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Building a summer retreat in the Normandy
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 03:03 AM UTC

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very good,go on



Thanks buddy! More work done last night.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 03:09 AM UTC

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Hello Jerry

Sorry for the late response. One of the consequences of the current situation is I have an inordinate amount of time on my hands, about twenty different projects on the go and little to no self discipline, so I've been flitting from one thing to another... anyway, nice reworking of the tool bow

Re the photos you mentioned, the building behined the Lehr PzIV is still there, albeit delapidated somewhat. I did a "then and now" a while back, it's between St Lô and Pont Hebert.
The buildings in Fontenay le Pesnel are almost all gone, so no colour match possible.

With regards the roof.... HP's photos of clay tiles are spot on for the "Pays d'Auge" area and nearby, so south east/south-east of Falaise. Slate (as you've gone for) is perfect for Caen and westwards. Both the buildings you mentioned as inspiration would have had slate roofs, the only difference being the stone for the walls (granite versus limestone).

Cheers

Sean



Thanks Sean,no worries. I haven't spent as much time at the bench lately as the current news makes it hard to concentrate for me. No fear or panic here,just overwhelmed by the implications of political and historical possibilities in play. Being a student of history makes me worry about these things and my career in "first response" military units exacerbates it. Times of worldwide turmoil can result in very bad things happening as it gives an opening to bad characters. They are always lurking in the periphery,waiting for this kind of chance.
Anyway,I used the house with the Lehr tank for the stone arches over the door and some windows. I didn't copy them exactly but I did like the arches so they got in there. The bulk of the houses design came from the Fonteney building. But,again,not an exact copy either.
Thanks for checking in man !
J
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 03:10 AM UTC

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Can´t believe what you have done from a tool box. It´s simply amazing. Brigitte has to be very proud!




Thanks,yes,she will not be happy with what has happened on the other side of the house though!
J
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 03:13 AM UTC

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Hello again...

I just looked for the photos I mentioned...

I think this is the area you were talking of Jerry, with the M4 composite, Panther and Pak40 all within a few hundred yards of one another:










The only pre-war building is the barn at right angles to the road in the Pak40 photos.

For the colour of the stone I reckon you've got it down perfectly, a kind of very light grey buff.

Cheers

Sean



Thanks yes,those are the exact houses. The colors are always so hard to nail down. The issue is,when viewed at a distance is the color of the stone is affected by the color of the mortar and thus alters the overall color. I figured from the pics "my" house has most of the mortar worn away and so went with that.I did get the shape of the dormer roofs wrong though. Oh well.
J
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 06:58 AM UTC

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I did get the shape of the dormer roofs wrong though. Oh well.
J



"Different" isn't "wrong".

Keep up the good worK I know what you mean about distractions.
I lost a friend this morning to Covid-19 which hit me quite hard.

Keep yourselves and those around you safe, folks.

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 08:23 AM UTC
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I did get the shape of the dormer roofs wrong though. Oh well.
J



"Different" isn't "wrong".

Keep up the good worK I know what you mean about distractions.
I lost a friend this morning to Covid-19 which hit me quite hard.

Keep yourselves and those around you safe, folks.

Cheers

Sean

Sorry for your loss Sean.
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 01:50 AM UTC
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I did get the shape of the dormer roofs wrong though. Oh well.
J



"Different" isn't "wrong".

Keep up the good worK I know what you mean about distractions.
I lost a friend this morning to Covid-19 which hit me quite hard.

Keep yourselves and those around you safe, folks.

Cheers

Sean

Sorry for your loss Sean.




Thanks Dave,
And ditto,sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family and friends,
J
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 03:47 AM UTC
Very sorry to hear of your loss Sean, it is the most dire event I have seen in my lifetime. I hope everyone stays safe, and that as a united world we will overcome the present crisis.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 01:36 AM UTC
Thanks for the kind words guys.



Jerry

What's going with this house?

Cheers

Sean
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 03:19 AM UTC

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Thanks for the kind words guys.



Jerry

What's going with this house?

Cheers


Did some more work in the last few days. Started to add more weathering and details.
Thanks for asking buddy!
J






Sean




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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 10:43 PM UTC


Great job, buddy!!
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 10:45 PM UTC

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I did get the shape of the dormer roofs wrong though. Oh well.
J



"Different" isn't "wrong".

Keep up the good worK I know what you mean about distractions.
I lost a friend this morning to Covid-19 which hit me quite hard.

Keep yourselves and those around you safe, folks.

Cheers

Sean



Sad to hear that, Sean. My condolences.
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 01:58 AM UTC

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Great job, buddy!!



Thanks man! I appreciate it.
J
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2020 - 10:15 PM UTC
" Thanks,yes,she will not be happy with what has happened on the other side of the house though!
J "

A little teaser J man ?

jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2020 - 01:37 AM UTC

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" Thanks,yes,she will not be happy with what has happened on the other side of the house though!
J "

A little teaser J man ?




Ummmmm maybe...hahahahaaa
J
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2020 - 09:11 PM UTC
House looking great!!! I am really curious what lies on the dark side of the house!!!
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 02:16 AM UTC
Dark side of the house,



I wanted to use my new molds to make plaster tiles but the tiles are way out of scale. More like for a 1/24 scale house. Huge. But I will use the ridge tile set. They look OK. This still has much work left. Very tedious cutting all those suckers,I must say. It does take ones' mind off of things though,
J
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 03:35 AM UTC
Now I think that Brigitte is going to get angry as soon as she turns around the corner. You'd better hire a handyman before she realizes.

Nicely done, J.

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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 04:54 AM UTC

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Now I think that Brigitte is going to get angry as soon as she turns around the corner. You'd better hire a handyman before she realizes.

Nicely done, J.




They took Brigitte to another place last night. It wasn't pretty.
J
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 06:29 AM UTC
Really great update Jerry, I have been wondering how you and yours have been getting along the last while. I so look forward to seeing your latest effort on here and it is always worth the wait. Have you started any figures other than Brigette?? You usually always have a few Frankensteins on the go for an upcoming project. Take care of yourself Jerry and again, it is great to hear you are still beavering away on your current project. Could you please not make us lurkers wait so long for your next update? I think I was suffering eye candy withdrawal since your last post.Thanks again buddy for checking in. Best regards..........Dale
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 06:38 AM UTC

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Really great update Jerry, I have been wondering how you and yours have been getting along the last while. I so look forward to seeing your latest effort on here and it is always worth the wait. Have you started any figures other than Brigette?? You usually always have a few Frankensteins on the go for an upcoming project. Take care of yourself Jerry and again, it is great to hear you are still beavering away on your current project. Could you please not make us lurkers wait so long for your next update? I think I was suffering eye candy withdrawal since your last post.Thanks again buddy for checking in. Best regards..........Dale




Thanks for the extremely kind words there buddy!
Yes,well the lady was just being used for scale effect. A pawn in the ongoing saga of dioramic life,as it were.
This work here is tedious so it goes slowly and in small chunks otherwise it would be placed on the shelf of doom.
But I am still plugging away and have most of the figs finished for the next episode.
I also began a side project as is my habit. All is well here as I hope it is with you and yours ?
J
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 06:48 AM UTC
Just now dialing in. Outstanding work, Jerry. Your sculpting of the stone walls is simply astonishing, exceeded only by your painting and finishing of them.

jrutman
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 08:00 AM UTC

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Just now dialing in. Outstanding work, Jerry. Your sculpting of the stone walls is simply astonishing, exceeded only by your painting and finishing of them.





Thanks buddy! I appreciate the nice remarks,
J
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 03:54 PM UTC
This has to be way up the list of best-ever period buildings by JR Constructions Inc (especially considering its repurposed frame) & it’s not even finished yet. Sheer class
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 07:44 PM UTC
Hit ya up over on Scratch Built but forgot to check in here .
Nicely done bro , nicely done ....