The Knoll gatehouse

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  1. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

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    Ray Keim has released the second model from his excellent Knoll story last week (http://www.the-knoll.raykeim.com/index.html). I have spent several days studying the model and what I'm going to do with it. Well, because it's me I'm building it at as near to 1:18 as I can figure. After a daunting trip to Kinkos I was quoted $270 to have them print it up at that scale. So I am printing on my God awful HP D110 and piecing the tiles together. I am cheating with foam core support. I'm also trying to figure out some special effects. Enjoy!

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  2. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    $270.00? It sounds like someone there was trying to rip you off.
    I would have go else where to get another quote.

    I am looking forward to another one of your Halloween builds.
    I will be following this thread.
  3. zathros

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  4. ASC Mclaren

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    Zathro, an Epson large format printer is on my Christmas list, wait, it is my entire Christmas list. :mrgreen:
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    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Mine works great. When you get it, I can tell you where to get O.E.M. ink at ridiculously inexpensive prices. :)
  6. sakrison

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    I found the Knoll site but can't find the link to the gatehouse.
  7. ASC Mclaren

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    You have to explore the site to find the two models that have been released. The links are hidden on the pages.
  8. ASC Mclaren

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    A bit of progress:

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    That really is coming out nice. I wish I knew how to read, I'd get me some of these models!! :)

    p.s. On a note of interest, I had not used my Epson Workforce 1100 for a few months which caused the ink to dry on the heads, the bane of all printers. Rather than waste ink in the useless printer cleaning, I just serviced the whole machine, filling each cartridge and flushing the heads with the cleaner. It took 45 minutes, I did not rush it. It prints beautifully again. :)
  12. ASC Mclaren

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    No reading required, just fish around the image until your cursor shows a link. I have had some issues with the resize, relating to the roof lines. At this scale, I would recommend removing the roof parts, build up the gate house, join the roof parts separately, then fixing them to the model. I've also run across an issue with the portcullis, if aligned at the roof the part is too short. I noticed this on another build posted on Ray's facebook page. I'll detail both of my fixes soon.

    Zathros, you're making me very jealous of your printer!
  13. ASC Mclaren

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    Almost finished! A few more pictures. In them you can see the gap that developed in the roof joint and my fix. You can also see the gap in the facade and my fix. Both achieved using reprinted pages and parts with little modification.

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    That is really coming together quite well indeed!
  15. Rogerio Silva

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    Hey, that's really cool! Houses and architecture aren't my thing, but this one is really good. Good job!
  16. Mr Marbles

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    The extra depth added by using that foam core is great. Especially around the burned out areas. Ray makes some fantastic models and I can't wait to see what he comes up with next in this series.
  17. ASC Mclaren

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    Thank you Rogerio and Mr. Marbles!
    Late last night I finished (maybe). I might add some some details later....

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  18. DanBKing

    DanBKing Dan the Man

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    Well, with the last photo you posted, no need for details... It looks like it comes out of a movie set already.....:thumb:

    Nice work!
  19. ASC Mclaren

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    DBK, you are too kind!
  20. Oliver Bizer

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    They looks very COOL!
    I like it very much!