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Offline sandsmodels

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #330 on: July 06, 2018, 07:52:55 PM »
it gets better each time
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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #331 on: July 07, 2018, 10:33:51 AM »
This is certainly one of the best builds I have seen so good in fact it makes one want to give up. Anyone who gets to game with that as terrain will be very fortunate indeed.

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #332 on: July 07, 2018, 12:05:05 PM »
Don't give up!!  All you need is time and inspiration (and an tolerant other half if applicable!) ;)

The only thing I've got that makes thing easier is my lasercutter (Which is almost cheating!) which is good for repetitive tasks and fiddly bits. 

The Reichstag would be difficult without the laser cutter, you could make it from foamcore but it would take a lot longer. 

The ancillary buildings, however,don't need the laser.  They take about 2 hours all in - can do a how-to if there is an interest - with some foamcore, some MDF, some corrugated craft paper and some glue you can easily make similar.  Only the windows on the barrel roofed building and the front props on the tin shed are laser cut. 

Due to a change of circumstances (A good one!) the Reichstag building will be up for sale at the end of the year.

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #333 on: July 07, 2018, 11:07:42 PM »
Thank you for the motivation. Time and money are sadly always issues. Gosh I can't believe you are willing to part with it - no doubt you will get some play out of it first and also get a good price for it.

Offline Rich H

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #334 on: July 07, 2018, 11:18:29 PM »
I'd prefer to keep it really but for the sake of domestic bliss it has to go lol

It wouldn't get used very often in reality.

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #335 on: July 08, 2018, 07:45:41 PM »
I'd prefer to keep it really but for the sake of domestic bliss it has to go lol

It wouldn't get used very often in reality.
There's only so many times one can burn down Berlin...  ;D

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #336 on: July 09, 2018, 08:31:28 AM »
Seriously impressive

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #337 on: July 09, 2018, 08:43:58 AM »
Once this s complete you need to do a "drone" style video fly round and some panorama rotatable ones - the full Great Devourer StreetView (TM).

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #338 on: July 09, 2018, 10:41:37 AM »
Sounds complicated...

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #339 on: July 09, 2018, 04:29:38 PM »
Rich, you are an absolute madman! And I mean that is the best way possible. A totally stunning build.

Once done, I would send a picture of the model to the German company that built the laser cutter. I think they would be incredibly touched to see what someone did with their product.
"This I have known ever since I stretched out my fingers to the abomination within that great gilded frame; stretched out my fingers and touched a cold and unyielding surface of polished glass." 

H. P. Lovecraft, "The Outsider"

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #340 on: July 09, 2018, 04:30:30 PM »
 A truly fantastic project :) - I hope we get to see the layout in its entirety, preferably with a game going on before you sell it on.

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #341 on: July 09, 2018, 04:31:14 PM »
Thanks all!

It's a Chinese company that made the laser cutter - the Germans omnly provided a replcement laser tube ;) (And that was Chinese too!)

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #342 on: July 15, 2018, 10:29:38 AM »
Test layout
Don't mind the blue! I need to add another building between the Reichstag and the fountain.  There will be a road on both sides.

Thd cloth will be grey felt with brown paint and a shed load of loose scatter.

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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #343 on: July 16, 2018, 07:18:41 AM »
looking good
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Re: A plan congeals... 28mm Reichstag
« Reply #344 on: July 16, 2018, 07:41:01 AM »
Painted the fountain