Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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Normandy House Painted
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Spain / España
Joined: July 04, 2003
KitMaker: 693 posts
Armorama: 682 posts
Posted: Friday, December 23, 2005 - 12:33 AM UTC
Hello! here hare the photos of a Normandy house corner painted by my friend and master painter Jaume Ortiz. He painted this with Vallejo Acrilics.
house was made with a combiantion of cork, cardboard and some strips of balsa.

Merry X-mas to all.


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Armed Forces Pacific, United States
Joined: August 14, 2005
KitMaker: 311 posts
Armorama: 182 posts
Posted: Friday, December 23, 2005 - 01:06 AM UTC
Your buildings are simply awesome. There is no other way to describe it. They look better than most kits that are out there. You must have a large investment in the cork industry. Anyways awesome job, I always look forward to seeing your work.

Just out of curiosity, I see the cork pieces, and the balsa work, is the cardboard what you used for the shingles?

Also for us humble followers out there, have you considered doing a tutorial so we can see how you do it?

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Nebraska, United States
Joined: August 12, 2003
KitMaker: 2,394 posts
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2005 - 01:24 AM UTC
Carlos, all I can say is WOW this is just a beauty. My hats off once again to you and to Jaume. You are both very very talented fellows. Cheers Kevin
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: June 08, 2004
KitMaker: 285 posts
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2005 - 01:45 AM UTC
Well there is not much to say about it since I guess you already know that its absolutely amazing

What you do with cork and cardboard is always outstanding, keep up the great work!

Best wishes and merry Christmas,

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England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2005
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2005 - 03:49 AM UTC
Superb,the different textures look great.

I agree with Salvo , i would love to see a "how to" feature ive allways wanted to try my hand at a building and it would be a great help

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Michigan, United States
Joined: December 11, 2003
KitMaker: 5,409 posts
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2005 - 03:51 AM UTC
Simply amazing. If you took away the panzerfaust it could be mistaken for someone's house
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: January 11, 2003
KitMaker: 1,339 posts
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Posted: Friday, December 23, 2005 - 06:42 AM UTC
Amazing work... I am amazzed at what can be achieved using cork..

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Singapore / 新加坡
Joined: April 27, 2005
KitMaker: 1,396 posts
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 12:27 PM UTC
It looks great!... Jaume did an awesome job on the house... but what scale is it? The panzerfaust looks a little out of scale..
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Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Joined: May 22, 2002
KitMaker: 4,082 posts
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 12:36 PM UTC
The building, and the way it's painted, breathe out a great atmosphere !

Excellent creation !!
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
KitMaker: 11,718 posts
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Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 05:43 PM UTC
What a great Christmas presant.

Very nice. Very striking. I love the angles.
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
KitMaker: 926 posts
Armorama: 356 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2005 - 07:00 PM UTC
Never a dull moment on the Big A, click the next topic and there's another piece that just blows you away. I'll tip my hat to the both of you as well. Very inspirational.
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Spain / España
Joined: July 04, 2003
KitMaker: 693 posts
Armorama: 682 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2005 - 10:06 PM UTC
Thanks to all for your kind comments

Ryan, yes, the tiles are made with cardorad,.

Regarding the tutorial, in fact it can be summarized in that you must do first a cardboard structure and later you must glue the different elements in her. they are glued the wooden pieces first and in the space that is among them I glued the cork pieces they are glued that simulate the stucco. The stones are also cork pieces that simulate the stones. s the tiles are simulated with bits of cardboard from a cake box The secret this in designing an architectural detail that has interest is that contains diverse material types with diverse texture types and different colors. This makes interesting a piece. Here Jaume had been able to work with the wood, the stone, the clay and the stucco, besides the grass. in fact the construction of this alone piece take only 3 hours around of one Saturday while it was in the home of Jaume in a meeting of friends, and that includes the time that uses in drawing the project in a paper until it glues the last piece.

JM, the scale is 1/35, this type of buildings has some very low walls and some very high and big roofs.

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Ankara, Turkey / Türkçe
Joined: February 11, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 02:52 PM UTC
I just want to say one think : SUPPERRRR
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Tekirdag, Turkey / Türkçe
Joined: August 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,289 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 03:32 PM UTC
Awesome piece Carlos, as usual.. A German soldier would fit there perfect near that panzerfaust.
Thanks for sharing again Carlos
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 25, 2005
KitMaker: 1,002 posts
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Posted: Friday, December 30, 2005 - 04:04 AM UTC
Amazing colors he managed to get to his scartch-built house! Just amazing!
Cheers and happy modelling
Happy new yearto you all!