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"Karl May" Legends

Posted by MABO on 27 Nov 2022, 21:56

True craftmanship on these figures. Will be fantastic so see them painted. This project brings back memories of the classic German Karl-May movies. "Der Schatz im Silbersee" (The Treasure in the Silver Lake) was one of the first films I have seen in cinema.
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Posted by Peter on 28 Nov 2022, 20:35

I didn't see the movies but I have the comic books of it. I like the figures very much and I'm also curious to see these painted. ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by dykio on 28 Nov 2022, 20:49

Brilliant and what a pleasure to see some of my childhood heroes come alive !!!

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i still got some of the comics... must be at least 50 yeears old...

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and although falling apart i just cant throw them away...

thanks Egbert for bringing back these memories :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

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Posted by MABO on 28 Nov 2022, 21:05

dykio wrote:Brilliant and what a pleasure to see some of my childhood heroes come alive !!!

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i still got some of the comics... must be at least 50 yeears old...

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and although falling apart i just cant throw them away...

thanks Egbert for bringing back these memories :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

regards

dykio


I had these comics too and I loved them!! :-D :-D :-D :yeah:
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Posted by Peter on 28 Nov 2022, 23:28

dykio wrote:Brilliant and what a pleasure to see some of my childhood heroes come alive !!!

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i still got some of the comics... must be at least 50 yeears old...

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and although falling apart i just cant throw them away...

thanks Egbert for bringing back these memories :yeah: :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

regards

dykio

These are the books I mentioned, but in better condition.

And I also have the whole collection of these:
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87 adventures! ;-)
https://www.stripinfo.be/reeks/index/1891_Karl_May
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Posted by Michael Robert on 29 Nov 2022, 15:13

Hello Egbert,
really nice sculpting. A whole bunch of characters - pure fiction, but so nice.
Yes, we all played "Cowboys and Indians" in our childhood, didn't we.
What type of inspiration will you use for painting schemes? I wish you choose more than just the cartoons. Memories, I understand, but these fugures merit good historic dressing and colours. Just my opinion, of course

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Posted by Egbert on 03 Dec 2022, 10:53

Dear friends,
I thank you very much for your kind words!

Michael Robert wrote:Hello Egbert,
really nice sculpting. A whole bunch of characters - pure fiction, but so nice.
Yes, we all played "Cowboys and Indians" in our childhood, didn't we.
What type of inspiration will you use for painting schemes? I wish you choose more than just the cartoons. Memories, I understand, but these fugures merit good historic dressing and colours. Just my opinion, of course
Michael


Hi Michael,
yes, that's absolutely right, I also played "Cowboys and Indians" with my friends when we were kids!
Of course, each of us wanted to be the brave, honest and just Apache chief Winnetou
As far as the paintwork is concerned, I will certainly orientate myself primarily,
at least for the main actors, to the descriptions by Karl May.
Otherwise I will adapt the clothes and colors to the historical models.
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Posted by krugi3 on 05 Dec 2022, 11:51

I think we should give you now the name of OLD MODELLINGHAND.

Greetings from a real Greenhorn from Austria
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Posted by Egbert on 07 Jan 2023, 12:05

Since the modeling and rebuilding of the figures has been completed in the meantime,
I have thought about the design and appearance of the diorama.
After much deliberation and exchange of views with collector friends, I decided to build a pueblo.

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After I had chosen a template, the first thing I did was create a dimensioned drawing.

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These are 16 individual buildings of various sizes and appearances.
My collector friend Wolfgang Hübgens then lasered the individual modules made of 3mm gray cardboard for me.

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Then I did a first test setup to see how the whole thing works.

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The next step was to cover all visible parts of the outer walls with double-sided tape.
Then I framed the windows and doors in the area of the lintel and the soffits with small logs or beams made of veneer wood or small knots.

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Now I faced the first big hurdle
The façade was to have a natural stone structure, as can be seen in the original photos of pueblos in Arizona.
I decided to implement the "Wolfgang Meyer" method.
I rolled out the air-drying modeling clay to a thickness of approx. 2mm and then applied it to the double-sided adhesive tape.
The stone structure was embossed with various structure rollers that Wolfgang Hübgens made for me in 3D printing.

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This is how it looks now after drying.

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Now the fine and detailed work begins...
Sequel follows…
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 08 Jan 2023, 20:15

This pueblo looks great even unpainted, Egbert. I love its entire production process and can imagine how it will look once finished. :drool:

Best regards, my friend. :-)

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Posted by Egbert on 09 Jan 2023, 09:36

Santi Pérez wrote:This pueblo looks great even unpainted, Egbert. I love its entire production process and can imagine how it will look once finished. :drool:

Best regards, my friend. :-)

Santi.


Thank You my friend for your nice words... :-D 8)
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Posted by MABO on 11 Jan 2023, 08:31

Hello Egbert,
That's a big step forward. I am very impressed. Technically, it's definitely a very elegant solution. And the use of special software for the design and then being able to cut the individual parts to fit, naturally helps to achieve a great result. As far as the surface is concerned, of course I recognise the "Wolfgang Meyer Way" directly. ;-)

I'm very curious to see what happens next. :thumbup:

One more question: I know pictures of pueblos mainly based on mountains, which of course directly results in the different levels of the buildings. How does it work in the open with the buildings that are constructed from parts 13-15, for example? Do they have a cellar? Or are there entrances at the back? Or how about the lower part, which is displaced by the front buildings?
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Posted by Egbert on 13 Jan 2023, 13:23

MABO wrote:...
One more question: I know pictures of pueblos mainly based on mountains, which of course directly results in the different levels of the buildings. How does it work in the open with the buildings that are constructed from parts 13-15, for example? Do they have a cellar? Or are there entrances at the back? Or how about the lower part, which is displaced by the front buildings?


Hello Jan,
I also planned the pueblo standing on a ridge...
Below are excerpts of the descriptions I found:
"Source: https://www.karl-may-wiki.de/index.php?title=Pueblo"

Maybe that answers your questions.

"A pueblo (Spanish: "village") is a type of settlement of the (Pueblo) Indians, which is particularly widespread in New Mexico and Colorado.

... These were built either of stone, using a mixture of sand, clay and water as mortar,
or of adobe construction.
Some of the walls were plastered with light-colored clay.
A pueblo can have up to five floors and several hundred rooms....
The higher floors were always set back a bit, giving the complex a stair-like appearance.
These could be reached via externally leaning ladders.

... Some of the individual rooms were connected in series with door openings,
but could also have separate entrances.
In general, access to the rooms was never possible directly from the outside,
door openings were always directed towards the interior of the complex.


The ruins of the pueblos that have survived to this day also show differences in access to the facilities. On the one hand there were pueblos with an almost completely open side, on the other hand there were several entrances in the outer walls. To protect against enemies, the settlement could also have a closed outer wall. The only way in and out was via ladders.

Overall, the aspect of the possibility of defense was in the foreground when building the earlier pueblos. ...

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Posted by MABO on 13 Jan 2023, 14:58

Thanks Egbert, now I understand better what you are going to build!
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Posted by Peter on 20 Jan 2023, 16:21

Excellent work on this village so far! Can't wait to see the progress, by adding the details and paint. Really looking forward to that! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by sansovino on 20 Jan 2023, 18:01

It´s a great project which reminds me to my childhood like some other ones here.
I like your creation of figures and the pueblo which seems to be well done and pittoresque. It will been a wonderful stage for Old Shatterhand and Winetou. Wish you still enough time and patience to develop it further.
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