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 Posted: Wed Oct 10th, 2012 10:11 am
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Hi,

I building a diorama that serves as transitory module between the Gn15 module parts of my friend and mine.

My vision is a kind of mysterious subterranean catacombs, where the train can disappear through a heavy wooden gate. (Inspired by the book "The city of dreaming books" by Walther Moers)

Walls will be covered with sandstone brickwork, carving the stones into plates of styrofoam.

For the colouring I have tried oil chalks, rubbed with my finger. I'm not sure about the effect, what do you think?





Juergen

Last edited on Thu Feb 7th, 2013 07:50 pm by Toeffelholm



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Wow! Really nice affect. Strata and everything there. Looks great!



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 Posted: Thu Oct 11th, 2012 09:44 am
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Thank you very much James for your opinion,

so I will go on and see how it looks when the greater areas are modeled.

If someone has an Idea, where to get a soundfile with the creaking and squeaking of an old gate, please tell me.

Juergen

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"If someone has an Idea, where to get a soundfile with the creaking and squeaking of an old gate, please tell me."

How about a sinister and echoing laugh also?


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I Googled "soundfile creaking gate" and came up with too many sites to even begin to copy off. Most were for "door creaking". Some of these were even free mp3 soundwaves, while some cost a bit.

Since I'm at work and actually supposed to be producing I can't stop and send any links at present.

They are out there. I did not find any sound modules, but then, I didn't search for that either.



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James,

thank you very much for your effort. I could even have googled this by myself, but I didn't because I really expected that examples for such a special noise are hard to find. So, it seems they are not and will consult google for this.

The soundmodul I will take for background sounds, is the Dreamplayer from Fantasonics. http://www.fantasonics.com/store/store.html

thanks,

Juergen



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Will you require any human skulls or bones for the scene? How about a model of Vincent Price in his "Masque of Red Death" costume? I'm just kidding! Your work is very nice, I love the scene!

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Hi,

the catacombs in the book I mentioned as my inspiration don't serve as burial place, what is the usual purpose for catacombs.

The catacombs in the story of the book, are placed under the town "Buchheim", a town where everything revolves around books and literature.
Bucheim has highest density of book stores, antiquarian bookshops, poets, writers, agents, critics etc. you can imagine, and under this town there are catacombs where thousands of old books are stored.

My modeling will be a very free interpretation of this.

Juergen

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W C Greene wrote:
Will you require any human skulls or bones for the scene?

Have been at a figure market today. Pewter figures and war gaming figures and accessories.

Couldn't resist







Juergen

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Neat gargoyles, especially the two in the center picture. I always wanted to build a structure with two like that above a doorway, or at corners of the roof. Trouble is that only on a very large building would they be appropriate--and I would never have enough space for such a building.

Just as well, visitors would ask if they were relatives of mine. 


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