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thehawk02 Aug 2017 10:31 p.m. PST


models of real structures for dnd and historicals

needs a few more backers to get the gate tower at Riquewihr unlocked

a link to Riquewihr on wikipedia
click on the pics to see the real buildings

45thdiv03 Aug 2017 4:16 a.m. PST

Those are nice, but the timber looks like it is sunken with the plaster sticking out. Maybe it's just an optical illusion.

bsrlee03 Aug 2017 5:15 a.m. PST

I fear 45thdiv is correct, the timber frames are recessed on the demo models – check the painted examples as shadows are less of a problem. It could be fixed by re-doing all the files in a CAD program, but will the vendors do this or just leave it to the customers to fix everything?

Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member03 Aug 2017 5:49 a.m. PST

I don't have time to Google right now, but living in Germany for about 15 years, I'm sure I saw all kinds of different Fachwerkhaus variety, timber recessed in facade, flush with facade and projecting from it.

Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member03 Aug 2017 9:52 a.m. PST

Having said that … the more I look at the renders, the stranger they do in fact seem to me?

Fridericus03 Aug 2017 11:30 a.m. PST

In fact historical German (ans Alsassian) timber frame houses usually have recessed timber. The idea was to prevent rain water creeping between the timber and plaster filling, making the wood rot more quickly. Only when they started filling the timber frames with bricks the style changed in the 19th cantury.

45thdiv05 Aug 2017 7:14 a.m. PST

On the one house they have the original building and the model building side by side, the timber frame does not match. If anything, the timber is flush with the plaster in the original. I've only seen English buildings and they seemed to be either flush or standing out.

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