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Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« on: Thu Aug, 10, 2017, 09:02:PM »
Good day.
For a birthday present for my sister, I decided to do a little dio.
I picked the Clock Tower by PaperMau.



It will be mounted into a candle lantern and the lantern will be lit.





The first thing that was done was to mount the base and all the pieces for the background onto black foam-board. Because of the 3D effect for the background and as a solid base for the build. The base was extended beyond the back of the base to accommodate the mounting of the background.







The background is not glued down to the base yet, as the base and background together will not fit through the door of the lantern. It will be fastened down after the main part of the build is glued down into the lantern.

Next up was to start the construction of the wall around the building and the water feature.









On to build the water feature. I originally wanted to add acrylic water effects, but I tried several different products and each lifted the ink on testing. so abandoned that idea, for now.











Next is to start on the main building.



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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #1 on: Fri Aug, 11, 2017, 12:25:AM »
Always interesting watching these come together. Jim
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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #2 on: Fri Aug, 11, 2017, 01:14:AM »
Thank you Patrick.

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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #3 on: Fri Aug, 11, 2017, 04:45:AM »
Pretty cool idea to mount it into the lantern - I look forward to see this progress.

And to your build skill I can only repat myself - stunning Mate!
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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #4 on: Fri Aug, 11, 2017, 09:34:AM »
Thanks Klaus.

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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #5 on: Sun Aug, 13, 2017, 09:03:PM »
Good Evening all.
Started work on constructing the main building.



Starting with the construction of the cloister, as it will be housed inside the main structure.





Then worked on assembling the main building, only assembling the front and sides. Leaving the back open to make it easier to install the cloister.



Closed in the back wall. When I test fitted this part of the building onto the pad, I found that the pad was inverted to the building and the mounting point for the tower did not align with the front of the building.
Imported that sheet into PS and flipped it horizontally and reprinted it.
Laminated it on top of the existing pad and mounted the main building into place.







Started on the construction of the lower half of the tower.





When dry installed it into place.



With the lower tower in place,it was time to close in the main building and add the roof.





Now to start on the upper half of the tower. I will build this as a separate unit, to be sure that the main diorama will fit through the door of the lantern.







Upon test fitting, the whole thing fits through the door no problem, and proceeded to attach the upper tower. It's easier out side the lantern anyways.





I can now move on to the landscaping.
Did a test fitting of the trees, to see how they looked.



Thank you for following.
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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #6 on: Sun Aug, 13, 2017, 11:00:PM »
Most impressive.
Came together very nicely, Jim

Now, for the fun part: installing it in the lantern
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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #7 on: Mon Aug, 14, 2017, 12:44:AM »
Thank you Patrick.
Once I get the electrical done, that part will not be too hard.

 Jim
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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #8 on: Mon Aug, 21, 2017, 05:13:PM »
I always will have a soft spot for card modeling tho I haven't done any in years.
You've done an excellent job there. ;D
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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #9 on: Fri Aug, 25, 2017, 12:34:AM »
Thank you Kev.
Should have the final pics up soon.

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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #10 on: Fri Aug, 25, 2017, 07:57:AM »
Thank you Kev.
Should have the final pics up soon.

 Jim

I really look forward to see them :)
Cheers
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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #11 on: Mon Sep, 04, 2017, 04:46:PM »
Good day all.
I know I have been tardy in getting this update loaded.
Completed the landscaping on the diorama.
Added the gravel and grass effects first. Doing small sections at a time and working my way around the base. Next the base was drilled to mount the trees, then glued into place.
With the trees in, it was time to add the rocks and shrubbery.
Again, for theses pics the mountain scenery is just set in place and not glued.







With the landscaping finished, it was time to get the lantern ready to accept the model. First was to cut a tube for the wire feed for the light and drill the base of the lantern to accept the tube.
For the lighting I'm using a 3 led strip which will be glued to the inside of the lantern and the tube is painted to match the lantern.



Then to drill the base for the switch and power entry. Then to wire it all up and test. I'm adding a felt base to the lantern, so also added internal supports for the base.



The model was then glued into place inside the lantern and the backdrop finally attached. This is the final lighting test before the final pics.



Here are the final images of the completed diorama.















Last Saturday was the birthday party for my Sister and presented it to her. She loved it.

Thank you for following.
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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #12 on: Mon Sep, 04, 2017, 06:59:PM »
Amazing!
It looks really great in the lantern!
Brilliant idea and superbly executed :)
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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #13 on: Mon Sep, 04, 2017, 10:09:PM »
Thank you Klaus.

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Re: Medieval Clock Tower Dio.
« Reply #14 on: Mon Sep, 04, 2017, 11:36:PM »
Excellent finish to this one
"There must be some way out of here," said the Joker to the Thief.
"There's too much confusion. I can't get no relief."
--Bob Dylan, "All Along the Watchtower" 1965--