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Orionvp17
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Posted - 06/26/2019 :  8:42:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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They’re going to look typically New England when complete, quite historic in appearance.

Mike



Indeed. Dave has this pretty well nailed.


Pete
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kebmo
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Posted - 06/26/2019 :  11:30:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit kebmo's Homepage  Reply with Quote
but you're taking the time to get it right. i don't care how slow you go...my point was it seems like your're doing it right. kudos and i'm about as jealous as can be.....

the only mystery in life is...why did the kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

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deemery
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Posted - 06/28/2019 :  8:20:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
NE Brownstone foundation parts arrived. I'm not happy with the color of the stone mill, it's both too dark and too monochrome. But at least I can see how the buildings & foundations work together.


dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/28/2019 :  10:53:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Looks great, Dave. Perhaps the stone is a little too uniformly dark, as you suggest. Somewhat grim . . . But that can be appropriate, depending on your goals.


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deemery
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Posted - 06/29/2019 :  09:50:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mike, it doesn't match Concord Granite, which is the look what I was hoping to get: http://www.nhgeology.org/devonian.htm (Light colored, relatively fine uniform crystal structure. It's widely used for granite stonework, including sidewalk curbs, etc.) It's still widely quarried. https://www.theconcordinsider.com/2011/10/25/quarries-the-core-of-concords-storied-past/

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Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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railman28
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Posted - 06/29/2019 :  12:52:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave you should be able to adjust the color with some washes. The scene is shaping up nicely.

Bob


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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/29/2019 :  5:39:04 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Was granite used for large nongovernmental buildings like your factory?


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deemery
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Posted - 06/29/2019 :  9:03:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Was granite used for large nongovernmental buildings like your factory?



We drove by some mills today that are rough cut stone that look similar: Newmarket, NH




dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

Edited by - deemery on 06/30/2019 12:01:00 PM

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jbvb
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Posted - 06/29/2019 :  9:04:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Stone color varies less in granite from a single quarry, which is how most stone structures in Maine, NH and VT were built.


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 06/29/2019 :  9:18:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And in the Steam Era, there was a lot more residual black than we now see....

Very Not Clean....

Pete
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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 06/30/2019 :  09:26:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dave,

I see now. I was picturing large uniform blocks. Not that that wasn’t done sometimes.

The buildings you picture were certainly built for the ages. It’s a beautiful style of simple but impressive architecture.

Mike


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tloc
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Posted - 06/30/2019 :  09:46:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Michael Hohn

Was granite used for large nongovernmental buildings like your factory?



We drove by some mills today that are rough cut stone that look similar:



dave



Those buildings are beautiful. I wish I modeled something that these would fit into. Thanks for sharing these Dave. Great pictures.

TomO



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jbvb
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Posted - 06/30/2019 :  2:17:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The Newmarked mills are built from fieldstone, which around here is schist and granite dug out of glacial till. So you do get substantial color variation. Compare with prestige buildings like the Newburyport and Portsmouth custom houses: uniform squared granite blocks from a single quarry


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deemery
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Posted - 07/01/2019 :  12:08:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I put a white wash over the walls (resetting the mortar), then carefully wiped the wash off the top of the stones. That lightened everything up.

Then I picked out individual stones. The result looked a little too much like "polka dots."


So I went over the walls with a very light coat of light neutral grey Pan Pastels, to blend things together.


Much happier with the results! Next step is to insert the windows, then glue the walls together.


There's a nice contrast with the color of the bridge.

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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railman28
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Posted - 07/01/2019 :  12:44:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like your stone color and it is a nice contrast. It will draw the viewers eyes back off the bridge making the scene look bigger. Good Job.

bob


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