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Ruined buildings and city scenes.
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Church belfry
edoardo
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Milano, Italy
Joined: November 30, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 05:04 PM UTC
beautiful update as always!
make sure to overlap a bit the tiles on the hedge!
ciao
edo
Dioramartin
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New South Wales, Australia
Joined: May 04, 2016
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:40 AM UTC
Those understated cracked ones just elevate this…through the roof. Superb craftsmanship as usual
jrutman
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: April 10, 2011
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Posted: Friday, June 15, 2018 - 01:37 AM UTC
Very very nice. Perfect color as well IMHO,
J
cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 05, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 07:57 AM UTC
Edoardo , Tim , Jerry , thanks guys .
I swear I'm seeing these tiles in my sleep !!!

































































jrutman
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 01:17 AM UTC
Nice work as usual. The colors,once again,are spot on IMHO,
J
maartenboersma
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: October 10, 2010
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:44 AM UTC
Dioramartin
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New South Wales, Australia
Joined: May 04, 2016
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Posted: Monday, July 16, 2018 - 03:22 AM UTC
Superb progress, in those close-ups it looks indistinguishable from the real thing which is the highest compliment I can come up with. Structural query - will the upper & middle storeys be resting on masonry/flagstone floors? Hope you’re getting over the tile-o-mania
jacuin
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Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Joined: October 19, 2009
KitMaker: 37 posts
Armorama: 36 posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 08:05 AM UTC

Our fantastic job
Everything was handmade ???
Or have you bought it ready ???
Congratulations on the assembly.
Big hug
cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 05, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 08:54 PM UTC
Jerry , Maarten , thanks guys .
Tim thanks man , the flooring is cut stone , the middle floor is weathered but I need to dust and powder the top deck .
Everton thanks man , everything is hand made except the bells and some bits of chain .
TanksForTheMemory
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: August 31, 2016
KitMaker: 33 posts
Armorama: 31 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 10:58 AM UTC
Very nicely done... it turns out that we have both been working on a belfry in 1/35.

Mine is very definitely in Italy. The bells were a pain to find - until I thought to look on ship modelling websites.

And don't start me on the tiles (mine are cast in terracotta plaster, although most of them, thankfully, not by me!)

cheyenne
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 09:25 PM UTC
Thanks Tim , unfortunately my roof tiles are cast by me with a mold made by dioramadebris where I can only cast nine tiles at a time , then they need to be shaped with a file as the mold is for cap/ridge tiles .
I love dioramadebris products [ just a customer ] and a lot of their molds were used in the build along with scratch built everything except the bells . I found mine at Michaels craft store .

Oh and good luck getting to Telford .
TanksForTheMemory
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: August 31, 2016
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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018 - 10:32 AM UTC
Thanks Cheyenne.

Only time will tell if I make it in time for Telford - but that's my aim!

I also used Diorama Debris roof tiles moulds. The one you used for your ridge tiles and this one for the rest:

1:35 Scale Spanish Barrel Roof Tiles Mould (1350047)

To my knowledge, this is the only way to make these tiles in the authentic manner out of real terracotta plaster. I tried one of these moulds and, after a bit of practice, it worked very well. But it was very time-consuming. By a stroke of luck I happened to mention my dilemma to someone at a model show and - hey presto! - he came up with a supply of ready-cast tiles (I believe made from the same moulds) at a very reasonable price. Let's just say that I was a very lucky guy because - as you will already know - I needed hundreds of the things..!

Having said that, I think that your decision to use the ridge tiles (albeit slightly pared down) makes sense because a) that way you use less and b) they look more 'in scale' for your (huge) size of church.

I look forward to you finishing your wonderful project as well...