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Cistercian abbey "Bebenhausen" - 1/87 by Fall
elmarriachi
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 09:01 PM GMT+7
Cistercian abbey "Bebenhausen" - 1/87 by Faller[/u]

a limited special kit for the 70. company anniversary of Gebr. Faller GmbH. A huge kit.... and something completely different.[/i]

The Cistercian abbey "Bebenhausen"



The Cistercian abbey "Bebenhausen" is in Germany, near Tübingen. One of the best preserved abbey from the Middle Ages. It is about 1 hour away from me so that I will make a trip there soon...


The kit



The kit is limited to 1.999 kits and it is a once only production. It is one really huge and heavy kit full of plastic parts. Totally about 1.435 plastic parts, clear foil for the windows, one printed foil for the church window, laser cut material, paper material, .... and the parts are in different colors already, a little bit weathered as it seams.
I have made some photos of the kits parts in the following.

carton 1:









carton 2:










carton 3:











carton 4:











What have I planned? I will give the full kit a new painting. The wall colors of the kit are good, but it is plastic. And it is not 100% the correct color I think. It is too beige, the original one is more grey maybe... and the roof is too red, not brown as the original..... so full painting, weathering ......

Cheers
Micha
elmarriachi
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2016 - 09:01 PM GMT+7
Hello,

I was able to visit the wonderful monastery in reality some days ago, shooting lot of pictures of the building.

Now it is time to start the huge kit. The kit begins with the biggest building - the church of the monastery (which was much bigger in the past I learned).

A bit difficult is the conpleting of the wall-parts which mostly consist of two parts. Some have reinforcements from the backside, others have to be glued edge on edge. I used some thin palstic sheet to strenghen it from the inside.

Also a bit of putty was necessary as there are some visible sinkmarks on some parts.... luckily it won't be visible after the painting.


















Next task - gluing the walls together as fat as possible for the moment.

Cheers
Micha
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2016 - 05:46 PM GMT+7
Awesome kit. Looking forward to more
elmarriachi
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Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 12:55 AM GMT+7
Hello,

the church is glued together now. Some first details on the outside added, some putty was necessar too.











Next step - some further small parts on the outside, then the roof (separately). I will finish the building then after it was painted....

Cheers

Micha
elmarriachi
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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 - 12:29 AM GMT+7
Hello,

the chruch is mostly finished and ready for painting. The roof segments are not glued to the building as well as the belltower which is divided in two parts here, so that the interior could be installed later after the painting.

Multi-part roof and bell tower will be glued on the building later after the painting and after the installing of the windows, lights, ...









Cheers
Micha
Hwa-Rang
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 - 05:48 PM GMT+7
Coming along fine there.
elmarriachi
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Monday, September 05, 2016 - 08:13 PM GMT+7

Hello,

the next building is the summer refectory which is built exactly as the main church of the monastery. Each wall is made of separate parts glued together. I will try to close the visible lines between the parts with some liquid putty and sanding.

Next steps are further details, cornerstones and the separate roof.









Cheers
Micha
elmarriachi
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017 - 02:27 AM GMT+7
Hello,

afters a longer pause I have a small update for you. The 2nd main building is finished for the moment, ready for painting ...















Cheers
Micha
ivanhoe6
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017 - 03:32 AM GMT+7
Sometimes I wish that I didn't give up model railroading and this kit gives me that feeling. Thanks for sharing !