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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

La Folie du Parc de Bagatelle ( construction of the prototype)


The project I am working now is a little bit out of my “comfort zone” so it takes more time than my previous projects to build and assemble the different parts.

First, I built one of the walls but in the end, I found out that the door was far too big for 1/12 scale so I started again.

The second difficulty comes from the curved walls on each side. The material I used was too thick and didn’t bend easily so I had to start again in a thinner version. Now I am working on the cornices. Straight cornices are not too difficult to do but curved ones are harder to do.

The next step will be the roof.

My friend Alison will soon start designing the sculpted elements and make molds to duplicate them.


Here are a few pictures of the first prototype: 





38 comments:

  1. It is looking fantastic. You are doing a beautiful job.
    Thinking about it now and looking at the original building, I can see that it could have four sides (rather then being open in the back) and be totally enclosed. The front could just lift off, between the rounded sides of course.

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    1. You're right Catherine, the building I am working on has 4 sides, so 4 doors and 4 curved walls.... But the back door will be different, I'll put mirror not glass so that the wall at the back inside can be used to put a fireplace or a painting, but from the outside it'll look like a door and from the inside like a wall

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  2. Bonjour Patrick,
    Quel magnifique projets. Avec deux artiste talentueux qui collaborent, je suis certain que ce sera un autre chef d'oeuvre.
    A bientôt,
    Giac

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    1. Merci de tes messages, Giac, c'est toujours avec grand plaisir que je suis aussi ton travail et tes modifications de decor.

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  3. Beautiful. I can't get over those curved walls and how the arched windows echo them.

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    1. Thank you Sheila. Yes, the proportions of this building and the details of the sculptures are very elegant.

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  4. Très réussi, tu peux être satisfait. J'attends la suite...
    Geneviève

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    1. Chere Genevieve, sois patiente car ce projet risque de me prendre plus de temps que prevu. On se voit au SIMP?

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    2. Bien sur qu'on se verra au SIMP.
      Geneviève

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  5. Wow!!!! It will be fantastic!!
    I'm curious when it's done :o)

    Greetings

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    1. Then you may have to wait a little while as I think this buiklding will take me more time than the big houses I usually build, LOL

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  6. Looks great Patrick. A certain amount of frustration in finding the right materials, construction techniques and proportions, but an enormous amount of satisfaction when it works. Well done!

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    1. Yes, Shannon, this building offers a certain amount of challenges to beat but I think I'll manage ...with time and imagination.

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  7. Wow! It is looking wonderful! I admire your dedication to getting the shapes and proportions right! Keep up the great work! I look forward to seeing the decorations!

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    1. Thank you, but there is still a long way to go before I can start thinking about the interior

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  8. It is going to be beautiful! Watching with interest.

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    1. Thank you Megan. I'm going slowly now with the roof....

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  9. Je suis admirative ,rien n'est laissé au hasard. Il me tarde de voir le travail de la toiture!!!!!
    Bonne journée!!
    Isabelle

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    1. Merci Isabelle, oui, la toiture est un gros morceau. Un peu difficile a executer mais je devrais y arriver avec du temps et pas mal d'essayages.....

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  10. Magnifique projet, je suis emballé car j'adore particulièrement ce genre d'architecture. Je comprends qu'il prenne du temps, aussi je patienterai calmement avant de découvrir la suite.
    Bon travail Patrick

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    1. Merci Jean Claude. Les cotes n'etaient pas trop durs a realiser mais les corniches et la toiture.... c'est un casse tete a faire. Je n'en suis qu'aux essais en carton. Mais ca avance un peu chaque weekend....

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  11. I absolutely love it! I can't wait to see more details. The curved walls are such a challenge, but they're also what makes it great. I'm building my first dollhouse since I was a teenager and a kit is quite challenging enough for me for now! One day I hope to make something as beautiful as you.

    Caroline
    www.tinynewworld.com

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    1. Thank you Caroline, I wish you the best with your first dollhouse. You see, you'll ge addicted too.....

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  12. I can tell that you are enjoying the challenges Patrick and I already know that with your level of skill that this is going to be one Spectacular building by the time you've completed it- Keep it coming! :)

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    1. Hello Elizabeth. Yes, I like challenges and solving problems but this time, I have to think a lot before I cut pieces and even though, sometimes the result is not what I expected.... So I go very slowly on that project.

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  13. Que gran comienzo! se ve impresionante.
    Besos.

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  14. very successful, you can be satisfied. I'm waiting for what's next...
    geneviève

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    1. Thanks a lot, Genevieve. I'll try to post some new pictures soon if I have time to work on the roof.

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  15. le début promet une très belle réalisation . je suis sure que vous allez faire une jolie merveille . bon courage pour les moulures en courbe .on attend la suite avec impatience .

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    1. Merci Catherine. Oui, ces moulures et les raccords entre les differents morceaux sont un veritable casse-tete pour moi qui n'est pas tres doue avec les angles s'ils ne sont pas "droits" mais je pense y arriver.... Apres, le toit, un autre challenge...

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  16. Magnificent!! I am so very looking forward to seeing more!

    Cheers!
    Carrie

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  17. Thanks Carrie. Too bad I don't have too much time to work on it, only a few hours at weekends. But it will be completed for sure.

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  19. Le pavillon est déjà magnifique. Je suis très curieux des prochaines étapes de ce merveilleux projet! Je vous souhaite bonne chance avec ce beau travail.

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