December 10th, 2010, 12:13 pm
Firsly, mods - I'm not sure if I'm allowed to link to ebay auctions or not (I did have a hunt through various rules on the site and couldn't see anything). Apologies if we're not, and please feel free to mod this as necessary (it's not my auction I hasten to add! Although in this case, I wish it was).
The main reason for posting this is simply because I stumbled across it today, and thought it was a stunning piece of modelling work so thought others may love to see it too.
I'll only include 1 image here for now as I expect it will stop working shortly after the auction ends, but personally the attention to detail blew me away:
December 10th, 2010, 3:26 pm
Wow.. that took some effort! Bet it sells for a pretty penny.
December 10th, 2010, 4:18 pm
It sure is fab. Probably one of the nicest I've seen.
I'd love to have a go at making one, but that will have to wait a few years
There's some more pics but I can't link to them as it's on a certain auction site (no, it's not me selling it sadly), so I've included some more pics below:
(check out Hagrids hut and the little pumpkins!!!)
(The little view perspective is awesome)
December 14th, 2010, 4:25 pm
Very nice model
I took a stab at it myself in HO scale with my local modular railroad club <www.marrsweb.org>
December 20th, 2010, 5:27 pm
That is really good, what's it made from?
December 21st, 2010, 1:34 am
My model is scratch built primarily of balsa and poplar dowels. The main cylindrical tower is a 4” piece of PVC pipe with a standard collar fitting.
I made a single wood master of some features (dormer windows, courtyard wall panels…) and reproduced with room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) molds and casting resin. I achieved a nice texture on the buildings by making a large RTV “stamp” from a sheet of stone texture styrene and used a scrapbookers solution of embossing ink and powder. It gave me a very nice stone wall texture.
The mountain is 5 layers of 2” housing insulation foam covered in a tough plaster-like material and rock castings. The lake is plywood with a little latex caulk, latex paint and a heavy layer of artist’s gloss gel applied with a coarse sponge
May 19th, 2011, 12:33 pm
Here are a couple more shots of hogwarts...
I'm working on Hogsmeade Station now
June 21st, 2011, 4:37 pm