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 Post subject: Building Belle's Village
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:28 pm 
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While waiting for LEDs on the Grand Canyon, I am starting to model Belle's village from Beauty and the Beast. The first thing to do is to figure out an appropriate scale. I want the buildings to appear as "full size" G scale buildings, but I do not want to overpower the small space that I have reserved for the village. These foam core mock-ups are being used to see what the village will look like.

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Here is a view with the castle in the background.

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Here are the pieces for the flower shop tower cut out of 11/32 plywood.

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Here is the rough fit.

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Here is the technique for the half timber; 3/16" wood for timbers and magic sculp for plaster

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 Post subject: Re: Building Belle's Village
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 Post subject: Re: Building Belle's Village
PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:46 am 
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Dave Sheegog wrote:

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Say Dave, are these your mock-up cut-outs along the Rivers of America?

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:D (Just kidding, your mock-up buildings just remind me of these cut-outs being moved around the Rivers of America while they're refurbishing it)


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 Post subject: Re: Building Belle's Village
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IDMT129 wrote:
I want you all to notice how clean Dave's garage is.

That is not the first thing I noticed. The first think I noticed was the engineering plotter!

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 Post subject: Re: Building Belle's Village
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S. Towler wrote:
Just kidding, your mock-up buildings just remind me of these cut-outs being moved around the Rivers of America while they're refurbishing it


Sam,

Where do get all these behind the scenes shots?


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 Post subject: Re: Building Belle's Village
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 Post subject: Re: Building Belle's Village
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Dave Sheegog wrote:
S. Towler wrote:
Just kidding, your mock-up buildings just remind me of these cut-outs being moved around the Rivers of America while they're refurbishing it


Sam,

Where do get all these behind the scenes shots?


That one I just got off of MiceChat, which is actually not behind-the-scenes.


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Dave that looks excellent! I don't know if you would like any other reference material or not. Disney made Belle's Village in miniature for Disneyland Paris' Storybook land ride. Here is a link to a video of that ride on you tube if you are interested in see how they layed it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMkC6zRnt2w

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Dave that looks excellent! I don't know if you would like any other reference material or not. Disney made Belle's Village in miniature for Disneyland Paris' Storybook land ride. Here is a link to a video of that ride on you tube if you are interested in see how they layed it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMkC6zRnt2w

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Thanks Ron. The photos for my mock ups came from the Paris attraction. Since that time a friend has provided the ceramic miniatures as seen in the photo to use as reference.


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 Post subject: Re: Building Belle's Village
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Well, thank goodness that I just literally bought one of those waterproof rubberize keyboards for my computer and am using it right now. It will successfully deflect any and all of my drool as you work on this incredible new addition and post photos here of the progress.

I'm a big fan of Beauty and the Beast so I love your choice of it as your new expansion. :) I can't wait to see how much you put my large scale modeling abilities to absolute shame...once again! :D

I also noticed how clean your garage was in that one photo. I take it that you're not a classic or antique car buff. Us guys are rather notorious for having messy garages...but spotlessly clean vehicles! :D

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