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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:34 pm 
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As an HOm modeller my requirements are different to large scale modelling, mainly driven by the resolution of the printers. For example, I abandoned attempting to model HOm snow plough blades as even at the highest resolution, the curvature was just not right and could not compare with plasticard fabricated. I do believe in selecting the most appropriate material and technique for a job and often end up with unusual combinations.

With printing, items which may need to be replicated and used in different models become attractive to offset the time spent on CAD. So onto Chalet 1 which features in my Neuburg 1913 layout makes use of printed windows, doors shutters and balcony railings. Having created the files for these, that can be knocked out as required for further - 2013 - developments.

Balcony assembly, 3d printed balustrades on wooden base -

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Balcony fitted along with printed windows and doors to walls made of balsa wood, scribed and stained -

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And when put together, 3d printed shutters, painted ground floor - roof and detailing to finish -

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So making use of a combination of old and new techniques and materials I think I get a decent result, More to come on this topic.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:10 pm 
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Nice, very nice.

As for "mixing and matching" I've come to the same conclusion. Both on materials and methods. ;) #:-s

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:09 pm 
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That chalet looks really nice. I see the advantages of using both methods. Frank Waedlin on FB also makes chalets/hotels and things from scratch, same kind of buildings.
This looks really nice and I'm sure will look great in place. Please post more pictures of your work. ;-)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:00 am 
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New chalet construction.
For the 2013 iteration of Neuburg, I wanted to add more housing adjacent to the existing chalet to be representative of how rural areas are developing over time. I wanted modern Swiss style and spent some time on Google Street View looking at property in the Albula valley before settling on this -

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@46.67726 ... 6656?hl=en

I chose this because I felt the style was what I wanted and I could produce 2 of them in mirror image.
First step was to make a scale drawing based on the prototype –

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From this a foam board mockup was built to roughly check it would be right in the location –

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Satisfied with that, I went ahead and made the CAD model.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:16 am 
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Continued -

The beauty of CAD in this instance, is the duplicate and mirror functions –

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For this project, I am going to use different materials to print different parts of the building as an experiment – “Laybrick” for the main walls and chilney. This is a PLA and chalk compound which produces a cement like finish. “Dark Wood” PLA for the balconies, roof and 2 wood wall sections, “Light Wood” PLA for the windows, doors and shutters. These are PLA and wood fibre (40%) compounds.

The external roof tiles will be a Noch 3d texture product in red pantile.

So the components and construction goes a bit like this –

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Unlike the previous chalet, this is virtually completely printed but using differing medium within the print process. As an experiment, I must confess to being quite pleased with the results but your views and comments appreciated!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:24 am 
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Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.
It's always good to see buildings other than those supplied by Kibri/Faller etc. Although not all of us have the skill to produce our own.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:22 pm 
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Yes!! very nice!

B-) B-) B-)

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:55 am 
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Wow what beautiful looking structures! Thank you for taking the time to post the whole process Jim!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:54 pm 
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Jim,

Following this I go #-o #-o why oh why did I abandon HOm?? #-o #-o

Oh yeah it's all ritter-John N's fault #:-s ..... showing up with a BoBo" and some track one day and .... oh man! @-) @-)

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:24 am 
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That and the lure of the great outdoors!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:02 am 
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Yes there is that. Along with my less than stellar eyesight and the diminished dexterity .... it was a good long range decision. Especially considering all that has hit the fan or the ground since 2010.

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