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  1. Ekis, Enjoy your sojourn! I hope you have some great plans scheduled. Don’t worry, we’ll still be here waiting your return. Enjoy yourself! Kurt
  2. Ekis, I tried to respond to this about 3 hours ago on my IPad, typed it out hit send, and I don't know where it went because I lost my internet connection, so I'll try again. EG is entirely correct. You were entirely correct. The only place I've actually heard the Lord's house ( with a capital L ) mentioned was actually in church and was called that by the priest or pastor conducting the service. That's why the connotation immediately came to my mind. Also, I haven't met too many actual lords around where I live, definitely in my particular neighborhood. There are some gated communities though, which I'm not allowed into so maybe some live there. I'll never know. As far as the structure goes I guess around where I live it would probably be thought of as a noblemen's house (we don't have any of those either). I would normally think of it as a manor or mansion or an estate. Ordinary people live in a house, the gentry in something much grander. (( not that any of us is ordinary, especially you or me! (sarcasm) )). Again, none of this was a criticism in any way. Kurt
  3. It’s kind of humorous, in the US and I’m guessing Canada too, the Lord’s House would automatically infer a church. The L would be capitalized of course. There’s no misunderstanding your meaning though. This isn’t a criticism. Kurt
  4. I love the line drawings! I used to do some arcitectectural renderings ( actually modify them) when in college for an architect my best friend worked for. Naturally way before computers. I always admired how some people could make a pencil or pen create magic. My niece is extremely good at it. Actually is your own drawing done on computer? I actually had gotten Blender to try and teach myself but never went anywhere with it. Maybe I should look in to it again. Kurt
  5. Ekis, Once again this building appears to be the most interesting one of all. Based on your drawing of it, it would even be nice as a stand alone project, maybe in twice the scale of the village. That would be of course in addition to the present one. That would make a cool vignette. Just the buildings facade in a shadow box. I might try something like that. Not anywhere near as ambitious, but with a greater likely hood of completing it. You have got me thinking ( a very unusual occurrence to be sure.) Do you have any particular pictures of your inspiration to show us like you did with the oven? Looking forward to the next update. Regards, Kurt
  6. Ekis, I apologize to you. This was completely misconstrued. I was trying to be light hearted. Please disregard my post, I was not construing any negative intent. I was being flippant if that translates correctly. Regards, Kurt
  7. Does the lord have a good reputation and loved by all, or is he one with a more typical type? Kurt
  8. Ekis, The oven takes the prize so far for the most interesting building. The street level views really look great. So what is next to do? Are you bouncing around to different parts of the village to keep things “fresh”, or do you have a planned sequence? Have you surprised yourself yet by going in a completely different way than you had envisioned things? It sure looks like fun. Kurt
  9. Ekis, Take your time, it’s worth the wait on our part. The well, trough is a nice combination. I like that everything isn’t perpendicular. Much more natural looking. Any other specialty buildings that will be needed. Blacksmith’s maybe. Tavern? Kurt
  10. Ekis, The village is coming along very nicely. What is the purpose of the holes in the side walls? Kurt
  11. Egilman, I was just asking Ekis if he personally had. I have myself in the past. I personally like the two part epoxy putties. They can get expensive if that’s all you are using though. The reason I had asked is I was considering trying a to build a tower or keep and was trying to figure if there was enough in the kit to get by with. I didn’t ask my question correctly in retrospect. Kurt
  12. Ekis, I know you modify the size and I am assuming the shape of the kits building stones supplied? Have you ever found the need to make unique stone shapes from Sculpy, clay or epoxy putty to satisfy a special situation? I would think sometimes that could be easier than grinding or cutting a shape. I guess it might not be desirable though, since the real stones wouldn’t have been constructed that way. Kurt
  13. Ekis, This is a very interesting building. I have a question for you, if I may. You discuss the “removal” of the oven In the beginning of your post today. I don’t understand what you are referring to. Is it currently obstructing the building of the structure? Does it currently not appear as you had envisioned it should? It appears the same. I look forward to all your updates. Kurt
  14. Ekis, All kidding aside. This is a most enjoyable project to follow. I hope we are quite far from completion yet. I may try something similar myself at some point. Do you think you would do something similar again, or is this a one time project? As I mentioned once before I hope there is a visual “walking tour” when this is done with a GoPro or something. That would be the ultimate! Kurt
  15. Oh, It’s a McDonalds! I don’t know what I was thinking of. Kurt

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