Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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italian city street
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Spain / España
Joined: July 04, 2003
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 08:48 AM UTC

hello friends, here some photos of the piece that I´m involved now. This time I try reproduce one of these alleys that you can see in the old down town of mediterranean city ( not only in Italy).I try also reproduce the little irregularity od the stucco surface with newspapers mixed with white glue.

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Dublin, Ireland
Joined: November 27, 2004
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 11:07 AM UTC
Very good work Carlos. I look forward to seeing how the newspaper stucco looks when painted. The buildings will have steps yes?
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 24, 2005
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 03:34 PM UTC

Is that cork your using for the stucco texture on the window/door frames??

Very out of the box thinking if it is cork. Not only is it good for wine bottles and message boards, but you can model with it too!! Who knew!!

I'm curious on how your going to keep it from shrinking?? Very cool.
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Joined: January 19, 2004
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 10:11 PM UTC
Hi Carlos,

Haha, are you the newest recycling center in your area?

I to want to see how you are going to turn the newspaper wall in an old stucco one. I am very interested!


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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 11:42 PM UTC
I love the complexity you have continued to build in to your projects. Each one by itself has been great, but as you have developed over the years each one gets more and more complex, adding buildings, adding stairs etc.

Very nice.
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Rhone, France
Joined: November 04, 2005
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Posted: Monday, November 24, 2008 - 10:31 PM UTC
hey hey Carlos, this looks good and in the meantime I am pretty happy *this* time to have a bit of doubt about your method!!
Cork for the swirl pattern on the newspaper coated building? that's rough, hmm, I will wait and see
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Spain / España
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Posted: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 01:37 AM UTC
Pat, yes, still lack to build some step and the whole street.

Bryan, yes, the whole building is made of cork. This is glued to a cardboard structure. this structure gives rigidity to the group, the cork and the paper they are to give the texture.

Claude, if it was this way already serious rich, some person in my city became very rich with the recicliing : -)

Scott, thank you for your comments, it is a pleasure to show the works here

Jean, the paper this glued in on of the textured cork. This adapts perfectly to the ruggedness of the cork, attenuating this a little, the paper also adds its own texture to the group creating very interesting efects.In the pictures you can the result, the wall loses their monotonous texture.The process still this in experimentation phase: -) but I believe that good results can be obtained

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Kristianstads, Sweden
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 12:55 AM UTC
I like your work, It look great. looking forward to se all finished.
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Thessaloniki, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: October 30, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 12:13 PM UTC
Nice work
Can we see it from the other side also?