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Old 10-30-2021, 04:09 PM
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1:48 Scale Scratchbuilt House

Here is a typical late 19th century farm or ranch house, still inhabitable but in serious need of more whitewash and new roofing. I designed the model in 2-D CAD following typical construction practices and a very common basic floorplan.

The siding and trim art are from a modified photo of some boards. The roofing is from strips matte photo paper I ran through a custom corrugating tool.

The house consists of three kinds of paper. Every facet of the model is truly three dimensional; no "fool the eye" tricks. I custom cut and assembled all doors and windows. The only non-paper items are six pieces of wood to support the porch roof, a length of brass tubing for the smokejack, brass escutcheon pin doorknobs, and some kind of clear plastic window glazing.

Weathering is from powdered pastel chalks.

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Old 10-30-2021, 04:17 PM
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Old 10-30-2021, 07:14 PM
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Very nice build! Would you happen to have more to share? In-progress shots perhaps?

I think I know the corrugation tool. Not many of us use it on this forum but I know it's a thing in some other circles. The texture on the wall - is that really paper at all? I'd love to hear how it's done exactly.
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Old 10-31-2021, 12:44 PM
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I have no progress shots but would be happy to answer any specific questions you may have. The wall is an art paper called Lanaquarelle Cold Press. I embossed the joint lines to create a truly three dimensional effect. Other papers are Wausau ExactIndex and Strathmore Bristol (doors and windows). The approach differs from some structure models in that it strives for detail and realism rather than an overall impression. -- Russ
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Old 10-31-2021, 03:07 PM
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A glorious model, Russ.
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Beautiful textures on that model!

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Wow. Begs to be part of a diorama, or on a wargames table. More please 😊😊😊
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Good work. Throw some faded green paint on it and it would almost be a double for the house I lived in as a kid in Oklahoma in the 50's. It was build around 1900.
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You've achieved amazing realism with the model. Wonderful!
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Old 11-09-2021, 08:42 PM
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Thanks to all of you. I would guess any of you can build as well as I can and many are much more skillful. The realism comes from the choice and modification of the siding photo, scribing board joint lines to produce 3-D siding, and paying a laser guy to cut the door and window assemblies. -- Russ
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