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Title: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 29, 2014, 10:50:12 PM
A bit of a late start on this one but now I know which route I'm going to take in building it, it shouldn't take too long.

Basic start for now, lot of bluefoam sculpting to, more to follow  :)

Foundry Imperial Chinese for scale
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/A10E8212-B784-4E35-80C7-D8CC6B3D20A8_zpsvxq5232l.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/970DB9C1-9FF0-472D-8B4C-E88C9651B1DD_zpsojzruhfy.jpg)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: Malamute on May 30, 2014, 09:47:11 AM
Totes Amaze Balls :D
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: Driscoles on May 30, 2014, 09:59:03 AM
looks nice so far.
Björn
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: Captain Blood on May 30, 2014, 09:59:55 AM
Why?
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: Mason on May 30, 2014, 10:39:12 AM
Why?

Probably because he has not started anything in that period yet and intends to do EVERYTHING!
 ;D

Clever use of that coaster, by the way.
 :D
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: Ray Earle on May 30, 2014, 11:58:00 AM
Good start.  :D
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: von Lucky on May 30, 2014, 12:19:42 PM
Why?
"Because it's there"
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 30, 2014, 12:46:32 PM
Thanks chaps, more to follow over the weekend  :)

Why?

Commission  :P

Probably because he has not started anything in that period yet and intends to do EVERYTHING!
 ;D

Clever use of that coaster, by the way.
 :D


Faggot  ;D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: Dr De'Ath on May 30, 2014, 08:07:58 PM
Won't those pins be a bit dangerous?  lol

Watching with interest, I need one of these, please post detailed plans including dimensions and a pdf pattern that we can all print out and use.  :D


Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 30, 2014, 09:42:41 PM
Watching with interest, I need one of these, please post detailed plans including dimensions and a pdf pattern that we can all print out and use.  :D

Plans? Plans? Nooooo, don't do them  ;D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: Malamute on May 30, 2014, 09:46:50 PM
It's a great looking model, but I have absolutely no use for it so I won't be buying one. :)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: DoctorPete on May 30, 2014, 11:07:36 PM
Building from scratch is best done without plans to get in the way of all those mistakes....ummmm...happy little accidents that make any model just a little bit better.   :D

This may inspire me to build a tower in 15mm/18mm.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: von Lucky on May 30, 2014, 11:11:31 PM
The lack of plans shows: the stairs have been built on the wrong elevation, they don't lead to a door!
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: Mason on May 31, 2014, 12:04:46 AM
The lack of plans shows: the stairs have been built on the wrong elevation, they don't lead to a door!

 lol lol

Bibbles. Not. Need. Door.
 :D


Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: carlos marighela on May 31, 2014, 12:10:34 AM
The lack of plans shows: the stairs have been built on the wrong elevation, they don't lead to a door!

Design feature. Guards against Avon ladies, evangelical Christians and itinerant shills asking you to change over your utilities.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: jamesmanto on May 31, 2014, 01:03:30 AM
Won't those pins be a bit dangerous?  lol

Watching with interest, I need one of these, please post detailed plans including dimensions and a pdf pattern that we can all print out and use.  :D




Just start cutting and gluing! NWF towers were all one off, ramshackle affairs. Just cut the side's at a slight angle so you get that slightly sloped effect to the walls.
I think Mr. Bibbly's is looking too tidy entirely, but I trust he'll distress it before the end.  ;)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 31, 2014, 05:49:06 AM
 :) Thanks chaps, your comment shave given me much amusement  :D

It's a great looking model, but I have absolutely no use for it so I won't be buying one. :)

You need to watch that...  ;)

but I trust he'll distress it before the end.  ;)

Oh yes, it'll look absolutely knackered  :D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: Dr. The Viking on May 31, 2014, 06:30:48 AM
Phah!

Title: Re: Pathan watchtower
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 31, 2014, 12:27:17 PM
Started on the lower stone work today but at this moment I'm not convinced as of yet. I'll get a coat of paint on it later today and have another look.

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/41C77493-8869-4E52-BF8B-256BB7AEFA35_zpsd6jahvqb.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/979ECBF1-89E2-4428-836C-6F2AA8C0C93F_zpsgfhz3yjg.jpg)

The line on the left handside has been filled and some of the stones have had a bit of filler added to them to bring them proud of the main surface.

There will be a rough brick second story to go on that will lift off for interior access.

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
Post by: Captain Blood on May 31, 2014, 01:44:38 PM
Hmmm...

Think it will look better with a bit of plaster on it here and there  :)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 31, 2014, 01:47:23 PM
Hmmm...

Think it will look better with a bit of plaster on it here and there  :)

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking as well. Nearly dry enough to paint now so we'll see in a couple of hours.

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
Post by: Elk101 on May 31, 2014, 02:33:34 PM
I think the stonework looks good; it retains a nice, convincing random coursework to it without being too random rubble. The only thing I'd say is that the corners look better (at least to me) where there is a larger or thicker stone, it seems to carry the mass better, if that makes sense (though it could also be seen as localised repairs)?

Bits of plaster and mortar repair would indeed look good. You could go for the 'over plastered' quick repair in some areas and a neater pointed repair in other areas to convey a sense that many hands had worked on it over the years. I don't need to be offering you advice though as I learn from you everyttime you put one of these threads up!
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 31, 2014, 02:52:41 PM
You're right Steve although the picture I'm going from has corner quite similar to what I've got here but I know what you mean, it doesn't feel quite right.

I've got some plaster on some of it and gave it a coat of a thin plaster wash and it does improve it quite a bit. The funny thing is I'll have to be more careful painting this than a normal model to get the feel right  :)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/75B36560-8C1E-47E5-B288-1BC799D4145B_zpsj1lpeyq4.jpg)

It's still a but damp so painting soon  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
Post by: Mason on May 31, 2014, 02:53:59 PM

Bibbles. Not. Need. Door.
 :D

Bibbles. Make. Own. Door.
 :D





Git!
 ;D

Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
Post by: chicklewis on May 31, 2014, 05:51:55 PM
You, Sir, are an artist !!

Love the 'random' stonework.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 31, 2014, 06:46:32 PM
Thanks chaps  :)

Paul, stop being silly  ;D

Painted the first wall and it has kind of worked but I'm not 100% fully convinced as of yet but I'll let the client decide (who's on holiday but might be able to pop by and have a look)  :)

Believe it or not, there are 12 different colours in that stone work, not including washes and drybrushes  o_o

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/4BDC50AD-9D40-4A36-9227-B79AEDA0FB04_zps7ve3swa6.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/83E8958B-7502-41A8-8177-D9565FBBCBC9_zpsi6au5jg0.jpg)

I think with a bit more weathering (when it's all done) and some growies it'll be alright  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work painted*
Post by: Dr. The Viking on May 31, 2014, 07:06:00 PM
Well I think I know complete utter crap when I see it.

And this ain't it.  ;)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work painted*
Post by: Elk101 on May 31, 2014, 07:20:44 PM
I like that a lot! The painting really makes the stonework pop. Regarding the corners, you know this better than I do with these things but it's often odd that something that looks fine at 1:1 scale doesn't quite look right when reduced. You'll no doubt know too that it's a big part of Japanese landscape design (if I recall my lectures correctly!). You could get that small stone effect from repair work to a degraded stone, with smaller sections put in to fill the gaps.

Anyway, I'm rambling! It's a lovely build James, the random coursework is outstanding.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work painted*
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on May 31, 2014, 07:39:14 PM
I agree with some of the earlier comments - a great little tower full of character. In fact it has tempted me to build one of my own.

Thanks for posting the images.

Tony
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work painted*
Post by: Dr De'Ath on May 31, 2014, 07:53:30 PM
I think it looks great
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work painted*
Post by: Mason on May 31, 2014, 07:54:39 PM
Coming along nicely, mate.
I like the differing shades used.
 8)

Paul, stop being silly  ;D

Shan't!
 ;D

Anyway: Ya missed a bit.
 :D

Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work painted*
Post by: Ray Earle on May 31, 2014, 09:04:04 PM
Looking very nice James. Stonework has come out a treat.  :D
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work painted*
Post by: fred on May 31, 2014, 09:16:29 PM
It looks really good, its also great to see the step by step photos - it really helps show how to go about this kind of scratch build. The addition of the plaster is very effective, and its great to see it step by step.

When you mention plaster wash - is this watered down polyfilla, or plaster of paris, or something else?
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work painted*
Post by: guitarheroandy on June 01, 2014, 10:01:25 AM
It's for me and I think it's coming on bloomin' great!!!

Which reminds me, Now I'm back from my holidays I must slap some dip on the dozen base coated Sikhs, dozen base coated Gurkhas and finish base coating the next 20 Pathans so there's someone to fight over it when it's all finished. :D
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work painted*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 09, 2014, 10:44:56 PM
It's for me and I think it's coming on bloomin' great!!!

That's always a good sign  :)

Well, all the lower stonework is done, now to move onto the upper story. I've got a resin brick sheet I'm going to use as it'll be easier than blue foam. I'll coat it in a filler/pva/water mix so the texture will fit better with the lower floor  :)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/E60AE6CF-2E2E-40A5-ABDF-5B396B9616C4_zpsputgupds.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/5A406D33-97E2-42DD-91D9-BD2C0A7FBDFC_zpsgbkmtta0.jpg)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *09.06.14 lower ground stonework complete*
Post by: Captain Blood on June 09, 2014, 11:45:02 PM
Taking positively splendid shape young Bibbles...  :)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *09.06.14 lower ground stonework complete*
Post by: Atheling on June 10, 2014, 07:35:19 AM
James,

I'll be watching this thread with great interest!  8)

What mix did you use for the plaster work mate?

And in what proportions?

Darrell.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *09.06.14 lower ground stonework complete*
Post by: Silent Invader on June 10, 2014, 08:16:54 AM
Looking great James.  8)

Am intrigued that you have started painting before completion
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *09.06.14 lower ground stonework complete*
Post by: Malamute on June 10, 2014, 08:29:51 AM
Taking positively splendid shape young Bibbles...  :)

He's getting quite good at this, do you think he has had much practice?
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *09.06.14 lower ground stonework complete*
Post by: Atheling on June 10, 2014, 09:38:32 AM
He's getting quite good at this, do you think he has had much practice?

Dunno.....  ;) :)

Though I do wish that I had trained as a modeller at Uni rather then doing fine Art!! I actually had the choice too! Doh!!  lol

Darrell.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *09.06.14 lower ground stonework complete*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 10, 2014, 12:30:15 PM
Thanks chaps  :)

Am intrigued that you have started painting before completion

It was a test to see if I was happy with the process as a whole  :)

I'm afraid to say that I just imbibed at uni and never really made anything  ;D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *09.06.14 lower ground stonework complete*
Post by: Atheling on June 10, 2014, 12:35:06 PM
Thanks chaps  :)

I'm afraid to say that I just imbibed at uni and never really made anything  ;D

Imbibing was part of the creative process mate!  lol

Darrell.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *09.06.14 lower ground stonework complete*
Post by: Captain Blood on June 10, 2014, 01:52:35 PM
He's getting quite good at this, do you think he has had much practice?

He's a bungling amateur compared to us, dear boy...  ;)

:D
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *09.06.14 lower ground stonework complete*
Post by: Mad Lord Snapcase on June 10, 2014, 07:16:24 PM
Really like the look of this, great work.  :-*
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *09.06.14 lower ground stonework complete*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 13, 2014, 02:36:41 PM
The bottom floor is just about done now and the groundwork has been started  :)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/FFCBA232-BB3A-45E4-8718-00614340E53F_zpssymmhxw5.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/C0EA9015-A2EC-4D67-B852-FC43C4CA9218_zpsvd6eczwm.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/28FCF3E8-A3F9-4520-86FF-E73108138AB4_zpsa7ievpkn.jpg)

I'll finish the groundwork tonight and hopefully make a start on the upper floor.

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 bottom floor just about done*
Post by: Dr. The Viking on June 13, 2014, 03:08:47 PM
Wonderful work
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 bottom floor just about done*
Post by: Malamute on June 13, 2014, 03:10:33 PM
Tidy :D
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 bottom floor just about done*
Post by: Captain Blood on June 13, 2014, 05:37:31 PM
Bosh  :D
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 bottom floor just about done*
Post by: Driscoles on June 13, 2014, 06:09:59 PM
I still like it.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 bottom floor just about done*
Post by: Svennn on June 13, 2014, 06:40:19 PM
Starting to look like another Bobbly masterpiece
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 bottom floor just about done*
Post by: Mason on June 13, 2014, 07:02:49 PM
Nice work!
I am liking all the colours and textures.
 :-*

Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 bottom floor just about done*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 13, 2014, 08:53:49 PM
Many thanks chaps  :)

Got the groundwork done.

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/0AF2829D-78D7-4171-B360-12EADE9FAE7C_zpsnbtm7zrt.jpg)

Fairly similar all the way round and I think would do for way out east somewhere  ;)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 bottom floor just about done*
Post by: Silent Invader on June 13, 2014, 09:05:04 PM
Nicely done, naturally.  8)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 ground work complete*
Post by: Andym on June 13, 2014, 09:32:51 PM
Excellent stuff Mr Bibbles! ! :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 ground work complete*
Post by: Atheling on June 13, 2014, 10:03:36 PM
Brilliant James.... :-* :-* :-*

What have you got planned for the top of the building?

Darrell.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 ground work complete*
Post by: Mason on June 13, 2014, 10:10:40 PM
Brilliant James.... :-* :-* :-*

What have you got planned for the top of the building?

Going by some of the suggestions he made regarding my last effort, it will either be a swimming pool or a tennis court.... :D

 ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 ground work complete*
Post by: Atheling on June 13, 2014, 10:30:48 PM
Going by some of the suggestions he made regarding my last effort, it will either be a swimming pool or a tennis court.... :D

 ;D ;D ;D



Have you had a few sir?  lol

Darrell.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 ground work complete*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 13, 2014, 10:33:02 PM
Thanks again chaps  :)

I don't think the Pathans of the 19th cen would've had tennis courts...

The top 'floor' will be a rough brick and painted a reddish clay colour with some sort of brushwood roof as of yet to be decided.

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 ground work complete*
Post by: guitarheroandy on June 13, 2014, 11:07:15 PM
Looking very good thus far  :D
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 ground work complete*
Post by: chicklewis on June 14, 2014, 01:50:55 AM
I love all the work and gorgeous modeling.  I don't, however, remember ever seeing a reddish brick anywhere in the area of the Northwest Frontier.  Could just be my faulty memory, but I feel a dun or khaki baked clay might be more correct.  
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 ground work complete*
Post by: Driscoles on June 14, 2014, 11:05:02 AM
I just see that you should smoothen the edges of your base. It looks better on the tabletop. Now it will look like a boardwalk or a step.
Everything else is luvely.



Ahhhhh....thanks for enlightening me.... Chamfering is the word  :)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 ground work complete*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 14, 2014, 11:45:10 AM
The bricks aren't that red in real life  :? I can certainly tone them down though, I though a bit of contrast might be nice  :)

For some reason I completely missed chamfering the base  ::) it can still be done though  :D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 ground work complete*
Post by: Mason on June 14, 2014, 11:49:25 AM
Dont forget the swimming pool!
 :D

Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *13.06.14 ground work complete*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 20, 2014, 09:53:54 AM
Well, after some time and agonising over which route to take for the upper floor (some of which were started and abandoned) I've finally started  :D

The end is in sight...

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/6dfb168dc2bbc9ba90e264670d3583f4_zps252be4e6.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/1ca84c2abeb3bf91d7f6e7be36e4c5f6_zps7abfdea5.jpg)

The blue foam does tend to gather the light somewhat making photos tricky (especially to a numpty like me  :) ).

The dark strip between the foam bricks and existing stone work is lithographic tape and the first layer of wood glue won't stick to it so it will enable the brick upper story to be removeable but hopefully keep the general shape of the top of the stone.

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *20.07.14 upper story started*
Post by: Furt on July 20, 2014, 10:23:13 AM
Very clever and looks great too.

But that is a lot of work there to make that removable.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *20.07.14 upper story started*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 20, 2014, 10:32:31 AM
But that is a lot of work there to make that removable.

Kind of, I suppose most of the work went into choosing the right bricks.

When it's done it'll get a thin coat of glue and filler to help seal it and when that's dry it'll be really sturdy  :)

Worth it in the end I think  ;)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *20.07.14 upper story started*
Post by: Elk101 on July 20, 2014, 12:22:47 PM
But the fact that it can be made removable increases it's flexibility and in my head, it's value. I like it.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *20.07.14 upper story started*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 21, 2014, 12:32:10 AM
Last post before the working week destroys my hobby time again  lol

The upper floor is about half way there and I'll add a couple of windows soon.

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/65E55D15-5776-47D3-A603-3B0E2DCEF8C8_zpsm0ti6otj.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/C161250C-03F8-4ACD-A4EE-DDB9293574F3_zpspwz62mp9.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/7F8D0D4C-02B7-41AC-984F-4D872EA40705_zps33qhqzkq.jpg)

I tentatively tried to remove the upper from the lower and the little amount of corner I got up looked promising. It won't be removed until the coat of filler/glue/water has gone on and had lots of time to dry, although in this heat that should be a couple of hours    lol

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *20.07.14 upper story started*
Post by: Ray Rivers on July 21, 2014, 02:08:47 AM
The upper floor is about half way there

Yea, we've heard that before...  ::)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/DSCF6647.jpg)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper story half built*
Post by: Elk101 on July 21, 2014, 06:55:04 AM
I've heard about this, it's the wizard's tower, right? That's just a story though isn't it? I mean the photo looks real enough but it's an obvious fake, you can see it's just a guy in a wizard's tower suit.

 ;D

The watchtower is looking great though.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper story half built*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 21, 2014, 11:35:11 PM
Got the upper floor construction done. There's a bit of a slope for the roof that will be made from a pile of bristles I got from Japan (fine bamboo I think).

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/CB947B2F-1A99-4B04-957E-0B2834A17C40_zps2bottmt6.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/16BFC1EC-2E66-4F79-BF1C-46A506972FB6_zpsr8jm92qo.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/94121996-9E31-4CBC-A6F7-19E22687AD9E_zps37giuooq.jpg)

I've heard about this, it's the wizard's tower, right? That's just a story though isn't it? I mean the photo looks real enough but it's an obvious fake, you can see it's just a guy in a wizard's tower suit.

 ;D

Smart arse  ;D I'll bring it to BLAM and then you'll see  ;)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper floor build complete*
Post by: Ray Rivers on July 21, 2014, 11:47:59 PM
Looking good, James.  :-*

I like the very uneven way it's built. Gives it lots of character.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper floor build complete*
Post by: juergen c. olk on July 22, 2014, 12:54:56 AM
Lot of hard work done extremely well,a joy to watch come to life.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper story half built*
Post by: Elk101 on July 22, 2014, 07:35:46 AM

Smart arse  ;D I'll bring it to BLAM and then you'll see  ;)

cheers

James

But won't something that size count towards the occupancy rate?

The stonework is really quite superb. It looks like you've individualy lain each block! (you haven't have you?  :D). I'm looking forward to seeing this painted.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper floor build complete*
Post by: pocoloco on July 22, 2014, 09:32:01 AM
Effing brilliant work James  8)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper floor build complete*
Post by: Mason on July 22, 2014, 09:56:22 AM
Effing brilliant work James  8)

He is right, ya know, it is quite exquisite.
 :D :-*

The stonework is really quite superb. It looks like you've individualy lain each block! (you haven't have you?  :D).

I bet he did, the mad bugger.
 o_o




Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper floor build complete*
Post by: Ray Earle on July 22, 2014, 10:16:41 AM
Nice stuff James.

Once you've got your eye in you can knock me one out too.

Only kidding mate.  ;)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper floor build complete*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 22, 2014, 11:41:29 AM
Thanks gents  :)

Yes, all the blocks were painstakingly applied by hand  ;D

And I must admit, I really enjoyed it  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper floor build complete*
Post by: War In 15MM on July 22, 2014, 04:03:04 PM
Really pretty piece of work.  Richard
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper floor build complete*
Post by: FramFramson on July 25, 2014, 07:33:32 AM
Jeez this looks damn great!
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper floor build complete*
Post by: Constable Bertrand on July 25, 2014, 08:26:42 AM
The small bricks work well bibbles!  :-*  :-* Any plans for a pebble and plaster combo like the 'spanish townhouse' crafted by Blockhaus? A bit of that material could help feather the seam between levels too.

I like how the tower breaks unevenly, very crafty sir.

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper floor build complete*
Post by: Atheling on July 25, 2014, 09:04:10 AM
I like how the tower breaks unevenly, very crafty sir.

Yep, from an engineering perspective it works brilliantly as well as an aesthetic one.

You will have to give us a recap on just how you made the bricks James  :)

Darrell.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper floor build complete*
Post by: rumacara on July 25, 2014, 11:00:24 AM
James, wonderfull work of art both scratchbuilt and painting. :-* :-*
Did you use white glue to glue the separated bricks or some polyuretane special glue?
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper floor build complete*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 25, 2014, 12:23:43 PM
Thanks chaps  :)

I might plaster over some of it but I quite like just the brick finish.

Just normal wood glue for the sticking.

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *21.07.14 upper floor build complete*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 26, 2014, 10:00:44 PM
Made a start on the roof today. Simple wooden frame and I'll stick some scale rushes on the top.

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/ECF8283E-F205-44BB-BB8F-45E94078349A_zpsrvtbmhgj.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/39A2B105-A51D-44E4-8C09-A528D866D8F8_zpspqyf7bql.jpg)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: Ray Earle on July 26, 2014, 10:03:27 PM
Very nice.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: Dr De'Ath on July 27, 2014, 12:09:28 AM
Are those coffee stirrers?
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: von Lucky on July 27, 2014, 12:15:08 AM
Beautiful progress.

I have to ask - did I miss the rest of the Pathan/Afghan project, or is this tower "the beginning"?
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: Atheling on July 27, 2014, 05:49:06 AM
James, what have you mixed with the paint to get the rough texture?

Darrell.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: beefcake on July 27, 2014, 06:22:36 AM
Very cool. Can't wait to see it finished.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: carlos marighela on July 27, 2014, 07:36:13 AM
This really is very inspirational. Very similar construction techniques in the Radfan and I do need a village.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: Malamute on July 27, 2014, 07:48:07 AM
Are those coffee stirrers?

 lol  lol  lol

Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 27, 2014, 07:57:37 AM
Thanks chaps  :)

This is just a commission. I have some of the Foundry Pathans as I had an idea to do it a while ago, but not any more.

The textured paint is just wood glue, wall filler and fine sand.

lol  lol  lol

Piss off back to Devon  >:D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: Dewbakuk on July 27, 2014, 08:40:26 AM
Are those coffee stirrers?
lol  lol  lol



I had the same response  lol

See him rage!  :D
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 27, 2014, 09:03:29 AM
I had the same response  lol

See him rage!  :D

You ain't seen nothing yet  >:D >:D >:D

I might just your balconies from them and then see who's laughing  ;D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: Malamute on July 27, 2014, 09:19:26 AM
I had the same response  lol

See him rage!  :D

 lol lol lol
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: Dewbakuk on July 27, 2014, 09:44:49 AM
You ain't seen nothing yet  >:D >:D >:D

I might just your balconies from them and then see who's laughing  ;D

cheers

James

They'd be done though ;)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 27, 2014, 10:26:44 AM
They'd be done though ;)

Smart arse  ;D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: guitarheroandy on July 27, 2014, 10:48:30 AM
 :o :o :o :-* :-* :-*

WOW!! I go away for a bit of a holiday and come back to see this!! You have been very busy James!!

I love it! Absolutely brilliant!

You'll be pleased to know that I have just ordered some new 2nd Afghan War Artizan Brits to attack it and that a unit each of Sikhs and Gurkhas are both being highlighted as we speak...40 more Pathans are also awaiting base coats, so things are moving this end too... :D

Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 27, 2014, 11:03:22 AM
Good to hear Andy  :)

Another week and we'll be done  :D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *26.07.14 a start on the roof*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 27, 2014, 11:10:39 PM
Finished the roof and although it's mainly conjecture on my part it seems to have worked  :?

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/BB114D5F-EE9E-4622-A732-18EC863A1A19_zpsiuopqg5l.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/F1DF6B32-9C7A-4EEF-96D7-E4C34FBAFD5C_zps9nrdd5bo.jpg)

Should've done it a bit wider, but heyho, lesson learnt for next time  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *27.07.14 roof complete*
Post by: Mason on July 27, 2014, 11:12:06 PM
Looks great to me, mate.
 8)

Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *27.07.14 roof complete*
Post by: rumacara on July 27, 2014, 11:19:20 PM
 :-* :-* :-*

Nice job on this tower.
Great scratchbuilder you are mate.
Love your work and eye for details. :o
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *27.07.14 roof complete*
Post by: Blackwolf on July 27, 2014, 11:38:33 PM
Nice work Jim :-* Actually pretty close to the commission I'm thinking about(that I mentioned a while back...),just with a more European flavour.I'll send you a PM within the next week :)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *27.07.14 roof complete*
Post by: von Lucky on July 28, 2014, 04:03:59 AM
Looking good - effort well rewarded.

However, small point of criticism - the upper walls are imho a little too pink. May be your thing though.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *27.07.14 roof complete*
Post by: juergen c. olk on July 28, 2014, 05:18:26 AM
You are a credit to the Hobby,your passion for detail is amazing,do not paste over the brickwork,is my vote.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *27.07.14 roof complete*
Post by: Ray Earle on July 28, 2014, 05:53:20 AM
Looking good James.  :D
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *27.07.14 roof complete*
Post by: Elk101 on July 28, 2014, 06:14:11 AM
Looking good - effort well rewarded.

However, small point of criticism - the upper walls are imho a little too pink. May be your thing though.

I'm guessing that's just a basecoat for now. James will probably be researching Pathan brick and weathering effects!
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *27.07.14 roof complete*
Post by: pocoloco on July 28, 2014, 06:55:57 AM
I'm guessing that's just a basecoat for now. James will probably be researching Pathan brick and weathering effects!

If he isn't doing the research as I type this, I'm truly disappointed  :(

 ;)

Looking fab James! Now that beautiful watchtower needs a nice cliffside to sit on :)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *27.07.14 roof complete*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 28, 2014, 07:13:44 AM
Many thanks for the replies chaps  :)

Yes, the brick is just undercoated and will be various hues of red/brown/grey.

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *27.07.14 roof complete*
Post by: Ray Earle on July 28, 2014, 09:34:20 AM
Oh, I thought it was Suffolk camouflage..  ;)

I've changed my mind now, I need one of these.  :D
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *27.07.14 roof complete*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 03, 2014, 02:17:56 PM
Finished the outside (apart from the door)  :)

Believe it or not, there are 12 different shades in the upper brickwork, you can't bloody tell though  :? lol

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/25D74726-F614-43DC-AE01-A19C3D9D5BBF_zpsody3xe5h.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/A9849034-9DD1-4D58-A444-5B4AF1FC8567_zpsx4zccvqc.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/A9BA85FC-605F-472F-A12A-7272BDCCEF47_zpsy2tu7xum.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/16C4C643-3C34-4922-97E7-F2E86633410F_zpsyyrfvcr2.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/9154E17F-5EA6-43FB-9D4F-FA3073B6E30B_zpsxmvmutdf.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/0F6EBAE7-1E80-4E97-BE15-5A94A272FDA0_zpscdhfk3es.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/Terrain/83A7E206-B92B-4ACF-B533-1163E80D2003_zps0njlhc7y.jpg)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Mason on August 03, 2014, 02:21:36 PM
Looks bloody lovely, mate.
Love the attention to detail.
 8) :-* 8)


12 shades of red, you say?
Sounds a bit naughty.....
 ;)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: gamer Mac on August 03, 2014, 02:37:02 PM
Lovely :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Remington on August 03, 2014, 02:48:19 PM
Holy cow! That is beautiful! I need one!
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Marine0846 on August 03, 2014, 03:17:28 PM
Looks great, love the colors.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Ray Rivers on August 03, 2014, 03:45:43 PM
Scary!  :o
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: pocoloco on August 03, 2014, 03:51:17 PM
Superb!  :-*

Now, after the praise, what are you going to do for the interior?  ;)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Malamute on August 03, 2014, 04:00:47 PM
Awesome sauce. :D
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Elk101 on August 03, 2014, 04:20:22 PM
Absolutely top notch! The colours look good.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Driscoles on August 03, 2014, 04:21:26 PM
130  square meters appt... best part at Kyber with sun roof and running water.... from the walls.

I`ll take it  :)
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Ray Earle on August 03, 2014, 05:39:44 PM
I only count ten.  ;)

Lovely finished item sir, as to be expected.  :D

I'll join the queue for MkII.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Centaur_Seducer on August 03, 2014, 05:49:44 PM
Lovely work, Jimbo! :-*

The roof kind of reminds of the one I had in Plymouth (Deevoon). Or more precis, yours is better done...
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 03, 2014, 05:57:38 PM
Many thanks for the replies gents  :)

Now, after the praise, what are you going to do for the interior?  ;)

A nice magnolia on the walls with a parkay floor and some chintz here and there  ;D

130  square meters appt... best part at Kyber with sun roof and running water.... from the walls.

I`ll take it  :)


Only several thousand careful owners over the centuries  lol

If anyone wants one, drop me a pm  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: guitarheroandy on August 03, 2014, 06:57:05 PM
 :-* :o :o

Wow!!!

That's a mighty impressive piece of work!! Brilliant!! 

I look forward to receiving it (and my son is also mightily impressed - he's demanding that we play a NW Frontier game as soon as it arrives!!! :D)

Am now even more spurred on to finish those Sikhs and Gurkhas on the painting table!!


Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Captain Blood on August 03, 2014, 11:47:10 PM
Top work James. Turned out very well.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Dr. The Viking on August 04, 2014, 08:15:58 AM
Amazing!
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Dr De'Ath on August 04, 2014, 09:39:08 AM
That really is rather good - now do one in 15mm   lol lol lol lol lol lol
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: carlos marighela on August 04, 2014, 09:39:36 AM
Really nice work. Lovely build.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 04, 2014, 12:30:02 PM
That really is rather good - now do one in 15mm   lol lol lol lol lol lol

I'm going to smack you... Hard  >:D

Everyone else, thank you very much  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Mason on August 04, 2014, 03:03:00 PM
That really is rather good - now do one in 15mm   lol lol lol lol lol lol

Yes, please do!

I know at least one person who will want one.
 :D

Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Constable Bertrand on August 05, 2014, 07:55:56 AM
Totes amazeballz!! Lovely brick work sir.  :-*

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Atheling on August 05, 2014, 11:23:39 AM
Beautiful stuff James!!!!!!!  :o :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :o

Any chance of making a model to cast up in resin?  ;D  8)

Darrell.
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: joekano on August 06, 2014, 10:50:19 PM
Looks great!
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: FramFramson on August 09, 2014, 06:50:57 AM
Turned out fan-tas-tique!
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: Blackwolf on August 09, 2014, 07:34:12 AM
Whoops :) late...Looks great James :-*
Title: Re: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*
Post by: miltiades on July 14, 2016, 07:29:31 AM
Just saw it...stunning!  :o