At some point I am going to produce houses again. All the farm houses that I will be using for my “Battle at La Fière Bridge project” must be finished as the first thing – and I am very eager to get going. Making these farm houses will give me plenty of that kind of houses and the next thing in line will be classic small town houses in the best Normandy style, like those in Carentan, St-Lo or Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.
In the planning stage it is very easy to thinking about going back to my original plan that was to make molds of my houses and duplicate them – but I forget how boring that phase is compared to how much fun I have when making the originals. Making molds and cast several duplicates which I then can make small changes to, especially in the painting, for vareity is tempting compared to scratch build every single house, but I also know that the process will drain my energy…
I will need to make up my mind about which way to go. Until then I will keep studying photos and make sketches.
Your preliminary sketches are very cool. Looks like a fun project, for sure.
Thanks! This project will be really cool, I hope.
I have a few ideas that I will keep for my self until now, but I hope I soon will be able to show more :-)
so great to see you back at it ! looking forward to seeing your normandy project continue to evolve and how you approach the townhouses!
Those are beautiful sketches, Thomas!
You are too kind Arkie! :-)
I, too, find your sketches to be excellent. I recently got into line art and would love to see more as an inspiration.
Thank you :-) Those are just quick doddles I do to remember how and where I can do the vareity in the houses, so that the look alike but still are different. There is a million of cool details to find when studying old photos, at some point you are afraid that you forget some of all the cool things you seen.
I am pretty sure you have talent for drawing – everything else you do is really great. I found your blog through Facebook only few days ago – truly inspiring!
Ahoi Thomas. I can’t access the link you shared, maybe something wrong with my Java.
I can see that preparing yourself that way will led to much more realistic houses. Building stuff from imagination or memory alone can introduce mistakes. Case in point: My tavern build has a row of stones missing where stone and wooden beams should meet. I think you considered approach is very cool and on top you have some cool sketches as well.
So far my attempts in map drawing and perspective drawing are quite enjoyable. I watched some very good YouTube tutorials and did experiment a bit with different styles (and still am). I was a bit frustrated with getting the perspective right, but I guess that comes with time and with a more reasoned approach. I’ll see where this goes, but I feel it is already becoming another aspect of the modelling hobby.
Try this link: https://admachina.wordpress.com/category/projects/la-fiere-bridge-project/
Otherwise choose “Battle at La Fiere Bridge project” under the “PROJECTS” in the menu :-)
Good day Thomas, just found your blog again and wondering how this project is coming!! so much promise !