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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 05:15 AM GMT+7

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I think you captured the worn away paint look quite well, Jerry.

Cheers,
James


Yeah, it has that gnarly old oil paint pealing look that I remember all too well from my youth … when my dad used to make me scrape that crap off the fence!

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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 03:01 AM GMT+7
I think you captured the worn away paint look quite well, Jerry.

Cheers,
James
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 02:54 PM GMT+7
I have not been idle,just not many pics lately. Here is my very first attempt at the hair spray method. A learning experience for sure. The painting is still underway on the hinges,etc. This is the carpenters' building.
J

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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 03:40 AM GMT+7

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This is off-topic, but the building pictured in my last post has been built on the site of a ancient charnel-house...

http://www.normandythenandnow.com/walking-with-death-l-aitre-saint-maclou-in-rouen/

Unfortunately I've just found out that the carpenter's sign is a fake, used for a TV movie in 2001 (it was too good to be true )...

http://rouen.blogs.com/photo/2008/07/triste-constata.html

H.P.



Wow !! That is quite some story ! This is the kind of stuff I spent almost every free weekend while I lived in Europe searching for. I have lost all my photos but the experience lives in my head (so far) and I will always be grateful for the Army because that ws the vehicle by which I got to live my dream of seeing Europe.
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 08:33 PM GMT+7
This is off-topic, but the building pictured in my last post has been built on the site of a ancient charnel-house...

http://www.normandythenandnow.com/walking-with-death-l-aitre-saint-maclou-in-rouen/

Unfortunately I've just found out that the carpenter's sign on it is a fake, used for a TV movie in 2001 (it was too good to be true )...

http://rouen.blogs.com/photo/2008/07/triste-constata.html

H.P.
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 02:36 PM GMT+7

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Here's another option. According to this sign, the owner also sells padded coffins




This old shop can be seen in Rouen, Normandy...

H.P.



That is so cool on many levels. I am a big fan of buildings and walls and castles from the middle ages so this is nice nice nice.
I am too far along with this building though,to change it or I would use this as a guide. From the period and also the current pics of this area of town I can tell the buildings at the south side of the gate area were demolished either by the previous air raids or by the brief combat for the gate. So I know it was "along the city wall" from Meyers' quote and also a carpenters' shop from the MG gunners report. But these houses are gone. So I must use conjecture and the pic Sean posted of another part of town is a good example to begin with so I used that. Your new pic here is much more interesting though and may end up in another dio !
J
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 09:52 AM GMT+7
Here's another option. According to this sign, the owner also sells padded coffins




This old shop can be seen in Rouen, Normandy...

H.P.
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 08:09 AM GMT+7

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You're welcome Jerry. I wish I could have found a period picture showing it "in situ"...

To say the truth, this sign looks too be quite small (only 2 meter long) to be put on a facade...It rather reminds me of the kind of sign that can be hung to commercial vehicles, like a stake truck.

H.P.



That may be. But remember,I think back in those days and still pretty much like today,you guys over there have used much smaller and more tasteful signs compared to us. We like big, huge and sometimes very hideous signs all over the place.
I see your sign has about 6 holes for mounting screws and so it can't be for a hanging sign,but rather is bolted to something,as you say maybe a vehicle or even the front of the biz.
J
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 06:39 AM GMT+7
You're welcome Jerry. I wish I could have found a period picture showing it "in situ"...

To say the truth, this sign looks to be quite small (only 2 meter long) to be put on a facade...It rather reminds me of the kind of sign that can be hung to commercial vehicles, like a stake truck.

H.P.
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 06:28 AM GMT+7

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You mean something like this ?





Full size

Height 12,4" / 31,5 cm
Length 78,7" / 200 cm
Depth 0,7" / 2 cm

;)

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And that right there my friend,is why you are so awesome ! Not only a carpenters' sign but one that is actually from the Falaise/Calvados region ! How does an answer get any more perfect ?? Answer=It doesn't !
I now wonder if it is in my meager computer skill set to be able to shrink and print this image and attach it to a scale sign. Probably not,so I will have to resort to free hand once again.
Wonderful post man,just wonderful. Thanks as always buddy.
J
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 06:16 AM GMT+7
You mean something like this ?





Full size

Height 12,4" / 31,5 cm
Length 78,7" / 200 cm
Depth 0,7" / 2 cm

On a side note you can still find people named Ebrault in the Falaise area

H.P.
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 05:45 AM GMT+7
Dear Frenchie French guys,
I was wondering if it was normal for a carpentry shop/biz to have advirts for the business on the building occupies ?

J
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Posted: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 - 02:37 AM GMT+7
Very very useful pics for sure. There are a few 1/35 streetcar kits now available and these pics are great refs for that kind of thing. The wires and insulators are a bit more hefty than the ones for domiciles it seems. The private electric sources seem to be like the small ones half way down on the pole to the right in your first pic.
Great pics,thanks a bunch !
J
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 10:07 PM GMT+7
Thanks for the welcome Jerry, here are some of the images from Oradour.

General street view with overhead cables, the highest are the domestic supply and the lower cables are power for the electric trams/street cars.



Three shots of different insulators around the town




Hopefully these might be of some use to you or anyone else who sees them.

Steve
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 06:36 AM GMT+7

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Jerry,

This is really looking nice! Studying your work and soaking up all the details is inspiring to me. Thank you for the great posts.

vr,

Tim



Hey thanks Tim !
I appreciate the nice comments,
J
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 04:21 AM GMT+7
Jerry,

This is really looking nice! Studying your work and soaking up all the details is inspiring to me. Thank you for the great posts.

vr,

Tim
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 02:35 AM GMT+7

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Talking about the pole, I wonder if the square frame at the top would be similar to the one shown in this other Falaise picture :



Full size

H.P.



New guy checking in and loving your work Jerry.
The frame and insulators in the picture above look very similar to those that you can still see in Oradour-sur-Glane which as you'll know was left untouched after the massacre on June 10th 1944.
Google will give you plenty of images of Oradour but if you want some closer shots of the electrical cables, carriers, frames, insulators etc, I have photos from two trips there in 2013 and 14.
I can't figure out how to add the photos, might be because i'm new, but more than happy to email if you think they might be useful.

Steve



Steve,
First off,welcome to the peanut gallery as we like to call it here.
Nice to see fresh blood arriving. I think I am good to go on the style of pole and frame. Maybe a close up of one of the glass insulators would be nice. I looked at all my Panzerwreck issues from Normandy and that,plus the excellent intel provided by my good buddies from my French Connection gives me some very good ideas for what I need to do.
As always,I am walking a fine line between wanting to nail the history but also not get completely overwhelmed with details so that I loose interest because the time stretches out building everything.
That being said,it is still fascinating to me concerning all these details because I am loving history probably more than the building of the models and figs,etc.
Thanks for the proffered help my new friend. I think you will have to go the photo posting service website route in order to post any pics on this site though. I just switched from Photobucket to Imgur and it works great so far.
J
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Posted: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 01:45 AM GMT+7

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Talking about the pole, I wonder if the square frame at the top would be similar to the one shown in this other Falaise picture :



Full size

H.P.



New guy checking in and loving your work Jerry.
The frame and insulators in the picture above look very similar to those that you can still see in Oradour-sur-Glane which as you'll know was left untouched after the massacre on June 10th 1944.
Google will give you plenty of images of Oradour but if you want some closer shots of the electrical cables, carriers, frames, insulators etc, I have photos from two trips there in 2013 and 14.
I can't figure out how to add the photos, might be because i'm new, but more than happy to email if you think they might be useful.

Steve
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 07:11 AM GMT+7
Thanks Mike,for the words of support !
J
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 03:45 AM GMT+7
Glad to hear ‘Elbe’ is still a go. However, this piece is really cool and keeping my interest as well!

Cheers!🍺
—mike
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2017 - 03:34 AM GMT+7
Greg,Maarten and Ven,
Thanks for the kind words and remarks and yes,the big refugee dio is on hold so I don't start rushing things just to finish it. Plus,this gives me a chance to practice on other stuff,like groundwork and buildings,
J
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 05:09 PM GMT+7
Coming along nicely

Cheers!
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 10:50 AM GMT+7
I really enjoy watching your fine work ,
All the details and the story it tells.

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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 08:59 AM GMT+7
Is the Ford mega people project on Hiatus?
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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2017 - 08:01 AM GMT+7
Tree isn't done. It's just the trunk right now. The Maultier is in fact the Ford version.
J