First I drew the front wall section , the stones were drawn one by one
The pencil drawing was scanned to produce a .jpg file that was directly imported in the "silhouette studio " software supplied with the Silhouette Portrait
Last edited on Sun Jul 10th, 2016 02:51 am by Jacques B
Using the silhouette studio software the 5 openings to cut in the wall were located.
The .studio3 file was sent to the printer .
The printed document ( containing the stone wall , the 5 located openings and 3 registration marks to guide the optical system ) was glued to the mat.
The mat was introduced into the cutter and the 5 openings were cut.
I now have a layer with the printed stone wall and the 5 openings cut.
The same .studio3 file was used to erase the stones and draw the door and the 3 windows at the exact locations where the openings were cut. The arched portal opening was located and the file was printed
It was sent to the cutter to cut the arched portal.
A third layer was made for the stone details those were cut by the same process.
I added a clear styrene layer for the glass panes
Last edited on Sun Jul 10th, 2016 04:48 am by Jacques B
the edges of the openings look a bit fuzzy, as if cut by a blunt knife, as do the windows ' and door frames. This look is a bit in contrary to what I've read abut the Silhouette's performance so far. Did you use the heaviest paper possible?
lest I forget A link to Pendon's paper modeling howtos.
I had the pleasure of talking to the late Mr. Ireland about his techniques. A very informative talk that was.
With the Silhouette, one can transfer the painstaking steps into the program's care.
Last edited on Mon Jul 11th, 2016 02:15 pm by Helmut
Paper modeling is a big thing in the UK, as I often read British model magazines for 'out of the box thinking' as they do things you never see in US magazines. I've seen some amazing work with paper siding for stone and brick done in those cases.
I am waiting to see what you accomplish here. It looks good so far!