Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 08:24 PM UTC

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Guessing roadwork is up next?



Cobblestone, what else? :-)
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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 10:45 PM UTC
Very realistic looking work Jerry- I especially like the roof tiles with the weeds/moss and the weathered effect you have achieved on them.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 02:19 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry
Absolut fantastic work!!! looks so real....
Greetings- Swen


Thanks Swen!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 02:28 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry, very well done! Will a castle be next? :-)

While it is really ok now, i think you could have gotten a better visual effect (more 3-dimensional) by scribbing more deeply your stone pattern.
Are you planning a wash over the whole surface to deepen the contrast? You may first seal the wall on the surface and add the wash who will then only fill the space between the stones.


Maybe you can still add some beams on the ceiling in the inside of the tower to satisfy those who will eventually inspect your work (in case your going to go to an expo)

Claude
Thanks for checking in Claude from the miniature world of Clerveux!
Yes,I should have scribed more deeply. I have not used plaster for about 20 years and am out of practice. This is still a work in progress and I keep trying different things. Some of these things are not new for me but it has been so long since I did them that it is like learning them anew!
There will be beams in the tower ceiling. I will get back to the tower after I get the houses done. There is already a wooden ceiling under the arches so I need to add the support beams and the open gates,etc. I will make some remnants of the city wall as well and of course,the street will be cobbled.
I will be commiting blasphemy here as the backs of the buildings will not be finished! I have no patience to do that and it will not be seen anyway.
J


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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 02:29 AM UTC

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Still looks fantastic; thought the tower looked a bit to green when you first posted it but next-to/connected to the other houses it looks perfect. Guessing roadwork is up next? Very excited to see how it comes out.


You are right about the green. That was the poor photog skills and the lighting I wager.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 02:29 AM UTC

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very nice and realistic work, congratulations!


Thank you sir!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 02:32 AM UTC

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Very realistic looking work Jerry- I especially like the roof tiles with the weeds/moss and the weathered effect you have achieved on them.


Thank you Karl. That section of roof is actually the only part of the buildings that is truly finished.
I thought all of the home owners would appreciate the leaves stuck in the drain pipe.
You can see the diamond shaped window panes if you look closely.
J
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 06:48 AM UTC
Hey Claude,here is the beams in the gate and the gate so far,

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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 10:26 AM UTC
Heyyy wait a second. I recognize those figures from somewhere...
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Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 05:19 PM UTC

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Hey Claude,here is the beams in the gate and the gate so far,



Good good :-)
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 04:14 AM UTC

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Heyyy wait a second. I recognize those figures from somewhere...


Ha ha,yes,I thought I would pull them out of my waiting room and use them for scale ref in the pix.
One of these days I will get better enough to paint detail again.
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Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 04:15 AM UTC

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Hey Claude,here is the beams in the gate and the gate so far,



Good good :-)



Bet you thought I wouldn't cover that!
J
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 05:40 AM UTC

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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 07:08 AM UTC
Just gorgeous! Well done Jerry!

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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 11:12 PM UTC
Jerry, your buildings look terrific. Im really curious about the whole scene, but with the great works you are doing here, Im sure its going to be a fantastic diorama
I follow you, keep going!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 11:54 PM UTC
That is some amazing building work Jerry, excellent stuff!
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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 02:55 AM UTC
Claude,Victor and Karl,
Thanks for looking in and for the kind words. Victor,I am still trying to decide on where this dio is going. I started it just to keep busy while my eyelids were healing and now it is taking on a life of its' own,
J
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 10:06 AM UTC
Neglect!!!


The only word to describe this town wall.
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 10:35 AM UTC
Glad to see an update Jerry. Keep it up.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 02:42 AM UTC
Thanks Chris!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 03:55 AM UTC
C'est un travail incroyable! Continuez votre bon travail.

Salut
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 04:44 AM UTC
Hi Jerry,

sorry I didn't post before!

Your work is really impressive!! Not only does it look great, it also looks right!

You have a true talent here! And judging by the civilian figure alone, you are some figure painter too!!

All the more impressive Sir!

I will definitley stay with the project....and further enjoy your posts!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Cheers

Romain
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 05:39 AM UTC

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C'est un travail incroyable! Continuez votre bon travail.

Salut
MadModeler



Uh...Merci?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 05:44 AM UTC

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Hi Jerry,

sorry I didn't post before!

Your work is really impressive!! Not only does it look great, it also looks right!

You have a true talent here! And judging by the civilian figure alone, you are some figure painter too!!

All the more impressive Sir!

I will definitley stay with the project....and further enjoy your posts!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

Cheers

Romain




Thanks Romain,
I also paint figures,yes. I also do ships and tanks and aircraft as I enjoy making miniature things,even model railroads and dollhouses!!
If you search on this website you can see some other things I have made.
Thanks for your very kind words and I am happy that you think it is not only nice but... correct! That is what I always try for.
J
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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 - 09:10 AM UTC
neglect over time looks like.....



Tower almost finished