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Author Topic: Pathan watchtower *03.08.14 Complete! Picture heavy*  (Read 23697 times)

Offline jamesmanto

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Re: Pathan watchtower
« Reply #15 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.  ;)

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Re: Pathan watchtower
« Reply #16 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

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Re: Pathan watchtower
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2014, 06:30:48 AM »
Phah!

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Re: Pathan watchtower
« Reply #18 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.




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.

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James

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Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2014, 01:44:38 PM »
Hmmm...

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

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Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
« Reply #20 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.

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James

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Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
« Reply #21 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!

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Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
« Reply #22 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  :)



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

cheers

James

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Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2014, 02:53:59 PM »

Bibbles. Not. Need. Door.
 :D

Bibbles. Make. Own. Door.
 :D





Git!
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Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2014, 05:51:55 PM »
You, Sir, are an artist !!

Love the 'random' stonework.
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Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work started*
« Reply #25 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




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

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James

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Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work painted*
« Reply #26 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.  ;)

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Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work painted*
« Reply #27 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.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2014, 08:18:25 PM by Elk101 »

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work painted*
« Reply #28 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

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Re: Pathan watchtower *31.05.14 stone work painted*
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2014, 07:53:30 PM »
I think it looks great
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