Sunday, 3 September 2017

Aspern-Essling commission. Building base 2 part 1

On to the second Aspern Essling building bases.

The first one was a lot of fun to make and I'm really looking forward to this one as well. The basic design had been sketched out along with the first one and the build principles will basically be the same although there will be more wip posts with this build because (as I mentioned earlier) I will be documenting more work here.

The plan for this one is a bit grander in st than the first and subsequent ones will be simpler. I'm also going to be having a clock tower on the corner, mainly because I fancy building one :-)




These builds all start with a set of elevations, cut from card and use an extensive collection of suitable reference photos that I have gathered over the years. These are all cut by hand because even though this style of building is rather regular, doing it by hand does help to give a more realistic look, rather than a box with right angle corners cut on a laser.





All the basic forms are made and put together with the exception of the roofs which will be kept separate (to help with painting etc). Certain details are also left until later depending on how integral they are to the main build.

 The next phase will be the timbering and although it will take a while it is quite relaxing.

ttfn

4 comments:

  1. Looking good so far... I like the way you lay out the base for the building...

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    1. Thanks, I think if I just 'went for it' I'd run out of space so this certainly helps get everything just right.

      cheers

      James

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  2. Your buildings are some of the finest I've ever seen!
    Do you use just standard card for these structures?

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

      It depends on what mood I'm in. Sometimes it's just hand cut card (of varying thicknesses), sometimes it's lasered acrylic or card, sometimes it's foamboard. It also depends on what sort of job; modern buildings tend to look better with modern materials etc.

      cheers

      James

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