The oldest and most commonly used form of modelmaking, whose demand should outlive that
of Movie models, where the image is the final aim and can now, thanks to computers, be generated
without models. Architects prefer a real object that you can walk around.
In most cases, all visual aspects of these models are decided prior to construction,
leaving no room for creativity,not even 'dirtying down' to add realism, as most Architectural models
must be kept as clean as possible. But it is a great discipline, certainly with the more complicated
buildings, where order of construction and planning in advance are taught.
1:200 scale Stadium for the Manchester commonwealth games 2002, made from perspex, styrene brass etching. Measures 18" diameter and took 8 weeks to build. Solo effort. Sticking to drawings.
1:200 scale theme park, inspired by the comic-book hero 'Dan Dare' 4'x2' base with mixed plastic media. Rockets are Vacu-metalised then sprayed with translucent lacquers. 12 (100 hour long) weeks. solo effort. Artistic licence with art-deco detailing and colour of same.
1:200 scale proposed (and now under construction) amphitheatre, next to the G-Mex building in Manchester City Center.All perspex and styrene. Solo effort. 4 weeks.
City of light
A fun project for a local school using Ultra-violet sensitive perspex discs and rods. Totally ad-libbed, unheard of in architectural circles. About 1:500 scale. 2 weeks.
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