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Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:23 pm
by Gungnir
Oh, and don't mind the notes indicating needed adjustments.

That's the handy thing about paper modeling - it's its own note paper.

Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:37 pm
by Gungnir
You'll know the old adage that you always build a model at least twice. This is the third and not yet last version of the extension...

I asked the printer to do a test print of the wing, to see if the weathering of the church looked alright - we must after all assume the local kommissar would not allocate materials or manpower for the upkeep of a religious building.

I'm not totally unhappy with the weathering effect on the roof, but now a new task presents itself: the walls now look to clean, so at least some weathering will have to be applied there as well.

You comments will be appreciated, as welcome.

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Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:45 pm
by Gungnir
I needed a break from colouring and weathering hundreds of planks and shingles for the Russian church, and it had to be something enough to e able to do after a largish dose of advocaat.

So I did some wurruk on modern Dutch houses under construction.

The idea came to me at IKEA last Thursday, the top floor restaurant has a nice view of the city of Groningen, including of some blocks under construction.

Since the basic building is usually done over here in cast-on-location concrete a typical building site looks something this:

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I ordered some grey paper so the window and other openings don't show white reverse sides of the walls, but that's on back order till next year, so a white paper test had to do for now.

I drew a few simple components with which to build a detached house

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and semi-detached houses:

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rear view:

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In the final version there will even be a terraced row of six houses.

Except for some small details that will still require some attention, I'm quite happy with these results.

Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:01 pm
by Gungnir
Both Summer and Winter versions of the Russian church are done and sent to the printer's, so I did manage to finish them this year after all. Won't be able to get them till next year for the final build, I guess.

Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:42 pm
by Gungnir
Surprisingly, the printer did deliver the first prints for the Russian church today. Not surprisingly, there was a glaring error in the Winter version which naturally didn't glare till after it was printed...

Anyhow, I said I wanted to finish this church this year, and I did, with half an hour to spare.

Small version:

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Extended version:

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The Winter version will have to wait till next year. Quite suitably, wet snow is being expected tomorrow.

Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:23 am
by Gungnir
And finally the Winter version of the Russian church.

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The 1/72 versions will be available via our webshop www.papierenbouwplaten later this morning, other scales to follow soon(ish).

Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:14 pm
by Gungnir
I don't consider this a real project, just something in between.

When it grows up it wants to be a gazebo.

I plan doing it as a "hybrid" model: paper lower parts of walls, and roof, plastic sheet windows.

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Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:29 am
by Gungnir
Grey paper came in, so I could finish the first of the buildings under construction, a detached house.

More structures using the same modules have been planned and will be tested soon.

Using grey paper has the distinct advantage that you won't see any white interiors through the many openings.

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Is this also a common construction method in the UK? I know it's being done also in Germany, but then they have a long history with concrete.

Speaking of which, I have been collecting bunker plans for a future project - but the future plans list is very, very long - and I just got a commission for a rather intricate windmill model.

Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:34 pm
by Gungnir
Semidetatched houses done.

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The neighborhood so far:

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Next: terraced houses.

Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:11 pm
by Etranger
Gungnir wrote:........

Is this also a common construction method in the UK? I know it's being done also in Germany, but then they have a long history with concrete.

Speaking of which, I have been collecting bunker plans for a future project - but the future plans list is very, very long - and I just got a commission for a rather intricate windmill model.


Prefabricated concrete walls are probably more used in commercial constructions than domestically (shops, warehouses etc) but it's fairly widely used AFAIK

Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:40 pm
by Gungnir
These are not pre-fabricated, they're mold-cast on the spot. Naturally, the molds are massive - I know, because a distant cousin of mine managed to catch one falling from a sixth floor. It kinda permanently excused him from work.

Or anything else, for that matter.

Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:18 pm
by Gungnir
Row of single story houses. Houses this size would be either senior housings or starters' homes over here.

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The reverse is slightly different, like on the whole series, to provide some variety.

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Last of this set is a row of six two story houses, to follow soonish.

Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:54 pm
by Gungnir
Gungnir Terrace #1-5 done, #7-11 to follow tomorrow.

I think.

I hope.

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Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:31 pm
by Gungnir
And the final piece of Gungnir Estates under construction, Gungnir Terrace:

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Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:11 am
by Gungnir
Overview of the completed Gungnir Estate:

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I'm thinking of adding some apartment buildings eventually.

With a bit of luck, large doses of coffee will cure me in time.

Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:05 pm
by Gungnir
Had to get something out of my system - in this case a wooden railroad station suitable for the US and/or Canada.

I used elements from several surviving ones to design this generic one, suitable for all periods from the second half of the 19th Century till present. Besides for model railroading I can see a games use for Wild West and gangsters/roarin 20s.

This is a test build, still needs some tweeking, mainly the station master's office (the sticking out bit) and the end parts of the roof.

Then naturally the details, more planks, and I think a shingled roof. A chimney would be nice too.

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Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:06 pm
by Gungnir
Forgot to say, plan to issue it in two colour schemes.

Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:10 pm
by Gungnir
Bugs ironed out the new US station, I think I can continue with the detailing now

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Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:43 pm
by Gungnir
Finished both versions and sent them to the printer's.

Re: Gungnir's paper stuff

PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:21 pm
by Gungnir
Finished my latest paper model last night, a wooden US railroad depot, in a style suitable for all settings from the mid-1800's till present day.

As you can see there's a choice of two liveries: green, and beige with a red trim.
The roof may be fashioned in either of the two ways shown: with a curved overhang, or straight, giving a good view of the waiting room panorama window.

It will be available via our webshop www.papierenbouwplaten.nl in the usual model railroad and wargaming scales.

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