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France 1944 Gatehouse
cheyenne
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 03:57 AM UTC
Thanks G you're too kind !!

Piet , great idea , actually have a mold for this type of roofing , will experiment !!
Removed by original poster on 08/11/20 - 02:06:21 (GMT).
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 02:05 PM UTC
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Broski , thanks man , love your work over on TL with the bike , how bout postin it here ?
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I can certainly do that Ma Brotha. Trying to match pics with the original write-up is proving to be a real hoot, plus some pics are gone for good. I sure hope Ph Bucket is happy.

Cheers, Ski.
cheyenne
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 09:12 AM UTC
Lookin good Ski , lookin good !!

Weathered and slapped together , on to the roof and the attached living quarters behind the gate house .


































Tank1812
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Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 11:19 AM UTC
Looks great.
G-man69
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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 11:44 PM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

Coming together a treat, I especially like the look of the weathered timber elements, .

What do you tend to use fro painting your structures, oils, enamels or acrylics, or other(s)?

Cheers, ,

G
cheyenne
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 12:17 AM UTC
Thanks Ryan !!
Thanks G , I use mostly craft store acrylics , cheap and a lot of volume for about a dollar fitty .
Wood elements I usually stain with various MINWAX colors .
I also use a crackle medium acrylic to get the old cracked paint look .
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 03:56 AM UTC
I'm liking the masonry tones, excellent choice!
G-man69
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 05:11 AM UTC

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Thanks Ryan !!
Thanks G , I use mostly craft store acrylics , cheap and a lot of volume for about a dollar fitty .
Wood elements I usually stain with various MINWAX colors .
I also use a crackle medium acrylic to get the old cracked paint look .



Hi Cheyenne,

Thanks for sharing your choice of painting mediums, much appreciated, .

Cheers, ,

G
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 11:53 PM UTC
Solid in every way, skipped a beat when I saw the first pink pics but man it works beautifully Glenn youíre on one helluva roll
JGphins
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 05:22 AM UTC
Great looking stone work brother! The color tones & surface details are amazing. Thank you for sharing!

JG
cheyenne
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 09:33 PM UTC
Not really an earth shattering update , just lumbering on with the gate keepers quarters .
Ski , thanks man !!
G , no problem man !!
Tim , yeah I was puzzled by the pink tones in some of the pics myself . I used raw umber as a wash and reddish brown pastel powders , funny thing is they are not as stark/pink/red as in some of the other pics , lighting ? FM ? , solar flare ?
Thanks JG my brother , hope your paw gets better soon !!

The stonework and fancy decorative stuff are from Hirstarts molds , very glad I bought some and will be getting more .











Golikell
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Posted: Monday, August 17, 2020 - 10:09 PM UTC
(speechless)...

You keep spoiling us with these great looking works of yours...
G-man69
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 03:55 AM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

Great update, really impressive build...but then that's what we have come to expect, and why we keep coming back for more, .

Are your door and window frames made from wood, plastic, or a.n.other?

Cheers, ,

G
jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 05:06 AM UTC
This has really got my attention now more than ever. The stylized building features are new territory for me. Taking notes.
J
cheyenne
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 09:38 PM UTC
Thanks Erwin !!
G , that's basswood . Using acrylic craft store paints , first coat light brown , then crackle medium , then a light green . Thanks man !!
Jr , thanks bro , those are Hirstarts.com molds , no affiliation .
I was a little apprehensive at first at dropping the hammer on purchasing these molds . Scale was a question but when it comes to architectural elements horse shoes and hand grenades can be used as a ruler .
The first pic of the gate house [ 1/1 scale ] was built in 1757 and was pretty fancy schmancy for a mid 18th century chateau building . Check out the Hirstarts site , many possibilities !!

Golikell
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Posted: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:08 PM UTC
These moulds indeed look great... a lot can be done with them, but it is also easy to spend a months' wages or more!
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, August 21, 2020 - 04:27 AM UTC
Erwin they're worth it , at least for my uses .

Dam red hues , in real life the colors are a reddish brown on the brown side , guess the camera's partial to red ?













I think I've found the answer to the red issue . In my modeling room I have two large four lamp each flouresent fixtures above my bench . These pics on the table show a browner hue with slightly red highlights . The lighting here are just regular bulbs with a little daylight through the windows .







jrutman
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 05:35 AM UTC
Amazing the level of color shades you get with the different apps of light.
The model building is ,as always,very high quality.
J
PolishBrigade12
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Posted: Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:32 PM UTC
Excellent block work, great detail, as expected! The last set of pics shows great color.

Personally, I never use fluorescent lights in my bunker for that very reason Bro, it can change your outcome tonal-wise when painting. Plus they bug me, not a fan of them myself. They say, always use the same light when photographing that you used for painting. Then again, photographing the models is another art form in and of itself, go figure, HA!

Ruck On Bby!
G-man69
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2020 - 09:54 PM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

Beautiful attention to detail, as always I'm really enjoying your current build, .

Cheers, ,

G
Golikell
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2020 - 06:45 PM UTC
Keep 'em comming... I wanna get spoiled by your great builds...
Dioramartin
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2020 - 01:29 AM UTC
Fantastic progress, and nice purple masonry! Itís definitely worth using a daylight globe/bulb in a lamp, but Iím wondering if the colour-balance settings in your camera software are red-shifted? Or is it green-shifted if redís dominating, I can never remember. Anyhow you mentioned your son used his phone for some shots, it might be interesting to take the same shot on that and with your camera to compare whatís happening
cheyenne
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2020 - 11:33 PM UTC
Thanks guys much appreciated !!
Tim , my son moved out to a beach house with some of his buddies , no more camera , so I bought my own Canon power shot something or other XYZsuperdooperphantasmicpictaker .
Workin on the roof .
Special thanks to Piet for the zinc roof suggestion , reminded me that I have Hirstarts molds of that very type roofing !!

Also I shut off the flouresent [ my spelling is carp ] lights and used the bulb type , much truer color , the red/brown I intended .











jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2020 - 01:24 AM UTC
Yep,that'l work!

Good idea for the metal roof.
J