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  1. I had to realize an idea to transform my cardboard bell tower base (see above) into a fortress/belfry door. This tower became what I wanted, here are the transformations. I'll be able to start the structural work!
  2. This house is finished. Some final pictures : Next, it will be the belfry/west door attached to a small house. The tower of the belfry comes from an error in sending the kit: I received twice the cardboard base of the church bell tower... I'm going to transform this base to create the open doors, insert a hoist, a sundial, eliminate the bell tower openings, put a roof, decrease the height a bit. The little house will be glued directly to the tower to have a city block.
  3. Yes, it's a series of models that are rather relaxing to set up. But no more than a model of a historical ship or anything else. It is necessary, like an 18th century 3-decker, to anticipate the final and overall result, to prepare and anticipate the next steps, to know the basics of the time and a little bit about historical architecture. There are phases a little bit tedious like preparing the stones and tiles (like the assembly of the batteries of guns on a ship). Others that require attention like some walls or half-timbering (like the hulls of ships). Finally, some really rewarding things like weathering. In short, it's like any other type of model, I think. 😉
  4. Small update : - finished stone walls - the studs are in place - the first floor roof canopy - window shutters - all doors There's still work to be done: - the tiles in their entirety - the stairs on the right (stone) and left (wood) - stone doorsteps - paving on the floor - the pillars of support - overall ageing
  5. Thank you all! In fact Imagna, what you see at the moment is the placing of the bricks and stones with a first layer of wood that helps to glue properly and make the cuts. In order not to put dust everywhere on the studs during the sanding, I first finish this step before "filling" the gaps with a 2nd layer of wood, this time tinted dark like at the time ... But this final step will be in place only when I will not make any more dust, including with the roof tiles.
  6. The assembly of this boat, the precision of each machined part... it's all very impressive!
  7. A suite for this house. The half-timbered bricks are done: tedious work! The walls are being finished, the woodwork is ready to be ironed in stain. The 1st floor is glued, I will be able to complete the walls.
  8. Thank you all for your comments: it really motivates to keep putting stones and bricks on top of each other! There's still a very long way to go to the end of this village, but if I manage to shape all the ideas I have planned, then it will be a success for this stone model. It has waited 20 years for me to build it, it deserves some attention... 😁
  9. Thanks for your answer: I still appreciate it! ☺️ Yes, of course, there will be pillars to support this very heavy first floor. For this first house, I don't know yet whether I'm making them out of stone columns or wooden pillars. I'll see that at the end of the construction... But it will look like this type of thing:
  10. The construction continues quietly with the installation of the openings. On the back, the stones are part of the outer wall, so they are rougher on purpose. The first bricks between the half-timbering are also started to see what it looks like. A little idea of the mess on the desks:
  11. I finished laying the tiles in the covered market. So I'm moving on to the suite that will be the "rural" house... Actually a town house. I'll have more to do, but this is the one from the basic kit. And I'm transforming a bit what was planned: everything was to be made of stone. My version will have half-timbering on the first floor, which will be filled with bricks, the ground level remaining in stone. The back wall is a part of the village wall: it will be with large stones for the sole, and normal size for the rest. A 1st thin structure (1mm) of the studs is in place: it allows the 3mm thick bricks to be wedged. Once the bricks have been sanded, a 2nd layer of 2mm stained wood will come flush with the bricks

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