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Posted by Ochoin on 28 Sep 2021, 10:53

The mdf church I designed & painted:

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A reasonable effort that will appear from my ECW games to WW2.

donald
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Ochoin  Scotland
 
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Posted by Minuteman on 28 Sep 2021, 11:06

A fine example of scratch-building in mdf, well done donald!

What tool do you find works best to cut this material, especially for those large and impressively-shaped church windows...not to mention the intricate window inserts?
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Posted by Ochoin on 28 Sep 2021, 11:31

Minuteman wrote:A fine example of scratch-building in mdf, well done donald!
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You mistake my abilities.

The process was I designed it on paper - based on an existing church in Normandy & scaled it down to 1/76.

I then took the design & measurements to a small chap who owns a laser cutter. He cut the pieces out and then, somewhat annoyingly, assembled it.

The problem was my plan to install "stained glass" (photocopied transparencies) came to nought because I couldn't get inside to glue them on. To disassemble it would have certainly ended in breakage.

C'est la guerre. It's a wargaming model.

donald

Base coat was a dark granite grey, nuln oil wash than extensive dry-brushing using a light, sea grey. The base was the usual dry-brushed coarse sand. The doors (& the floor on the top of the tower you cannot see) was etched by the machine so I masked them off then later put a sepia wash on them.
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Posted by Graeme on 01 Oct 2021, 07:49

Nice church, the traceries in the tower look great.

Pity about the windows, if you cut holes in the base could you fit the stained glass from below?
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Posted by Ochoin on 01 Oct 2021, 13:12

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Doesn't look too bad?

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Posted by Kekso on 01 Oct 2021, 13:53

Awesome job
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Posted by OwenChpw on 02 Oct 2021, 01:17

What a realistic building, great setup!
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