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    Museum Stuff

    These are a couple of bits I did end of 2009/beginning of 2010. Both were for a new London visitor centre/exhibition.

    The "Architectual Jigsaw" is a set of buildings that you have to arrange to re-create Christopher Wren's original design.

    Museum Stuff

    Museum Stuff

    The masters were assembled from laser-cut elevations and cast up in Task 15, which is a really durable high impact resin... so they are actually indestructable

    I also made a model of the interior of a lost Tudor Chapel, based on a historian's sketch. Apologies for poor photography - the model is housed behind glass in a dark alcove

    Museum Stuff

    Museum Stuff

    Museum Stuff

    This one was pretty much an exercise in laser-cutting. The deadline was pretty tight and I was off on holiday as well. It was good though - Once I had it drawn up it pretty much flew together. Also it's bolted together rather than glued, so it's completely disassemble-able (I've done historical stuff before - there's always a bit of tinkering to do when you ask the historians to sign it off )

    There's a bit of a hoo-har about posting stuff online atm, so no wips right now - these pictures were taken whilst wearing my "joe public" hat

    Thoughts welcome

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    Historical miniatures well done are very cool! As is this one. Amazing to think that before the advent of movies etc these dioramas would travel around and be a great source of education and entertainment. Nice work Mate.

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    Yeah I thought diorama's were a sort of extinct artform. But glad to see that someone is keeping it up as I find them amazing, checking out each little detail that catches my eye. Cheers

    So, where will your imagination take you today?...
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    Cheers guys, it was a great model to be able to make - a little more time on it would have been nice though

    It's funny you mention the travelling diorama thing - the Jigsaw piece has a portable double that I think they plan on taking round the country to shows and events etc...

    One last pic that I forgot I had - It has my mate Ray in it ( )... but it does give the chapel a bit of scale:
    Museum Stuff

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    Really nice work. Don't you just hate dead-lines? They sap the artistic process, and I have found that most of them are just a way to pressure the artist for some unknown reason,{ I think thats called oppression,} Can't have us creative types just running around unchecked.
    Great job!

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    i would like to say thank you to ray also, for opening the flap so we can see such wonderful work! bravo sir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mah ' Crub View Post
    Really nice work. Don't you just hate dead-lines? They sap the artistic process, and I have found that most of them are just a way to pressure the artist for some unknown reason,{ I think thats called oppression,} Can't have us creative types just running around unchecked.
    Great job!

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    I dunno - yeah they suck.. but at the same time "running around unchecked" for me involves procrastinating and getting sidetracked. I do all my best work when my life is at stake

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    i would like to say thank you to ray also, for opening the flap so we can see such wonderful work! bravo sir
    I'll pass it on next time I see him, and thanks!

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    I popped down to London again last weekend and this time managed to infiltrate the Museum of London and track down some forgotten relics.

    This one is a touchable (read: Indestructible) life size WW2 children's gas mask. Sculpted in plastiline, moulded in silicone, cast in polyurethane. (I got to measure up an original - which was amazing, it was in near-perfect condition.)

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    I also worked on a children's play-table - based on 1930s-ish London it has pushable resin vehicles that move along slots. The masters for the vehicles were mostly cad/laser jobs, although there are a couple of bits of sculpting and more traditional sand-and-fill in there. I also did the phone box, which was cad and laser (again... it's quick). Duplicates were then cast up in coloured fast cast.

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    The play table also includes other elements - if you press one button a train in a tunnel motors round, and if you press others, little sewer scenes and sounds light up. The men who shovel poo were re-sculpted on 1980s Preiser backpackers and the rat was just dead quick.

    Museum Stuff

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    Hopefully I'll clear some wips at some point, but for now this shaky low-light poo will have to do

    I actually learnt a fair deal from both of these, and they were fun things to work on... Well, the playtable will be the one I remember though - thanks to this bad-boy (*gore) and got me an instant 2 week holiday

    ....So up until that point it was fun.

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    wowo thease are great ! this one > interior of a lost Tudor Chapel < lol i want one in my house !

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    A couple of projects I have worked on have opened to the public, and are beginning to surface on the internets, so I thought I'd start sneakily posting some links.

    One is a museum in Liverpool - the model sits in front of a massive window that overlooks the actual buildings… so no pressure to be accurate (The buildings are me)
    Museum Stuff
    Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/5499698...57627114221239

    Museum Stuff
    Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/5499698...57627114221239

    Museum Stuff
    Source: http://www.myliverpoolforum.org/view...t=7123&p=98636

    Hopefully I'll be able to get some better/my own pictures at some point now the museum is open.

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    Mike....the stuff looks great.....I remember this thread from before, and it's even better now. BUT HEY, that's a pretty nasty cut...how'd you do that....no...don't tell me....you were opening a can of Russian caviar on the deck of your yacht while coming about.???? And there was a tall brunett involved....am I right?


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    Yacht and brunette.. yeah, that was pretty much it

    All healed now, apart from the scar and some sensation - thankfully all the useful stuff was unaffected


    (mehamgul101 is a spammer, isn't he...)

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    Wow these are awesome what are your buildings made of ?? and please say you don't hand sculpt the buildings

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    Thanks!

    As with most things I make, these are built from laser-cut perspex. Working from photo reference, I drew up the buildings in AutoCAD, then generated components so I could build up each building face from layers of cut perspex. Cut the components out, layered them up around a footplate and a top plate (thicker laser-cut perspex), hopefully all the pieces fit together perfectly (ie: I've added the correct distance to cover the material thickness onto the ones that overlap on the corners etc..). The towers and weird bits were more complex, but based on the same basic principle.

    Bit of a sand, bit of a fill, splash of paint, job done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeMakesModels View Post
    These are a couple of bits I did end of 2009/beginning of 2010. Both were for a new London visitor centre/exhibition.

    The "Architectual Jigsaw" is a set of buildings that you have to arrange to re-create Christopher Wren's original design.

    The masters were assembled from laser-cut elevations and cast up in Task 15, which is a really durable high impact resin... so they are actually indestructable

    I also made a model of the interior of a lost Tudor Chapel, based on a historian's sketch. Apologies for poor photography - the model is housed behind glass in a dark alcove

    This one was pretty much an exercise in laser-cutting. The deadline was pretty tight and I was off on holiday as well. It was good though - Once I had it drawn up it pretty much flew together. Also it's bolted together rather than glued, so it's completely disassemble-able (I've done historical stuff before - there's always a bit of tinkering to do when you ask the historians to sign it off )

    There's a bit of a hoo-har about posting stuff online atm, so no wips right now - these pictures were taken whilst wearing my "joe public" hat

    Thoughts welcome
    you sculpted my university!! hey hey!!!

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    Fantastic buildings!

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    Ta!

    Someone sent me a link to quite a cool one:

    Museum Stuff
    Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alancookson/5961226181/




    Also starting to find a few pictures of another job I was on, this time it was going to an aquarium in Istanbul - all the famous and notable people's houses around the Bosporus. I didn't build all of these by myself, but I did produce the CAD to a level where it was a slot-together laser-cut/cnc-routed kit that would (hopefully) let the other modelmakers to put them together at a rate of knots

    The tree/cityscape behind them was then the biggest Photoshop file I've ever created Something like 35 metres of photo-montaged buildings and trees if I recall correctly...

    Museum Stuff
    Museum Stuff
    Source: http://berceste.blogspot.com/2011/06...-akvaryum.html

    Museum Stuff
    Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gurayde...n/photostream/

    Museum Stuff
    Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayihan...n/photostream/

    (I'll admit I had some reservations about this one, but now it's all cleaned up, lit with proper lighting and filled with fish - the whole aquarium setup looks absolutely stunning!)

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    Fantastic - clicked on some related images and stumbled across a Flickr treasure trove

    Finally some less fish-centric pics

    Museum Stuff
    Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mertalp/6744171595

    Museum Stuff
    Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mertalp/6744176647

    Museum Stuff
    Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mertalp/6744166621

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