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Offline cromojaro

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Normandy houses
« on: April 24, 2018, 11:30:07 AM »
A few months ago I built some Normandy houses in plywood.










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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 03:01:00 PM »
Wow, fine work.
Look forward to seeing them finished.
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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 03:01:55 PM »
Looking good  :)

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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 03:21:17 PM »
Nice modelling skills  :)


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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 05:59:04 PM »
Very nice.

Offline cromojaro

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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2018, 07:16:07 AM »
I have one half-finished:



But I don't like the resullt. It seems "not a real house".

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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2018, 09:22:32 AM »
Congrats!
You're doing a great job!
I'll be following this thread with interest!
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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018, 09:36:08 AM »
But I don't like the resullt. It seems "not a real house".

I would suggest your windows/door are too small and your roof tiles are on the large side.

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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 10:44:14 AM »
I have one half-finished:



But I don't like the resullt. It seems "not a real house".
Try a photograph with a figure next to it.

The roof looks fine, my concern is that the windows are a bit too high up the wall, but that is difficult to judge without a figure for scaling.

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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 11:00:45 AM »
I am really envious of your craft skills  :)
A couple of thoughts ...
- maybe apply sand to the walls (simply coat walls with PVA and dip building in sand) to create a pebble dash or textured effect. That will also make the joins between floors a little less obvious.
- if you don't fancy pebbledash you could experiment with something like Tetrion to give a more textured effect. Whether you use sand or tetrion you will find that washes and dry brushing then bring out the effect.
- shutters should all be hinged on the same side of the window frame.
- mount the building on a base, then you can put flower beds, wood pile, whatever around the edge.
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Offline cromojaro

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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 12:52:14 PM »
I would suggest your windows/door are too small and your roof tiles are on the large side.

The roof tiles, doors and windows frames are bought from warbases.co.uk. The doors are customized for me. The are 35x15x2 mm (height x width x deep)

Try a photograph with a figure next to it.

The roof looks fine, my concern is that the windows are a bit too high up the wall, but that is difficult to judge without a figure for scaling.

I'll upload a photo to show the scale.

A couple of thoughts ...
- maybe apply sand to the walls (simply coat walls with PVA and dip building in sand) to create a pebble dash or textured effect. That will also make the joins between floors a little less obvious.
- if you don't fancy pebbledash you could experiment with something like Tetrion to give a more textured effect. Whether you use sand or tetrion you will find that washes and dry brushing then bring out the effect.
- shutters should all be hinged on the same side of the window frame.
EC

Too late. All the shutters are glued and the walls painted.

- mount the building on a base, then you can put flower beds, wood pile, whatever around the edge.

This seems a good idea. I'll add some propaganda posters if I'll find someone.

Offline cromojaro

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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2018, 02:49:18 PM »
One house with Lt. Speirs from Warlords Games.

« Last Edit: May 12, 2018, 08:32:36 AM by cromojaro »

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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2018, 04:05:36 PM »
That makes the windows and doors look reasonable.

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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2018, 05:17:22 PM »
Brilliant stuff  :D :D 8) 8)

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Re: Normandy houses
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2018, 06:08:24 PM »
Nice work so far
I think your houses would look a lot better with a bit of weathering, you don't see houses all a uniform colour, I don't know if it true but when I build houses the tops of the windows and doors are the same height.