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Church belfry
cheyenne
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:53 AM UTC
While working on everything else I've got going , I'll be starting on this church belfry scene to be an observation/sniper post .

I want to thank Henri-Pierre , Frenchy and Tim Martin , Dioramartin for sleuthing out the real life location of the ref pic I will be using .
In real life this church is in Russia/eastern Europe .
That being said I just want to use the architectural elements of the ref photo , so my build won't nessicerally be in Russia .
Right now it's just a church somewhere during ww2 .
France ? , Italy ? , Russia ? , I'll cross that bridge when I come to it .

Not much to show I'm just starting to make molds and casts and try and put this thing together .











Vierville
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 01:28 AM UTC
Looks like a big project...I look forward to watching the progress!
maartenboersma
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 02:21 AM UTC
Good start !

jrutman
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Posted: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 02:34 AM UTC
I am tuned in with my pop corn at hand
J
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2018 - 10:37 PM UTC
Very tedious , but I'm happy with what I've done so far and where this is going .
This is at the mock - up stage , just slapped together for pics. and such .
Toughest thing right now is to maybe cruise Michaels and try and find some 1/35thish scale bells .































Dioramartin
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 03:03 PM UTC
Holy Masonry Cheyenne that’s looking great, you’re going to have a lot of fun painting/weathering it hopefully. Good luck with the bells though, if you strike out maybe flaring out some thimbles might be a reasonable scratch?
cheyenne
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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 03:57 PM UTC
Thanks Tim , good idea for the bells .
Depending on how my melon muses on the build , a Jack and Ginger and a ciggy maybe turns this into a govt bldg , have not decided yet .
maartenboersma
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 07:49 PM UTC
I am sure you can find some plastic bells in the christmas decorations box or shops .
cheyenne
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:19 PM UTC
Stone block work on all the columns - done .
Found some nice bells at Michaels that will work .
Casting plaster , casting plaster , casting plaster .
Question - what the hey were bells made of in Europe , 18th , early 19th century ?





















oliver
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 01:47 AM UTC
First off nice build and bell where cast out of bronze or Bell metal a tin/bronze alloy.
maartenboersma
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 02:09 AM UTC
The rosettes look GREAT !

And bronze for the bells.
jrutman
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 06:49 PM UTC
Lots and lots of great progress here. I was just gonna make a guess it was bronze,but others with more knowledge already beat me to it !
J
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MODEL SHIPWRIGHTS
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 09:50 PM UTC
STUNNING work!
Stickframe
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 11:31 PM UTC
Hi Cheyenne - very nice work - wow! The clean work really shines through. I like the clear but not exaggerated difference between the brick work and other surface - it's very convincing -

Enjoying another of your full on builds!

Nick
cheyenne
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 12:27 AM UTC
Oliver , thanks and bronze it is .
Maarten , thanks man and ditto on the bronze .
Jerry , Tim , thanks guys .
Thanks Nick , that other stuff is supposed to be a stucco covering .































Dioramartin
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 06:00 PM UTC
Looking great & it’ll look even better when that stucco’s weathered. Have you found a 1/35 Quasimodo yet?
Frenchy
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 01:08 AM UTC
This Andrea one is in 1/32nd scale



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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 08:28 AM UTC
Lookin' great so far, nice work Cheyenne.
Gotta love an appearance by "Quasi", after all the church is his sanctuary Nice figure Frenchy!
Will be following def.!

Cheers
Dave
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 09:25 PM UTC
Slow goes it but it goes , changed the 2 arch area to just one arch .



















































justsendit
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 09:36 PM UTC
Your work is astonishing, Quasimodo!
As always, thanks for posting the updates.

—mike
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 09:42 PM UTC
Thanks Mike , almost forgot , thanks Tim , Frenchy , Dave , I've looked for a Quasi figurine in my local hobby shop , Walmart , Michaels etc. just to throw it in the update photos but no luck .
I've got an idea , hold on a second .
cheyenne
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 09:53 PM UTC
Ok , I've got dancing skeletons or an out of focus mummy , ........... that's all I've got ........



maartenboersma
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 01:29 AM UTC
JGphins
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:00 AM UTC
Hi Cheyenne, I truly enjoy your utilization of various materials and imagination in all your builds. I am looking forward to your next update. Thank you for sharing.

JGphins
strongarden
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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2018 - 07:21 AM UTC
Cheyenne I really enjoy your work, this is amazing already.
Skeletons are cool, which begs the question: will there be a cemetery, or a crypt, or even some catacombs?
Cheers
Dave