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Monday, 13 March 2017

The Church

Front(ish) view.
I've used the last week to finish off the church,  especially the internal detailing, using the bits and pieces I've been making over the last few weeks.
The 'yard' had an undercoat of a dark brown, highlighted by a lighter brown and finally another highlight of a sandy colour.
The photograph to the right shows the front facade with a figure (of unknown origin) that is the closest I can find to some sort of of clerical chap.
He's a bit diminutive compared to the more usual "28mm" figures, but fir for purpose imo.
The tower is about 13.5inches tall (35cm) and the footprint is about 9"x20" (22.5cm x 50cm). The height to the ridge of the church proper is about 6" (15cm) above the courtyard which in turn is two layers of foamboard above table level.
The top two levels of the tower are not glued in place (for ease of storage).
Side view
View of the other side (before I remembered to add the tower)
Rear view (again, sans tower!)
From my original ideas, I've added a lean-to to the rear of the main building and dome flora to brighten up the churchyard. In addition I' made a couple of benches (one is just visible below the lean-to's window.
Close up of lean-to - foundry figure to the right
Some flora (boring uh?)
View of tower., with added menace


The top of the tower
Bird's-eye view

lots of space for figures despite all the 'bits'.
Moving on to the inside, the photograph on the right shows the overall interior of the main building.
The only scenic piece that I'd previously made that wasn't included was a confessional.
Despite a confessional being an integral  part of any Catholic church I omitted simply because of space, but I did manage to get in a few pews (all cardboard); a font (foamboard and bbq skewers); a lectern (matchsticks and card); an altar ( foamboard and tissue); and a pulpit, foaboard, cardboard and bbq skewers). The large cross was made of thin plastic.
Front door and font
Altar end
Altar and lectern close-up
Pulpit

Pic showing a figure can be placed between the pews (just)
View of the Priest's quarters
The pic on the right shows the lean-to''s interior, which I decided would be the spars living quarters for the priest. Scratch build bits include a table, with book and candle  (no bell), a be and a cross (of sorts) on the wall. The floor is covered with 'stuff' (used, I believe. as lining for flower pots); it's a tighter space than I would have wanted but it's sufficient for my purposes.
Lurking with intent (though actually in bushes)

Finally here's the 'flora' from the courtyard, made not only for 'colour' and variety  but also as a test piece for my jungle terrain (which even now is under production).
Base coloured to match courtyard.
Yes, there's probably a lot more that I could o this model, some more detail, some extra highlighting etc., but as far as I'm concerned , it's finished!

That's it then for another week (it's back to the ships for me next week), I hope you've found something of interest and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.

24 comments:

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    1. Thanks you Michal, it'll be a good centrepiece

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  2. Absolutely brilliant Joe, I just love the interior detailing.

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    1. Thanks you Michael, I do try to be a minimalist when it comes to interiors.

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  3. Great piece of modeling from start to finish, Zab.

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    1. Thanks Jay, I'm, pleased I've put it to bed now.

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  4. Phenomenal piece of terrain building Joe, just phenomenal work! The detail is excellent, even more impressive is it's all scratch built. You should be very proud mate, I would be if it was my work!

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    1. Thanks dGG, as I said above, I'm more pleased that it's now finished enough to play with.

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  5. Great piece, definitely looks the part!

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    1. Thanks Mikko, it will certainly serve its purpose imho.

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  6. Wow!! Just Wow, Joe. That is excellent work, truly excellent. I'd be absolutely delighted if that was mine handiwork :-)

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    1. Thanks Blax, I'm pleased that it has been so well received (so far)

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  7. Excellent love all the nice little touches here and there. Especially on the interiors of the church.

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    1. Thanks Brummie, I like having the bits and bobs too (but hate doing them)

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  8. Excellent. Full of Character.

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    1. Thanks Clint; more of "my style" ?

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  9. WOnderful church, inside and outside!

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    1. Thanks Phil, it may not be the best but I think it's at least practical.

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  10. That looks rather splendid! Useful for pirates, banditos, Zorro and doubtless much more :-) .

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    1. Thanks C6, as you say, very useful across many genres

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  11. Great looking church, very nice interior, yard and bell tower, excellent!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, I wish I could take complete credit for it, butt most of it is based on the Gary Chalk one.

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