. Paradou is village where my brother lives but village next door has a typical Provencal church. That village is called Maussane-les-Alpilles.
As an aside I think it was one of the last e-mags that Carl produced and there as a picture of the end of branchline(unfortunately not narrow gauge) from Arles, This is at the other end of my brother's village, same main road.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:22 am

Thanks Simon, I will look.

Added a little structural detail and base coat of paint to the clock tower. Doors, windows, a balcony, window flower box and of course the clocks will follow.

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Continuing with track detail as well.

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Postby michael » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:29 am

Not hanging about are you!
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Postby henrix72se » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:07 am

Looking really nice!

Good colour for the clock tower.

The building to the left of the tower, isn't it a bit close to the tracks, or have you re-planned to lay out the tracks in another way ?

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:43 am

church colour spot on, must be some money around for walls to be in that good condition.
With a blue sky behind, the sun just shines out of the buildings. You can really realise why the area is a paradise for artists. Even in winter it can look that bright. I read somewhere that there are estimated to be over 300 days of sunshine in the area.
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Postby Bob Roegge » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:20 pm

rue_d_etropal wrote:church colour spot on, must be some money around for walls to be in that good condition.


Looks like it weathered overnight....maybe not as much money as you thought. Still have a lot of detail to add. Balcony, flower box, clock mechanisms etc.

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Postby michael » Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:10 am

Wow that looks great Bob, incidentally do you get any sleep?
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Postby Bob Roegge » Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:13 pm

michael wrote:Wow that looks great Bob, incidentally do you get any sleep?


I hereby declare the village clock tower complete (except for installing the second clock mechanism) and plan to take a nap. Really, I may take a couple day break before beginning another building. I was not confident about modeling a southern European scene but think I have captured the character and charm of the area. Hopefully those of you who are more familiar with that geographic area agree. If not, tell me where I can improve.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:21 pm

looking more like a typical Mairie/Hotel de Ville. Just needs flags flying and a sign above door.
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:18 am

Ya gotta love the 'everywhere 'round the world' aspect of this place.
later, Forrest Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality. -- Nikola Tesla, July, 1934

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Postby KEG » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:26 am

The tower might need one of these weather thingies: http://www.modell-werkstatt.de/trackside-details/ausstattung/wetterfahne-fuer-spitzdach.html

I really love to follow this thread. Would love to escape the local frost and snow at the moment.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:37 pm

not sure how common weather vanes are in southern France.
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