Kesseldorf in the snow

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Kesseldorf in the snow

Post by nevermore » Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:05 pm

These were made for the battle of Kesseldorf by Tony from our club, he also created frozen river sections and a fully covered 6ft by 22 ft snow game table to battle on, these two pictures and others are uploaded "On the Workbench " section.

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Post by Paul » Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:52 am

Very effective..what did he use for the walls and the snow?
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Post by nevermore » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:50 pm

Iasked him during the game about the snow on the roof ect...he says paint it white then get a bag of snow flakes from any model shop...if you don't paint it white it looks a yellow...the buildings are just cardboad but i will ask him white you used on the walls for the effect on this coming Monday.

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Post by Paul » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:41 pm

Thanks :) I´ve looked at the pics on the blog and zoomed them. The plaster effect looks very effective.
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Re: Kesseldorf in the snow

Post by Ross » Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:38 am

That's a lovely piece!

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Post by Admin Fella » Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:18 am

Lovely. :)

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Post by christo » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:15 pm

Great work

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Post by nevermore » Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:58 pm

Paul wrote:Very effective..what did he use for the walls and the snow?
From Tony

Creating a Village in heavy snow.

I wanted the villages to be dark monochrome and covered with a heavy fall of snow.

The village was built on a 12” x 12” hardboard base.

The buildings were made using Kellogs cereal box card which I like the best. Each building was first drawn out on the drawing board and all the windows, doors and fixing lugs were drawn on. The buildings was then cut out and glued together. All the walls were backed with a second layer of the same card and fixed with pva glue but solid without any openings. Reinforcing ribs of the same card was then glued within the building to add additional bracing to the walls.
Additional porches, window cills, arches, fences, walls etc to add interest were added all still made from card.
The walls were then painted with diluted PVA and covered with grit and allowed to dry. I use birdcage grit but fine railway ballast would be fine. This was then painted, in my case, dark grey and dry brushed light grey to give the effect I wanted. The windows and doors were all printed off the Internet, mostly from manufacturers catalogues, sized on the computer, cut out and glued in.
To create the snow effect all the roofs, window cills, bottom of door openings and any projections including the streets were painted with a mix of interior polyfiller and pva glue. This was painted white and a layer of Woodland Scenics soft flaked snow applied.

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Re: Kesseldorf in the snow

Post by Paul » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:24 am

Kellogs cereal box card :shock: No why didn´t I think of that...way better than foam core or balsawood...Thanks for the explanation :D :D :D
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