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France 1944 Gatehouse
cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 09:04 PM UTC
Well lets see where this goes ?
Starting with the front facade .
Ref. pics.









Is this a difficulty , thinking , execution factor problem , ..... does a .......

Dioramartin
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 11:52 PM UTC
What the…I thought for a second those were photos of your build so when I realised they weren’t the bear said it for me. Anyhow you can’t just throw those bits on the workbench without telling me/us what they are, you got a doody man! Great start though
cheyenne
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 12:08 AM UTC
LOL , doody , I see what you did there .....

The plaster architectural stuff is from Dioramadebris molds .
Block , fancy round stuff , rectangular slate roof tiles I'm using for the wall block .
Doors and windows are from the Miniart building accessory kit .
Don't know where the bear came from .........
Dioramartin
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 12:32 AM UTC
Maybe I need an earlier night, didn’t notice you’d already posted those shots on the conservatory thread until just now Thanks for the notes, reason I asked was I thought you might have been casting your own. Let's just be grateful it wasn’t a bear in the air
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 01:29 AM UTC
OK,some of the mystery has been revealed concerning the shapes in that gatehouse. Nice solutions !
J
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Posted: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 01:38 AM UTC
Once again, you're off with a great start. Will you also do the interror, or only the outside?
G-man69
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Posted: Monday, July 27, 2020 - 01:19 AM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

Nearly missed this one, definitely one I'm looking forward to following, .

Cheers, ,

G
cheyenne
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Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 09:16 AM UTC
Thanks Tim , JR , Erwin and the G man !!
Front facade done , sept for weathering .
All dioramadebris and Hirstarts molds , some of my own stuff and Miniart doors .

















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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 02:07 AM UTC
That is really something man! Great stuff! I assume the "dagger of death" we see over on the right is used if a project does not meet your standards?
J
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Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 04:17 AM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

Truly outstanding work, this elevation is coming together a treat, .

Will you be constructing all four elevations on this one?

Cheers, ,

G
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:10 PM UTC
cheyenne
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 02:38 AM UTC
JR , G , Piet , thanks guys !!

Finished the front , right hand side and in progress on the long left hand side .
The front facade and right side will be street level .
The left side will drop down to the reflection pool , greenhouse base level .













jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 08:10 AM UTC
Always cool to see the architectural embellishments that you source.
This will really fit well with your greenhouse.
J
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 02:11 PM UTC
There you go again! Leavin us all in the "dust" when it comes to imagination, I just don't get it, HA! Flippin impressive, Ma Brotha!

I've got this dog pegged for watch, gee wiz,..........

Honestly Bro, do you ever come up for air!!! Bahahhaaaaaaaaaaa! I love it to the empth degreeeeeeeeeeee!

The inspiration alone is worth admission Cheyenne, it's awesome.
Dioramartin
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 11:12 PM UTC
Top quality rustication goin’ on bro, & I was just suppressing an evil cackle when I looked again at the real thing’s roof
cheyenne
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 11:21 PM UTC
Thanks JR means a lot !!
Broski , thanks man , love your work over on TL with the bike , how bout postin it here ?
Tim , yeah go ahead and laugh , lookin at that roof and thinkin about replicating it makes me feel shrunk up like I just got outta the pool . What do you think the roofing is , small slate tiles ?
Dioramartin
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 11:33 PM UTC
Morning Glenn I forgot you’re an early riser – 9.30pm here. Yeah I just asked Ski the same thing in my thread, so it’s on Tracklinks? As for the roof I think the technical term is shingles, something else I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy
cheyenne
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 11:42 PM UTC
Yeah check TL , Ski's work is fantastic !!
The real ref pics are of a French gatehouse circa late 1700's I believe .
So chances are the roof has been redone many times .
Kinda looks like small slate to me ?
If you look closely the gatehouse is actually two different structures . The one has a brick chimney on what looks like an attached building behind the one gatehouse . The other pic is different . When researching this the gatehouses stand on oppisite sides of a long wall fronting the chateau grounds .
Dioramartin
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 11:57 PM UTC
OK yep small slates, wooden shingles would be pretty unlikely. Maybe the chimneyed house was lived in by a staffer & the other was just for symmetry, except that one has flower boxes suggesting also inhabited. Do you know where this place is in France?
cheyenne
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:17 AM UTC
North eastern France , chateau De Champlatreux
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:35 AM UTC
Nice place looks like my weekender – you could always put the stables in the background, they’ve got the same funky roof line:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/simmons_tx/8298708326

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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:49 AM UTC
Funny guy , I actually thought about the stables but they're too big !!


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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 01:06 AM UTC
See what you mean - that link I posted must be mis-titled, I reckon it's the garden shed.
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 02:37 AM UTC
Really nice .
love the new wall part (White plaster ) with ornaments
If you don't like doing the slate shingle's
you could do zinc roofing as seen on many 19th century French building.


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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 03:31 AM UTC
Hi Cheyenne,

Truly draw-dropping work, and an inspiration to all architectural modellers, .

Cheers, ,

G