Cathédrale de Reims, L'Instant Durable

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  1. fluthecrank

    fluthecrank Member

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    Dear Friends,

    today I preset you a new genre of card modeling ( at least forme).

    The cathédrale de Reims.

    As an introduction I willshow some pics of the built :

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    best FLU
  2. cgutzmer

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    Super so far! Looks to be a great quality print :)
    Chris
  3. rowiac

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    Very nice so far. I'm looking forward to the rest of this build. I remember seeing the L'Instant Durable kits the last time I was in France several years ago. I hadn't started cardmodeling yet, and ever since I've been kicking myself for not buying one or two of them.

    Roger
  4. SCEtoAux

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    Looks like it will be a very nice looking building. That company seems to offer some very good models.
  5. fluthecrank

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    next pics

    Dear friends,

    I see, you want more......:thumb:.

    The kit is indead nice, the print is very good, the paper is a bit glossy and everything fits so well.
    But, in a special way it´s rather difficult. Because of the big parts and sections a small inaccuracy has tremendous consequences. ..........

    O.K. guys here some further pictures.....

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    western facade and towers.......
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    @cgutzmer: Hi chris, nice to meet you here in the architecture section.....:wave::wave::wave::wave:



    best regrads FLU
  6. fluthecrank

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    sorry, forgot the last pic.....................

    here it is.............flu

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  7. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

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    Wow - that looks very challenging. Getting all those right angles lined up and avoiding any warping should be fun. It does not look like it has a lot of internal support or formers.
  8. fluthecrank

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    next steps

    Dear friends,

    meanwhile I wasn`t lazy, I built the western portal and many details......

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    and mounted......
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    best FLU
  9. fluthecrank

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    some parts later.......

    Dear friends,

    meanwhile I began the side aisles.......just have a look...


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    best Flu
  10. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

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    A most impessive build of an impressive model. Your work sir is exquisite as always. Beautiful!!

    Elliott
  11. cgutzmer

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    Specatcular! The printed graphics are so good that it looks like you built them individually like the way the wall taper in down to the doors - all those little printed details :)
    Chris
  12. fluthecrank

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    towers of the transepts......

    Dear friends,

    just have a look at my work, made during a foggy and cold afternoon..........

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    Everything fits well, but its difficult to fit more than one right angle together...........I´m satisfied so far

    best regards FLU
  13. fluthecrank

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    ......

    Hi folks,

    I realy feel the weight of the bricks and blocks........:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

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    best FLU
  14. dansls1

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    This is coming together very nicely!
  15. cbg

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    Flu,

    Unglaubliches Modell! I have seen only one cathedral in my lifetime (Kolner Dom), but Rheims would be a real treat. Will you make a little paper man to give it scale when finished?

    Best for the holidays,
    cbg
  16. fluthecrank

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    the side chappels............

    Hi folks,

    the portals of the transept arms are finished meanwhile.
    Next steps today were the side chappels and roof.

    I doubled the ceiling is doubled with cardboard. Inside the cathedral are a lot of formers to give more stiffness, especially for assembling.

    Although there are some gaps, next building will be better..........

    But just have a look...........

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    the side chappels

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    and the first roof part.......
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    so long guys

    best FLU

    and a merry rest of christmas..........
  17. gippolot

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    Merry Christmas (belatedly) and a happy New Year Flu.

    This is a beautiful build of a most amazing building. Congrats' for showing to us. :wave:

    Andrew
  18. fluthecrank

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    some parts ahead.......

    Hi friends,

    thank`s for the kind comments...........just have a look at the next parts........


    FLU

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  19. fluthecrank

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    status of the cathedral to the turn of the year......

    Dear Friends,

    thank`s for all kind comments...........

    Here is the status of the model to the turn of the year. The side chapels are completed.

    The only parts to completion are the central aisle abutments.

    Hopefully you enjoy the pics.

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    best regards and a happy new year

    Frank :thumb:
  20. Art Decko

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    Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your photos and commentary!