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La pucelle d'Orleans - The making of (1)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by petit belge, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. petit belge New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    ‘The maid of Orleans’ – The making of (part 1)

    I like to show you, in lots of photosteps (because of my poor english) how I make a diobox on 120mm scale.

    This diobox is inspired by the magnificent cathedral of Rouen and the film ‘Joan of Arc’.

    I tought a long time about the problem how to represent the theme. In my head was the stake with the fire, those who condemn her and the background. When I saw a picture of the cathedral most of the puzzle peaces came into a clear picture. The fire was another problem. Turning over the leaves of an artbook, I noticed a poster of Toulouse-Lautrec, one of the Follies Bergères where the hussys where dancing te can-can. That brought the solution. The wave of the dress, painted in red and yellow would be the symbol of the flames. If I place little figures of 90mm, dressed such, under a balcony, legs in the sky, I had found for this one, the egg of Christopher Columbus.
    Those who where responsebel for her dead should be uggly figures, wicky, weary old men, animals and men of the clergy. I could make gargoyles or statues in stone, coming out on the left and right side of the entrance hall (bottom). I had a clear picture in my mind.

    For all of my buildings, backgrounds and bases, I use a soft PVC plate of 1mm. It glues very well with rapid glue and cuts very easely and is quit sheap.

    Some of the pictures that will bring me help.

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  2. petit belge New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
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    1st layer : Humbroll
    2nd layer: alkyd paint (Winsor & Newton) mixed with oil paint
  3. petit belge New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
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    A try-out with photoshop.

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    wire for fly-fishing (very flexible) and lead wire.

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  4. petit belge New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
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    Pieces of a cristal chandelier I collect on flea markets.

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  5. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
    wow....o_O I have to follow this closely
  6. northfield2008 New Member

    Country:
    China
  7. maxD New Member

    Country:
    France
    very impressive, can't wait to see the paint :d:d
  8. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Le moulin rouge on the Cathedral of Rouen,
    You have alot of imagination Roger.

    Marc
  9. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Wow, very intersting !! I keep close to watch the development !!!

    Keep it coming !!!
  10. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Marc, no it's the truth, our cathedral is a cabaret :D
  11. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    hi Roger,
    the rosaces are unbelievable, bravo.
  12. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I agree with Sebastien - BRAVO!

    All the best,
    Dan
  13. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    I saw it two years ago. It is very impressive. Finding my way to the local police office was a pain in the @#$
    Great building.... even without the local cabaret....

    Marc
  14. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    this looks impressive
  15. petit belge New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Well, I'm pleased you people like it so far. The can-can girls ore not altoghether to my liking, they are to close to the building. I think I do some fire simulation with the English standard, yellow lions on red. Starting from below, they will give me the opportunity to let them 'grow' trough the rail of the balcony and around the horselegs.

    Greatings to all of you.
  16. eissteban Active Member

    Country:
    France
    hey Marc,
    i hope you didn't have any big troubles in Rouen !
    next time call me, i'll bring you easily to the police office :D

    To be serious now, i went to the cathédrale d'Amiens last year for the first time.
    It's a pure jewell, don't hesitate to visit it !
  17. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Roger,
    Very creative.
    Cheers
    John

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