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Arab village under construction

Posted by dykio on 27 Jan 2020, 20:12

Hi Guys,

As some of you might have seen i have painted some arabs and ffl some time ago.

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=23013&p=252453&hilit=ffl#p252453

Now after looking at the briljant houses of Bill and learning a lot of his method (thanks Bill !!):

http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=23069

i decided that my ffl and arabs needed a place to get together and talk about bennosfiguresforum. And i also decided to make them smaller then in the real world because my space isnt that big. And i made them a little bit fantasy like because so they have some more possibilities to use. Now no more talking but pictures !!

First some briljant drawnings :-D
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then a lot of gluing
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and…. more gluing
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the first lair of paint
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more paint and some balsa wood doors and windows
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and trying out the first lay out
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Next up the bases and some extra details.... to be continued
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Posted by MABO on 27 Jan 2020, 22:50

Very cool. Maybe you can show the result and the whole scene on the FIGZ in June?! :-D :yeah:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 28 Jan 2020, 07:37

Great work indeed and impressive results with a real ‘feel’ of the subject matter.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Wiking on 28 Jan 2020, 16:39

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Posted by Michael Robert on 28 Jan 2020, 18:00

Hi dykio,
I like your planning and your execution. It looks like a complete village or small town. Very good effect and efficiency.
Watching this with pleasure

Michael
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Jan 2020, 23:05

Hello dykio, my Forum friend, it has been so cool looking at what you`ve been up to.
Love the photographs... showing some good ideas put into practice that`s for sure.
A great fun filled display. :thumbup: It reminded me of Timbuctoo Mali. BB
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Posted by dykio on 30 Jan 2020, 12:06

Thanks guys and especially for Wiking :

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Ps. i am not to keen abous the base i made because it raised the house to much. So i will replace this for a thinner one.

Laterrrrr
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 30 Jan 2020, 20:16

I like very much the complete construction process from the initial designs to the final result. You have achieved a superb Arab village, even without being totally finished, dykio. :notworthy:

Congratulations. :thumbup:

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Posted by Wiking on 31 Jan 2020, 14:15

:yeah:
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Posted by lobo on 01 Feb 2020, 09:34

Congratulations for making that well done project¡
I´m always thinking about making an Arab Village…but only thinking…
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Posted by Beano Boy on 01 Feb 2020, 16:04

Those sand baked brick things,are rather cool, here on the Forum,and in reality too.
Well at least those that are still standing anyway. BB
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Posted by MABO on 02 Feb 2020, 08:42

lobo wrote:Congratulations for making that well done project¡
I´m always thinking about making an Arab Village…but only thinking…


Like me,...
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Posted by dykio on 21 Mar 2020, 18:09

hi guys,

well i have my own space back and thus more room for the hobby. And i Always find it nice after a lot of paintwork to do something different so it was back to may arabic village.

I did quite a lot alredy so here a the steps/pics :

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First i removed the bases....why?... wel i just didnt like them :-D . They were way to thich so i removed them and…..

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Replaced them for mdf bases which i then sanded and then glued the houses back on again, :yeah:

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Next i glued little rocks and thick paper on the bases.

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this picture shows it better . i just put different shapes and rocks wherever liked them.

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then time for dessert ! chocolate vanilla pudding with cream or...… just yellow and brown paint and whiteglue. this was then mixed with water and….

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the most expensive item of the whole project :drool: . Sand from het Scheveningse strand (just google it) :-D

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then i just started spreading this mixture over al the bases and...

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now the most difficult thing of all…. waiting for it to dry ;-)

Laterrrrrr
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Posted by Paul on 21 Mar 2020, 19:45

Interesting. You didn´t add PVA or such to the mixture? Just paint? Does it dry hard and stay stuck to the bases?
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Posted by dykio on 22 Mar 2020, 08:10

Hi Paul

''''then time for dessert ! chocolate vanilla pudding with cream or...… just yellow and brown paint and whiteglue. this was then mixed with water and….

i did use pva/woodglue/whiteglue to fix it al , and for those who hve never glued sand on a base dont be cheap with the glue so use enough otherwise it wil come off :yeah:

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Posted by C M Dodson on 22 Mar 2020, 09:25

Very nice work indeed.

I love working with natural materials whenever possible.

Your village is starting to get a real ‘feel’ about it.

Best wishes,

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Posted by dykio on 25 Mar 2020, 13:27

Thank you very much my friends. :yeah:

with al the bad things happening in the world at the moment it is good to have a hobby. I dont know how everybody else is getting trough the days but i try to focus at least a couple of hours a day on our hobby and block al the bad knews out of my head for a short period. This gives me some sort of peace in my head and also gives me the energy to put everything in perspective and not get (moore) depressed.

Well enough said here are some next steps

so this is how it looked after everything was dry
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next step was some heavy drybrushing
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now this is how it looked before the drybrush
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and this afterwards. I Always find it quite fascinating to see the difference
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and here the whole lot was drybrushed
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now since i have some more time i decided to make 2 more things. first a statue. Now this doesnt look quite arabic but who knows perhaps the whole village was once build by cristian Knights in the wholy land.... or perhps an old gondorian knight as an outpost in the far harad…. we will never know
and what i think is very usefull in the dessert is a waterwell.... i think people can get quite thirsty in the dessert
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so this is how they are
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next step the sandmixture and….. wait till its dry :-D
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i think that i will put some vegetation on the bases because they look very desolate at the moment and i also will put some palm trees here and ther just to live it up a bit. But that is for the next update, for know i hope you all stay healty !!!

Laterrrrrrrrr
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Posted by Susofrick on 25 Mar 2020, 14:21

Looks good! What figues are you going to use? Nikolai or other?
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Posted by Ben90 on 25 Mar 2020, 16:44

Very nice work there!
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Posted by MABO on 26 Mar 2020, 06:54

I really like to see the progress, Since I am interested in the desert war of WWII I like to see how other created desert buildings. It will be nice to see the whole scenery in the end. Let the FFL come.
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