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Re: Simply magnificent

September 30 2016 at 3:40 PM
Dan Taylor  (Login Dan-Taylor)
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Response to Simply magnificent

Hello Andy
Very good to hear that you are enjoying the build. I may try and get it to the London MAFVA show on 15th Oct if I can make it secure. As to your questions -

1 There are going to be some soldiers standing about maybe recovering kit and keeping a wary eye out lest the Germans return. There will also be some battle detritus, chiefly from the building on the corner to the left. And there are a couple of architectural features to add - there was a low ornamental chain surround to the area in front of the Mairie and a couple of street lamp pillars (the lamps appear to have been removed). I don't want to overcrowd it and I'm not too worried about leaving areas empty as that can tell a story too.

2 I've been debating what to do with the background and a tromp l'oeil may well work. Having trunkated the Mairie, it would depend on where I thought the perfect viewing point would be to get some form of perspective. If you don't get that sort of thing right it can look very wrong.

All the best


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