Food for thought on weathered buildings

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Food for thought on weathered buildings

Postby RobM » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:23 pm

I recently came across this modeller/artist. Although French he has a book published…….I treated myself to the book as a Christmas present albeit in German………with my fluent Dutch, 1 year of latin and Google (mmmmm) Translate it is an interesting book if buildings are your forte. Much of his work is 4mm scale.
A couple of links of his work……
http://www.009.cd2.com/members/how_to/nouaillier_a.htm
http://emmanuelnouaillierartworks.blogspot.co.uk
Hope you find some inspiration….
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Re: Food for thought on weathered buildings

Postby Noel » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:07 pm

There are also http://www.militarymodelling.com/news/article/make-it-real-part-1/4083. The link to part 2 is at the bottom of the page. Each picture has links beneath it to other pictures; you can either click on the links or hover the cursor over them to see the other pictures.

A Google search on his name will produce other links. He is undoubtedly a gifted artist, but he uses techniques primarily designed to create models of derelict buildings, or their remains, which may need modification for other people's needs. His approach to replicating the look of old wood which has lost virtually all of its paint is interesting if you model RCH minerals in BR days, but does take time, and practice.

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Re: Food for thought on weathered buildings

Postby jim s-w » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:52 pm

Hi Rob

Already discussed here.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1200&hilit=Westlake

HTH

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Re: Food for thought on weathered buildings

Postby RobM » Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:51 am

jim s-w wrote:Hi Rob

Already discussed here.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1200&hilit=Westlake

HTH

Jim


Thanks Jim…….my ageing brain cells…. :(
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Re: Food for thought on weathered buildings

Postby Re6/6 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:21 am

Some of Emmanuel's first rate work that I snapped a few years ago.

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Re: Food for thought on weathered buildings

Postby Knuckles » Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:42 pm

Bloomin' 'ell. Really impressive stuff.

The rendering effect fallijg off the bricks, the concrete road and the buggered banger scene really are inspiring. Thanks for posting these.
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Re: Food for thought on weathered buildings

Postby LesGros » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:50 am


:thumb An inspirational blog; I wonder, what is the sheet material he is using for the building walls?
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Re: Food for thought on weathered buildings

Postby martin goodall » Mon Feb 15, 2016 5:42 pm

I've always been a huge admirer of Emmanuel Nouaillier's work. This is true artistry.

The buildings he models are run down and scruffy, but models of English buildings tend to err the other way, and often look too neat and tidy.

If you look carefully at old photos, and indeed at some buildings you can still see nowadays, we have had our fair share of buildings in this country that are not in the best state of repair and decoration. It's worth trying to capture that appearance, rather than trying to create a 'perfect' world in miniature.

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Re: Food for thought on weathered buildings

Postby dal-t » Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:20 pm

LesGros wrote:

:thumb An inspirational blog; I wonder, what is the sheet material he is using for the building walls?


The interesting* thing is, feather board (carton plume) is horrendously expensive here in France, so I get mine sent from UK and accept the bent corners. Emmanuel must be not only talented but also pretty well-heeled ...

* on reflection maybe that should be 'frustrating'!
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Re: Food for thought on weathered buildings

Postby jim s-w » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:05 pm

martin goodall wrote:
If you look carefully at old photos, and indeed at some buildings you can still see nowadays, we have had our fair share of buildings in this country that are not in the best state of repair and decoration. It's worth trying to capture that appearance, rather than trying to create a 'perfect' world in miniature.


Some us can only do urban grim Martin. I doubt I could do perfect even if I tried! :)

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Re: Food for thought on weathered buildings

Postby mickeym » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:52 pm

jim s-w wrote:
martin goodall wrote:
If you look carefully at old photos, and indeed at some buildings you can still see nowadays, we have had our fair share of buildings in this country that are not in the best state of repair and decoration. It's worth trying to capture that appearance, rather than trying to create a 'perfect' world in miniature.


Some us can only do urban grim Martin. I doubt I could do perfect even if I tried! :)

Jim


I think you do what you do pretty well !!


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