Dioramas: Buildings & Ruins
Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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russian house painted
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Spain / Espaņa
Joined: July 04, 2003
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2006 - 01:20 PM UTC
Hello guys,
here hare the photos of my russian house painted by Bob Letermann.
I think tha Bob have made an excellent work with my model

best whises
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Donegal, Ireland
Joined: May 14, 2002
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2006 - 02:43 PM UTC
Hi Carlos. Congrats to both yourself and Bob on an outstanding partnership. This looks amazing.The peeled paint and the attention to detail in the building itself, are extremely well done.
I was in Talinn, Estonia for a few days when Ireland played a qualifying match for the previous European cup, and the house details and paint quality (or lack of) are spot on. The hotel we stayed in was near the Russian quarter, and this is still so typical. Nice one.
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North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2006 - 03:42 PM UTC
Amazing work. Great construction and wondeful painting.
It's amazing how when I saw the building it has 'blockhaus' written all over the construction and believe it or not it has 'Bob' written all over the paint and finish. Very well done to both.

It reminds me of a train station in the midwest in the 1800's - not a full on station more of a weigh station, more possibilities than just Russian.
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: June 29, 2004
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2006 - 05:26 PM UTC
Outstanding piece of work. A true work of art.
The construction of the bulding and weather beaten look of the building is stunning.
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England - North East, United Kingdom
Joined: August 07, 2005
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2006 - 05:32 PM UTC
Amazing work , the worn and weathered paint work looks great , I would love to see how he achieved those effects.

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Kansas, United States
Joined: April 07, 2005
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2006 - 06:02 PM UTC
Holy Cow, just the "ornate" window frames are worth
the price of admission, alone. Supa' doopa'
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Joined: January 19, 2004
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2006 - 07:33 PM UTC
Hi guys,

I asked this question how he made the painting to Bob on another site.
I am sure he don't mind that i copy his answer over here.
So here is the quote from Master Bob Lettermann. He also mentionned that it was a test painting and that he would simplify things the next time

Quoted Text

Currently, it goes like this. A base coat with light camouflage gray. Then a raw umber wash, then, after drying, I use Vallejo Iraqi Sand and paint in the grain. Then a wash with panzer grey, then I use three shades of blue and more or less copy the blue paint that is on the real building. Then I give it a wash of acrylic light blue, removing most of it by blotting, not wiping. Then I take a piece of sponge, with some Iraqi Sand, blot the sponge on a soft cloth until just tiny dots appear when touched to the model. The final step is a very dark grey thinned with water about 50-50 and a very fine bruse, (000), to line in the lat boards and other other raised details.

Cheers to you all


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Gdańsk, Poland
Joined: February 27, 2005
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2006 - 07:48 PM UTC

Wow this is amazing:) Looks like the real thing. The structure itself is great and now that it's painted it's looking...hmm what's the word to describe this...oh yeah: supa doopa:) like Rick said:)
Blockhaus and Bob I bow down low:)

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Nebraska, United States
Joined: August 12, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 - 02:26 AM UTC
WOW, you and Bob have put together a wonderful house yet again. Congrats it will make a sweet kit. cheers Kevin