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Offline Sangennaru

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Tibetan Project
« on: May 27, 2022, 01:08:14 PM »
Well, Here I am again, yet with another project while keeping all the others up and running.
Since my latest trip to the Ganzi/Garze region of China I've collected plenty of references and pictures of the intricate yet frugal architecture of the region.
While most of the "traditional" buildings are made in interlaced tree trunks, the truly old ones generally have a lot more plastered areas around.

I kept all of this in the backburner for quite some times, but recently with my partner we decided to take the plunge - and we made a first page of concepts, starting from memory + google + my own sketches taken while there.



From there I knew where to go: the windows are by far the most prominent feature of these buildings, and the one that would then define the gauge for the other details. After a couple of iterations on Sketchup we came up with some satisfying results:



... and printed:


The idea is to "fit" the windows into slots into the core of the building, which will be done in XPS. The plastering of those walls makes them rounded and soft, and the XPS is perfect for that.



Here's a first test. We're planning to make the windows a lot more colourful, and possibly add some touches of paint to the walls as well. For now, I'm calling this a success.

Very excited about the project, we'll try to keep the thread updated!

Cheers,
Jack

EDIT: Anyone would recommend some good quality tibetan models? Peasants and such, or characters. The Copplestone ones are pretty bad, honestly, and lazily posed. I'd love to have something slightly higher quality, even 3D files would do (yes, i'm THAT desperate. I generally never print 28mm figures)
« Last Edit: June 01, 2022, 08:44:47 AM by Sangennaru »

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2022, 04:15:32 PM »
Waaaaawwwwwww NICE WINDOWS!


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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2022, 08:24:19 PM »
Wow  8) 8) fantastic

Really hope you manage to keep the thread updated

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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2022, 12:20:13 AM »
This looks like a greta project! I think that the crispness of the windows works perfectly with the more rounded architecture. I am looking forward to your continued work.
Got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.

Offline beefcake

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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2022, 01:25:52 AM »
Wow, that looks great. Can't wait to see the progress on this!


Offline FierceKitty

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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2022, 01:49:44 AM »
Mmm, yes. I hope you go into commercial production.
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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2022, 04:59:03 AM »
Yes to ALL that the others have said.  :-* :-* :-*

Offline Von Stroheim

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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2022, 11:25:56 AM »
I thought  the Copplestone Figures are pretty good especially the cavalry. The poses of the Matchlockmen could have been more varied though.

Offline Sangennaru

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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2022, 12:17:15 PM »
Thank you all! We're gonna start with the building over the weekend, updates soon! :)

I thought  the Copplestone Figures are pretty good especially the cavalry. The poses of the Matchlockmen could have been more varied though.
The cavalry is indeed a lot better, but since we're planning to work on this project for a more pulp-alley-ish kind of games, i don't think i have use for that.
I would love to find peasants, some personalities and possibly some yaks (the copplestone ones are a good option for sure).

Offline Sangennaru

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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2022, 04:33:16 PM »
The build has started!





We're now planning where to put all the windows, then the plastering can start!

Offline Rogerc

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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2022, 04:38:04 PM »
Look forward to watching this develop, Cracking stuff so far.
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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2022, 06:56:10 PM »
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Look forward to watching this develop, Cracking stuff so far.

Plus one to that. :-*

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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2022, 07:03:53 PM »
As always, I admire the ambition and respect the craftsmanship Sir

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Offline WuZhuiQiu

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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2022, 07:36:05 PM »
Amazing!

May I ask when you were able to visit? I was last there in 2011

Offline Emir of Askaristan

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Re: Tibetan Houses
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2022, 05:49:43 AM »
I like your drawings as much as I'm going to like the finished article.

Lovely work.


 

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