Sunday, 4 October 2015

17th century farmsteads - Finished

With a new house, a Hay barrack and some other  bits and pieces (all scratchbuilt)  added.

First off, all grouped together as a small farming community.

Now as individual Farmsteads (as originally planned)
House with vegetable / Herb garden
The Cabbages are made from green crepe paper
The "Woodcutters" house

Barn with Hay Barrack and Wagon

The "Bakers" House with bread oven

Buildings - Card with clay roofs
Fences/ladders/surrounds for the raised beds  - Coffee stirrers and lolly sticks
The Cabbages - green crepe paper
Bean Poles and Logs - Bits of birch twig
Wagon - Thin Card and strips of Wood.
Hay - Plumbers thread
Moss - Bits of rubber foam (that was left outside in the rain etc  to go green)
Bakers oven - Clay

Forgot...the buildings with their respective "Stedders" can be seen HERE

"O, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!"



19 comments:

  1. My word Paul, these look superb, the photographs have a spooky feeling to them, possibly the absence of people, but very cool nonetheless.

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    1. Merci :-D
      Funnily enough, spooky was the effect I was after...along the lines of the "Witch" film. I took a couple "along the road" shots with bods but it looked too cosy, so I took them out and retook the pics, then put them into sepia..but decided against using them..I should have kept them

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  2. I am very impressed by the details of your fantastic and realistic job...

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    1. Thanks Phil.
      It (they) are missing something though...not bods, but something I´ve missed...but I can´t think what.

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  3. That is cracking, very impressive and very impressed Paul!

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  4. stunning, nothing short of stunning! your work never fails to impress

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  5. Those are absolutely fabulous!

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  6. Paul, you've been pumping out these buildings of yours for a while now and I really admire the results. What a collection you must have.

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    1. Merci :-D
      The total so far, Medieval /Imagi-nation themed, 44, the target is 70 but that keeps getting added to as I find other "nice" subjects to create.

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  7. Very impressive work Paul! I really like what you have created here!

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  8. Fantastic models, love the details like the crepe paper cabbages.

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    1. Merci.
      The cabbages were suprisingly easy to make...take a bit of crepe paper, make a small roll, Twist it in the middle until the two sides part, which then gives two potential cabbages. Snip the untwisted side into a rough "cabbage" shape and using tweezers, push the twisted end into the "vegetable bed" (it´s made of foam core)

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  9. Like the buildings, their context and the simply way you made the cabbages.

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  10. Truly wonderful stuff Paul!

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  11. That village is awesome Paul! You're the king of scratchbuild! Keep them coming!

    Greetings
    Peter

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