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Grabnet
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Posted - 01/17/2016 :  7:11:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have started work on the last structure for the Haitian Sugar hauler in On30. It is a bittersweet moment and like the other structures it too presents its own set of unique challenges.

What I will model is a rural home on the mountain above Leogoane. Here is the cut for the foundation.



Because there is so little room this building too will primarily be a "false front" style blending in to the scenery.Here is its foam core base.



Rural Haitian homes are constructed of wattle and daub (sometimes called thatch).



Wattle and daub is a composite building material used for making walls, in which a woven lattice of wooden strips called wattle is daubed with a sticky material usually made of some combination of wet soil, clay, sand, animal dung and straw. Wattle and daub has been used for at least 6000 years and is still an important construction material in many parts of the world.

This is what a wattle and daub house looks like after considerable exposure to the elements .



It is this dilapidated and well worn structure that I will try to model.

I started the front view with styrene angle and pieces of styrene sheet.



The "wooden framing" was distressed using a razor saw.



After much thought I elected to start the "wattle" construction using styrene rod.The rod represents the wooden strips in the prototype photo.



More to come on this primitive, yet unique structure.

Doc Tom



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/18/2016 :  09:01:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's a shame we don't have fine buildings like that in this country! That should be a fun build.


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 01/18/2016 :  09:08:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
6,000 years, must work.

Frank

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kumard
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Posted - 01/19/2016 :  6:40:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit kumard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Building a house on a plot of land. Just like the real thing!

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 01/20/2016 :  01:01:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Such a building is a nice challenge. I'll follow with interest your work on it.


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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/20/2016 :  07:11:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice start! Watching as you go along.


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Grabnet
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Posted - 01/21/2016 :  06:32:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the nice comments fellas.Tis appreciated!

I next proceeded with my "O" scale daubing technique. Instead of using mud per the prototype,I used Joint Compound and "daubed" it on using a moistened cotton tipped applicator.





Next up will be painting the structure and placing a well worn metal roof.

Doc Tom



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BigLars
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Posted - 01/21/2016 :  07:09:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a interesting structure. Looks great so far.


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George D
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Posted - 01/21/2016 :  08:19:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting mix of materials for the building.

George



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Grabnet
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Posted - 01/22/2016 :  3:08:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
With a few more pieces of styrene I have built up the walls of the "false front" Haitian rural home.





Some very interesting angled pieces of sheet styrene made up the sub roof and allow it to nestle in to place on the side of the mountain above Leogoane.



The little house was taken off the mountain to spray on primer. The wattle and daub is becoming a little more obvious.



Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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Grabnet
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Posted - 01/23/2016 :  8:30:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The worn our and rustic rural Haitian home has been painted and weathered.





The model is planted in place above Leogoane.



Next to come is blending the home in to the surrounding scenery.

Thanks for looking. Doc Tom



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kumard
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Posted - 01/23/2016 :  11:07:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit kumard's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It's amazing what you can do with styrene. It looks like something made from sticks and stones. You would never guess that it was essentially plastic. Great job. Watching with interest.

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rca2
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Posted - 01/24/2016 :  03:06:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Startling contrast in the textures. Looks great.

Modeling Arizona Eastern Railroad, Hayden Junction (1920), in On30

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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 01/24/2016 :  06:11:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



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Bill Gill
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Posted - 01/24/2016 :  09:56:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks good! The coloring really shows off all the textures.


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