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30 March 2016

Dover Priory Low relief frontage

I'm so lucky I have a patient customer for this one.

I've actually been at this for 4 months now - and it's not that it's actually taking me that long to build it, but that various factors have interrupted, being extremely busy with work, the evening design job getting frantic, but perhaps most impactingly, becoming completely disenchanted with the model and losing my modelling mojo, as it were.

But now I'm back and really getting into it.

This is very much a work in progress and there will be a canopy to go with it (I insanely persuaded my customer that he needed me to build it - talk about a rod for my own back...)

Anyway, I hope you like it

11 comments:

  1. This is fantastic work, Lee. The details are very telling and everything hangs together in a way that just oozes authenticity. I hope it's not another year until you post again, I want to see this finished! We're both very lucky that we have patient customers, but this will be worth the wait.

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    1. Morning Iain,
      I agree, it arrived 10 prior to Christmas.
      I am cutting the original platform for a fit this weekend.
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    2. Looking forward to seeing it in position :)

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  2. Well you may have got disenchanted with it at one point but it's looking really good.

    I'm not usually a fan of photo backscenes that show buildings etc. (sky and rolling hills are okay) as they always look too flat. Having said that you absolutely nailed it with the photo used in the doorway (3rd picture). At a quick glance I thought the model was a lot deeper than it really is. The perspective and colouring just seamlessly melds with the model. Seriously well done!

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  3. Absolutely fantastic work Lee, the colouring, detail and everything is just superb. You really nailed it with that second photo with the view through to the car park.
    Brilliant mate.

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    1. Cheers Al!
      This has really been a hard project for me

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  4. Wow, this is some seriously good modelling 110%

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  5. How did you do the gates they look excellent?

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    1. The gates were all etched brass elements, augmented with plasticard

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    2. For a minute there I thought I was getting notification of a new post. Are you still modelling as I did enjoy seeing your work when you blogged before -- you and Iain stopping blogging was a real loss.

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    3. Hi Mark - sorry about that - I too mourn the loss of Iain from the modelling work, but our loss is the Mine Exploring's gain.
      I am still modelling -yes! I just don't have time to blog about it - I've done so much that it would take me months to go back and document.

      If you have a Twitter account - check me out https://twitter.com/bilbobarneybobs

      I'm on Instagram too as Lee_Robinson_Model_Maker

      if you find me, come say hello

      Who knows, one of these days I may come back and post something new

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