NevadaBlue wrote: Excellent Jacques. I know that several of us will be watching this with great interest. I like that house a lot and could see a version of it being built here in Nevada.Thank you Ken for the kind words. Yes that house is really beautiful and the stones come from a quarry located ... on the other side of the back yard fence. Weird place.
Was the photo of the real building reversed? I'm wondering why the model is the opposite ''hand''
The building was "mirrored' because it is located at the front edge of the layout and it was the only way to increase the track radius so a covered wagon can get inside the brewery. The 2nd reason is that a brewery vessel will be visible from a large window located at the side of the building.
Helmut wrote: @Jacques
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. Helmut, first thank for the link to that great Pendon museum layout.
I agree, on the "pencil drawn " version the edges looks fuzzy. I cut the same building drawn using Model Builder software ( see page 1 ) and the edges look better. I'll post a picture tomorrow.
And of course the close-up exaggerates the defects. .
So as you, I suspect a blunt knife because I was able to cut cleanly 0.010" styrene . I'll post another pic tomorrow.
I start to like the Silhouette Portrait and to learn how to use it.It is very accurate the double-cut is perfect
It does a better job than my 67 years old eyesight , my Optovisor and my no. 11 Exacto knive
Cor V wrote: i prefer to use collered paper thru and thru
that way you prevent the white paper you can see on the windows
CorThank you Cor for the suggestion.
It is not clear to me what you mean .
In our case do you suggest that I should have cut the windows using light brown paper so there is no white paper edge showing on the windows ?
Lee B wrote: 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!
Thank you Lee for the kind words. I agree ,for whatever reason paper modelling is underestimated in North and South America ( I have some railroad modelers friends in Brasil )
chasv wrote: on the other side of the pond they have been pealing the paper off foam core and scribing stone or brick or rock and making bildings out of it that are 3d and don't have to cast themCharles, I tried that too. It is fine for large scales. I tried to scribe cobblestones for a road in TT scale ( 1/120 ) but the foam texture is too big.