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Author Topic: L'esprit de Lavaux  (Read 4711 times)

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #150 on: November 12, 2018, 04:06:08 PM »
The first layer of grassy stuff on the Vineyard side of the layout ...





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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #151 on: December 14, 2018, 06:25:08 AM »
Just a short update to show I'm still here!

Have put up the line side walls at Lavaux, with steps for emergency escape! Wondering how to 'hide' the joins between the plastic-card strips!?  :hmmm:


On the other side, the stalls and some seating benches are out getting ready for Market Day.


Thanks to Tank et al for getting the forum back up and running ... including the Gallery!  :claphappy:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #152 on: December 14, 2018, 07:03:27 AM »
Just looked at this after a while... looking spot on!  :thumbsup:  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #153 on: December 14, 2018, 07:42:30 AM »
Looking good.  :thumbsup:

Some strategically placed greenery (ivy, bushes) to mask the joins?

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #154 on: December 14, 2018, 07:55:13 AM »
Hi GreyWolf,

Very nice.

Agree with Keith re greenery or some buttresses but not sure if you can buy just buttresses.

Who makes and where did you get the market stalls please?

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #155 on: December 14, 2018, 08:05:09 AM »
Yes, strategically placed greenery should hide the joins.
Or, as an alternative, a very thin smearing of plaster or grouting over the join which you then dry brush over will also work well. Or, of course, a combination of both.
Or......you could use coffee stirrers to represent either wooden posts or small buttresses. You can scribe (with a razor saw) the rough shape of stone blocks before painting.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #156 on: December 14, 2018, 08:34:39 AM »
It would be extremely rare to find a wall as big as that without supporting pillars,  just glue pillars of brick or stone to cover the joins, then space dummy ones along the wall to match.

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #157 on: December 14, 2018, 03:08:44 PM »
Quote from: keithbythe sea
Some strategically placed greenery (ivy, bushes) to mask the joins?
Quote from: weave
Agree with Keith re greenery or some buttresses but not sure if you can buy just buttresses.
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Yes, strategically placed greenery should hide the joins. Or, as an alternative, a very thin smearing of plaster or grouting over the join which you then dry brush over will also work well. Or, of course, a combination of both. Or......you could use coffee stirrers to represent either wooden posts or small buttresses. You can scribe (with a razor saw) the rough shape of stone blocks before painting.
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It would be extremely rare to find a wall as big as that without supporting pillars, just glue pillars of brick or stone to cover the joins, then space dummy ones along the wall to match.

Thanks all for the ideas ... I'm liking the buttresses/support pillars including dummy ones; I have some wall effect card that might work ... then apply some weathering and some strategic greenery! Do have quite a stretch of wall to go over.


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Who makes and where did you get the market stalls, please?

Hi Weave ... these are Metcalfe models from their "mini" range. I didn't like how the "stall goods" lay flat so I used some small cuttings to make a tilted board that they could sit on.
https://www.metcalfemodels.com/product/pn830-n-scale-market-stalls/
https://www.metcalfemodels.com/product/pn810-n-scale-picnic-tables/


Cheers  :beers:
« Last Edit: December 14, 2018, 03:14:22 PM by GreyWolf »

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #158 on: January 18, 2019, 04:30:55 PM »
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!  :D

A few photos of one of my Chrissy Presies: A Faller Church in a (sort of) Swiss way.







It needs a bit of weathering and will probably go on the Lavaux Vines side of the layout.

Wishing you all a great modeling 2019 ... Cheers  :beers:

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #159 on: January 18, 2019, 06:58:49 PM »
Bonne année à tous à Genève.

I worked a couple of times in Geneva in the 1980's (Palexpo). Your model of the church is very like the real one at Meyrin as I remember?


Alec.



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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #160 on: Yesterday at 07:20:56 AM »
Update to show a little work on the layout, and to try out some video editing software I downloaded.



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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #161 on: Yesterday at 10:01:27 AM »
All looks good, but the pale blue text is sometimes difficult to make out against the background. The switch to white and then yellow worked better for the vid.

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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #162 on: Yesterday at 10:24:54 AM »
A very professional video presentation.
And the walls look good with the retaining pillars. It’s all progressing nicely.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: L'esprit de Lavaux
« Reply #163 on: Yesterday at 08:21:42 PM »
Splendid; thank you.

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