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  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
A church
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:14 PM

Hello!

After building a house (you can see it here) I felt like doing another one. I just happened to have a model of a greek orthodox wooden church - I have bought it for my woman, she likes that kind of things. Here's the "kit":

1:100 WAK Saint Dimitriy Church, Piatkowa

And a link to the contents: http://www.sklep.wak.pl/product_info.php?cPath=2_51&products_id=832

So it took me three weeks to build it, which is lightning fast for my building standards. I'm going to frame the base and put an acrylic case over it, but for now it looks like that:

1:100 WAK Saint Dimitriy Church in Piatkowa by Pawel

1:100 WAK Saint Dimitriy Church in Piatkowa by Pawel

1:100 WAK Saint Dimitriy Church in Piatkowa by Pawel

1:100 WAK Saint Dimitriy Church in Piatkowa by Pawel

1:100 WAK Saint Dimitriy Church in Piatkowa by Pawel

1:100 WAK Saint Dimitriy Church in Piatkowa by Pawel

1:100 WAK Saint Dimitriy Church in Piatkowa by Pawel

1:100 WAK Saint Dimitriy Church in Piatkowa by Pawel

1:100 WAK Saint Dimitriy Church in Piatkowa by Pawel

As for the mods/tweaks I have replaced the windows with clear sheet and the insides of the church are painted black. I have used a small CNC laser engraver to cut out the large windows frames and the crosses. The Chinese sell a machine like that for 60$. I have applied the static grass with my homemade 4000 Volt generator. Painted (almost) all the edges with acrylic paints. I have bought a picture frame and used its glass and particle board for the base.

So as always I look forward to your comments, thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:05 PM

Intresting subject and website. Did you do the weathering?

ON THE BENCH

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    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, September 21, 2017 6:06 PM
Very cool!
  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, September 22, 2017 1:50 AM

Hello!

Thanks a lot for your comments!

modelcrazy - while of course you can weather paper models, in this case and in the case of most modern paper models the weathering is already printed on the parts. This kit is particularily nice in this regard.

By the way - here's the photo of the real thing:

St. Dimitriy church in Piatkowa, Poland

Thanks again, and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, September 22, 2017 1:02 PM

OOOh Pawel;

 You're gonna start something here . I like that . Now , would you believe a friend has that model on his train layout ? He went and spent more than eighty hours putting individual shingles on the roof areas ! !   T.B.

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 PM

Hi,

That came out really nice. Smile

Pat

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:25 PM

T.B. - that really sounds like a chore. I was content with the way the parts were printed, just touched them up with acrylic paint in places where the paper egde was showing.

The scale of the model is 1:100, but I guess you could enlarge it to 1:87 (the difference is noticeable). That's the beauty of paper models.

My friend once has built from scratch a model of the train station where his grandpa used to work way back in the sixties. He also glued the individual planks on the water tower, and so on. Here's how it turned out:

1:87 Wysoka rail station by Tomek

Pat - thanks a lot, I'm glad you like it!

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:24 AM

That church is really nice!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, September 24, 2017 2:39 PM

Thanks a lot, Don!

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, October 02, 2017 7:53 AM

Hey Pawel.  This is very well done.  I don't know anything about paper models, but after seeing this, I am curious.   I will be retiring in about 3 1/2 years, and will have more time to try different types of modeling, and this is definitely going to be on my list.

Again, you did a really good job on this!  Thanks for sharing.

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, October 02, 2017 6:01 PM

Hello Dman!

Thanks a lot for your kind words!

Check out the link at the beginnig of this thread - it's jus one of many companies that design paper models in Poland. They are perfect for building on long business trips, where you don't need a large workshop. They are also great for developing scratchbuilding skills. And above all they are also fun to build.

Plus they are cheap, usually pretty big and can be pretty detailed. As you can tell I'm a big fan.

Thanks for dropping by, good luck and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, October 09, 2017 9:56 AM

Hi Pawel !

 Hey  , thank you for being patient with me . I  have that friend with the trains who has that church . He is using different sizes of buildings and objects , to get a forced perspective look . Myself I just am happy to have Modelarz and others . Have a Good day , Please ? T.B.

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