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Old 04-16-2021, 03:02 PM
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Old Czech House

Oft has been the time I've admired the work of others here (you know who you are) who have posted pictures of models from the Czech children's magazine ABC. So as I have a small stack of the magazines I thought I'd have a go and see how it went. I picked up a copy at random - no.3, 1987 since you ask - and made a start on the first model I came across. Which happened to be this old house. I'm assuming that it's a farmhouse as there seems to be plenty of storage space on the ground floor, but a lack of big enough entry points on this level for machinery or livestock suggests that the house attends a farm for crops of some sort. Vines? Perhaps a friendly Czech speaker can translate the legend on the back for me.

The parts are mostly quite small and they were crammed like sardines all over the pages so quite a bit of forward thinking was required before I got my head round it, despite the excellent diagrams. It turned out to be a joy to do. The base measures 15.5 x 10.5 cm. Oh, and the gated fence is a diorams accessory found in the same issue.
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Looks nice.
From what I have been able to find that legend reads "cottage from the Jizera Mountains"
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Such a cute little thing. Did you build from the magazine, or did you scan and print? The colors look very good
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Nice little country house and definitely small... with tiny pieces. Good job
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The ABC vernacular architecture buildings by Richard Vyškovský and Pavel Blech are probably my all time favourite models.

Have one on the workbench at the moment!

I have not built this one - looks like a lovely little model. Well done with a nice clean and neat build, that does the artwork justice.
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Lovely building, Philip. I like the small details.
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Glad to see you all. It's always great to have visitors.

Doug: Translation looks good to me. Do you have a knowledge of Czech?

V_K. I built from the original pages. The paper used had a different, more fibrous, texture than I was used to, and I had to change blades more frequently. Drat.

asettico: You're right - it's the small details that make it. I can imagine a hot summer's day, sitting on that bench in the shade of that tree. I'm beginning to wish I lived there myself...
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Philip, no knowledge of Czech. I ran it through an online translator.
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I still remember my first ABC model - a Tyrell racing car - a nice person I know gave me the kit. Back then the paper was quite bad.

The more modern kits are much better although I don't like the trees. I have been known to swap them for minibox trees.

A neat build as always.

Somewhere in the back of my mind I think your wife won a prize for a Czech farm?

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