Kosciol Parafialny

Discussion in 'Architecture Models' started by Amazyah, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    WOW! those windows really do pop with that white backing - who needs lights!

    Great work Russell!
    Chris
  2. romfolmar

    romfolmar New Member

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    An excellent kit from a company that doesn't do buildings.
    And a super job you are doing with it.
    Cary on my good man Russell cary on.
  3. Steve Shaw

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    That sure is a nice looking model, you must have a really sharp knife.
    Did the paint come with the kit or did you have to match that up yourself?
    And thanks for posting your build; it’s nice to see how different models are
    constructed, gives me lots of new ideas.

    Thanks
    Steve
  4. Fozzy The Bear

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    Nice model work Russell. What would look really spectacular with this model would be to put a high intensity LED light in the void behind each window. So that when they're powered up it looks like the lights are on in the church. It would really make those window transparencies pop!

    Best Regards,
    Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
  5. Amazyah

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    Before we move on, I wanted to mention the front stained glass windows as they are a little different than the rest.
    While all the rest of the windows are one piece, the front windows are two layers.
    Here is a picture showing the two pieces on the left and then layered on the right.

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    I'm not sure why they did this instead of just printing the lines on the blue part as I don't read Polish. I just thought I would mention it just because it's different and I really like this picture for some reason.:twisted:

    Next part is a small room off the back side addition.
    I suspect this is a service entrance or maybe the office as it is small and in the rear...

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    and just before assembly...

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    Before installation of the office area we need to fabricate a couple buttress' which the office is built off of and between.
    Because of this I believe this office area was a later addition after the initial construction.

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    And after installation, you can see what I am talking about...

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    As I was building the church, things that are just slightly off dimension tend to multiply toward the end and this is evident in the gray markings for where the stairs go. You can see that the stairs don't line up with the door.
    I figured, when I am adding finishing touches, I will put a small bush in the corner to hide that little gray area.

    More later, I'm off to a doctors appointment and will be back with an update later..
    Thanks for stopping in....

    Russell
  6. cgutzmer

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    Thanks for the pics Russell. Always good to get those little insider tips too :)
    Chris
  7. Amazyah

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    Thanks for all the comments guys!
    This is a great looking building, but like most models, looks even better in person!

    @Steve, I started out using an excel blade but about halfway through I had received an order for scalpel blades that I bought off of EBay.
    100 scalpels cost about the same as a 15 pack of excel blades, so you can't go wrong with them and boy are they sharp!

    As far as the paint goes, I just went down to Hobby Lobby, one of my local craft shops and I buy acrylic paint at 50-90 cents per 2oz bottle. For edge painting, gray usually works 90% of the time, so I just bought about a dozen different shades from light grey to dark.
    It takes a lot longer to paint the edges than any other method but I think the results are worth it.

    @ Julian, I had tried looking at these transparencies with light behind them and it just doesn't look good at all. I suspect a layer of opaque white paint on the back side might work. Giving just enough white to make the colors "Pop" out and still let light through.
    I have another copy of this church and I'm thinking about building it again, now that I know all this models little quirks and how to work around them.
    I'll play around with adjusting the formers to allow for lights and experiment around with the windows to see if I can achieve what I want.
    I suspect my next build will come out looking much better.

    Thanks again for all the comments guys!:mrgreen:

    Russell
  8. Fozzy The Bear

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    Ahhhh! OK I see the problem.... The trick with this one is to use the LED's to provide the light, and put a piece of drafting film, between the led and the window to act as a difuser. Works really well.

    Best Regards,
    Julian (Fozzy The Bear)
  9. Amazyah

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    Thanks Julian, yes that should work. I guess the colors are just not put on dark enough and the light is too powerful to make the windows look good.
    Drafting film should do the trick. Thanks!

    Russell
  10. Amazyah

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    Moving right along.
    Here is a picture of the office after I fabricated and installed the roof for it...

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    The roof for the main building starts off with a nearly 3mm thick multi-layer foundation...

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    I had made this part at the beginning of the model build.
    It was actually the very first parts to get cut out and laminated together.
    I then placed it under a large pile of books where it sat for nearly 3 weeks.
    Here is a shot down the length of it...pretty dang flat, eh?

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    This next shot is of this roofline base and the one that goes under the office roof.
    It is a pretty decent before and after shot of the sloppy paint job.:rolleyes:
    I was at a loss for what is wanted here. I am not sure if they intended the edge to be sanded at an angle or not.
    I figured with a dark grey paint job, it doesn't really matter as it sort of blends into the building and one doesn't notice it much.

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    I'll be back with more, later.
    Thanks for stopping in and looking!;)

    Russell
  11. josve

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    That is looking very good Russell!!
    Just having a day at home before we continue vacation :)
  12. Amazyah

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    Thanks Johnny!
    How is that vacation going? It just started too, didn't it!
    I've got you beat though, I've been on vacation for two and a half years now!
    You certainly have me beat with the great scenery and fishing though!
    Take us some pics while your out and about, relaxing with the family! I would love to see some of your wonderful adventures!

    Any modeling planned for vacation time?

    Russell
  13. Amazyah

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    Next, I fabricated a couple more buttresses for the office...

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    I changed no settings on the camera and suddenly after gluing the parts together, I am getting a totally different color.
    I can only blame it on the low light in my hobby room.

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    and the stairs are ready to be cut out and assembled...

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    Yes, they are small, that is a standard coloring pencil for scale...

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    Sorry for the blurry picture, my batteries were shot and I could not get another picture before painting.
    Here it is with all the fiddly bits installed on the office area...

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    When I was assembling the stair pieces, I just made them a little wider and they covered most of the gray area that was exposed to the left of the stairs.
    I think a small bush in that corner would look great.
    Well take a look at that at the end of the build.
    It all depends on what I can find at the Hobby store.

    I'll be back with more later...
    Thanks for stopping in and taking a look!

    Russell
  14. Amazyah

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    The stairs for the front entrance...

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    The sides of the stairs...

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    built...

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    Assembled...

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    Painted and installed...

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    More later...

    Russell
  15. Amazyah

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    Buttresses for the front entrance.
    I love these things, they seem to frame the view....

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    Assembled...

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    Installed, with shingles for caps as the finishing touch.
    I've included my hand in this shot for a little perspective on the size...

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    You can see, over to the right side of the entrance is the bulletin board, which I hung also.

    More later,
    Russell
  16. Amazyah

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    Then on to the roof! On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner Ooops, wrong story....

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    And the base or first story of the steeple...

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    Built up...

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    Installed...

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    This shot above, reminds me to invest in some task lighting...still not bad as the subject looks good in gloomy conditions it seems.

    Thanks for dropping by and taking a look! :mrgreen:

    Russell
  17. Amazyah

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    The next levels parts...

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    All together now...

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    Dem pieces that cover the holes in throof on each side of the steeple...

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    A little more prpared...

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    Everything installed...

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    Then I made some more of these guys...

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    And put them on the back portion of the church...

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    And thenI just got picture happy, so here are a couple more of the back end...

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    I nearly forgot, all these shingle caps needed to be cut out and painted also...




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    And one final, nice looking shot, taken before the caps were put on but I really like the lighting and the colors...

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    After that, I was in the mood for some more buttresses!
    They have to be scored first and there are still quite a few to go so I got started...

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    After a while, I started to feel like I was working on tank treads!

    More later...

    Russell
  18. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

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    looking good - very impressive
  19. cgutzmer

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    WOW! Its really coming together - great work russell :)
    Chris
  20. romfolmar

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    Good to see with every thing your doing you had time to work on the build also.
    Looking very good my man.