Studnia Kazimierska

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  1. eatcrow2

    eatcrow2 Member

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    Decided to take a break from ship building, and start on this model that I've had for awhile.. A 1/25 scale Historical Polish Well located in the village of Kazimierz. A Renova model designed by Marcin Kudelski. Beautiful graphics, and great step by step diagrams for each stage of the build. Also comes with a nice full page watercolor of the cover picture suitable for framing.

    Here's pictures of the cover, plus a side view of the innards.
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    Have glued up the main base on some 1.5 mm stock.
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  2. eatcrow2

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    The next step is the secondary base the well sits on.. I didn't like the look of the grate with just the black color for the inside, So I cut out the squares.. On the main base below where the grate sits, I've painted black and covered with a piece of clear acetate. Hard to tell in the photos, but when you look down between the openings you get a nice reflection off the acetate. Looks like water to me..;-)

    Grate before cutting..
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    After..
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    Clear acetate glued over the black..
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    Showing the back of the base where I used bass wood and scrape card to add strength to the bottom..
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    Finished base...
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  3. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

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    Finally!
    It's been a while since there was an actual build thread in the architectural section.
    I like your idea for a better drain, nice little kit bash there, Peter!

    I never did buy this one because it didn't look like much but if I've learned one thing about commercial kits it's don't judge a model by it's cover.
    Heck, sometimes the color of the model is nothing like what is shown on the cover.
    Anyway, I'm glad you chose this one as I have been wondering what it really looks like for quite some time now.
    I'll be following this build closely and as always, waiting for more updates.:twisted:

    Russell
  4. milenio3

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    Feeling like different kind of winds.

    Keep it coming!
  5. eatcrow2

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    well sides

    Thanks Russell ... Yes the coloring on this is like nothing on the cover..;-) The graphics and build diagrams are first class.. I think this was released as a limited addition??

    Next up was building the body of the well.. As I wanted to fill the void with silica sand for weight and bulk, I beefed up the parts .. Top & bottom of 1mm, and the side piece on scrap card stock. Adjusted my formers to allow for the extra thickness.. Once the sand was added, I just glued the center cutout back in place..

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    Looking good!...how come I'm thirsty?
  7. eatcrow2

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    troughs/scuppers

    Added the troughs/scuppers (not sure what to call these). Built, then shaded/weathered them with pastel chalks. The metal strap didn't look right without rivets or bolts, so I added a couple using small drops of glue. Shading when dry.

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    Finished and weathered..
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    Showing rivet detail..
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    Glued onto the well..
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    Excellent detailing Peter! It shore enough looks real!
  9. eatcrow2

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    Thanks.. I think half the fun in modeling, is adding your own little touches...

    Next set of photos show the covering for the well.. I thought there was not enough contrast between the slats, so I scored between them.. weathered with different shades of pastels.. light spray of "Future" to seal the colors. Excellent fit so far of all the parts.

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  10. eatcrow2

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    cupola

    Added the cupola to the top of the roof, and then glued the well to it's base..

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    attached to the roof and shaded/weathered with pastels..
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    well glued to the base...
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    I must say that your added touches to the model make it look very good. Who would think that such a simple looking design could turn out so well. Again, I show pictures of this to people and they find it hard to believe that it is basically a model made of paper. Well done!:yep:
  12. eatcrow2

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    Doug... Thanks for the nice comments.
    Next up was building the smaller pump. After assembly, it was painted flat black, and then when dry, weathered and
    shaded till I had what I thought was a metal like appearance.

    After painting and weathering.
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    Added to the well..
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    Metal like appearance? It looks like you USED real metal!
    C'mon Peter, you're making some of us look bad...keep it up!
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    Great job, Peter! Now if you can just get some water flowing... :grin:

    Chris
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    Another superb model of an unusual subject, but then again I would not expect anything else from the “Crow”

    Now back to work on the “Nina”

    Jim
  16. Jim Nunn

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    Oop’s I just realized that you have to build the well cover. In that case I’ll wait for the “Nina”

    Jim
  17. eatcrow2

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    large pump

    Thanks Chris & Jim.. Jim always good to hear from you.

    Next up was adding the large pump. Photos show the different steps I took to get a finish piece.. Also added a little bit of "green" around the bottom of the well. Never been around anything that was putting out water that didn't have a little green coming out some crack somewhere..;-)

    Making the parts..
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    Painted black.. no weathering.
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    Assembled with weathering & shading..
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    Installed in the well..
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  18. Elliott

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    Hi Peter,

    Marvelous work as always. I'm curious...what is the purpose behind the two cords tied around the large pump spout? I'm sure there is a logical reason for it, just can't think of what it is at the moment.

    I remember some absolutely exquisite fish you did on the old Smartgroups list. Do you remember what site you got them from?

    Regards,

    Elliott
  19. eatcrow2

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    Hello Elliott..

    The cords were my experiment on making the two metal rings that go around the spigot. Coated with glue and painted and shaded they look ok (I think <G>). Was trying something else other than wire..

    I think you might mean these fish here..
    http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=2426538&uid=134202&members=1

    Was so long ago, that I'm clueless (in more ways than one) as to where I got them?? Maybe someone else will remember..
  20. eatcrow2

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    post & beams

    Not much in the way of progress at the moment.. Started putting together the post and beams that will hold up the roof...

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