Wednesday, 22 September 2010

The Wealden House

The second 'Museum Quality' 28mm building is this 'Wealden House', this time based on Bayleaf from the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum. The master is now with Dave and once again in the process of being moulded and cast in resin. I would expect the resin model to be on sale very soon.

The first photo shows the finished master (with thatch roof).

The next five images show work-in-progress and internal detailing.

Here you can see the alternative tiled roof master.

And finally - the finished model.

Since visiting the Weald and Downlands Museum, see; link I have had the opportunity to study the actual building and I have modelled the master model with many of the damaged and problem areas in an attempt to include the imperfections as close to the original as possible.

The alternative thatch/tile roof options will add to the variety. In addition I have also modelled the toilet extension that is evident on the museum building, this may be included in the finished resin model!

Once again, modelling to this higher detail has seen my modelling skills improve and I would hope that I can maintain this improvement throughout the total range.


Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The Merchant's House

This is the first of a range of 'Museum Quality' 28mm buildings designed by me and cast in resin by Grand Manner.

In an attempt to improve my modelling skills I have firstly, added a full and accurate interior and secondly, attempted to model the Merchant's House, Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove as accurately as possible, including repairs, damage and all the unique features of the original building.

The next four images show work-in-progress, from bare plastic frame to completed model.

In building this 'master' I have called upon a number of reference sources, including a visit and day of sketching at the open air museum. for anyone interested the building which originally stood in Bromsgrove town centre was moved and re-built at the museum in 1967. Full details can be found at; link

This was one of the most satisfying master models I have ever produced, taking a great deal of time to attempt as near as possible a 100% accurate reproduction. I hope you agree.

Details of the 28mm model can be found at; link - at this time there is no quoted price.