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 Posted: Sat Dec 12th, 2015 04:20 pm
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After 45 plus years of modelling I finally decided to have a go at this - the old Tintagel Post Office - which is one of the strangest looking buildings I have ever seen and, still standing after the first stone was laid 600 years ago, it remains much the same albeit substantially propped up in places and, at one time, was left to fall into serious disrepair - and it wasn't always a post office but some kind of manor house.

The model was worked up from a rather unfavourable three quarter angle photograph so I didn't expect to arrive at the true dimensions but when Peter Kern somehow super imposed a photo of my model over the picture ( just don't ask me how he done that ! ) I was just slightly out on the roof hiegth which has absolutely nothing to do with skill but everything to do with luck and desperation !

Anyway, here are a few pictures.

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 Posted: Sat Dec 12th, 2015 04:28 pm
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And some blurred gardening...









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I was there about 12 years ago, we picked up a print of a painting done in the early 1900s, only differences are no stone wall surrounding it and the chimneys look a little slimmer and don't have the stepped taper; the roof was also somewhat more dilapidated  by the look of it!



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Just as we have come to expect Allan- brilliant :thumbs.

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Brilliant Allan - as Pete says, just as we've come to expect.  I love the sagging roof ridge - bet that made your maths a bit difficult ....:roll:  In fact, how did you do it ?

It looks a little out of place surrounded by all those modern houses in shot #4 but I expect the planners knew what they were doing ................:mutley



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Here's a second shot at Tintagel Post Office built out of Wills Stone Sheets - SSMP 200- seen set into an imaginary street scene.

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Petermac wrote: Brilliant Allan - as Pete says, just as we've come to expect.  I love the sagging roof ridge - bet that made your maths a bit difficult ....:roll:  In fact, how did you do it ?

It looks a little out of place surrounded by all those modern houses in shot #4 but I expect the planners knew what they were doing ................:mutley


Wonky roofes, as the missus calls them, can be a little bit awkward as you need to cut the ridge line wonky which makes the tiling a little difficult so when you near the top it's a question of 'opening  out  and closing up' the courses to suit the rise and fall of the ridge line.

But with a little practice it's not that difficult. 

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Here's the original picture that the model was worked up from and the second picture shows it photoshopped
 into its natural setting by Peter Kern.

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Superb modelling of a building I know very well. It would certainly present some challenges with its sagging roof line and not a true nor plumb wall anywhere.



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Being a Cornish man still living here you have done us proud with this model of a building we are very proud of.

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It took a week to build where one day alone was spent trying to guesstimate  the dimensions which were quite challenging to say the least as nothing appears as uniformal. And what those chimneys are all about I have no idea but that was one of the  main attractions in the first place.

Since it was never always used as a Post Office I never bothered with the built in letter box but not because I didn't want to, but because I didn't know how to make one !

The model now belongs to Chris Liegh who knows the building well.

The second model of it is still available.

Allan.

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