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 Posted: Thu Dec 22nd, 2016 09:16 pm
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I've managed to grab a little modelling time this afternoon, just enough to fit the ends and give a coating of primer and the basic colour coat to the A/C units. Just a few details to add to them now:
 


I've also discovered that the building (with All Bar One on the ground floor) that I've been making a representation of, is called Fielden House and is scheduled for demolition to be replaced with another tower block that will incorporate appartments and retail outlets. http://moderngov.sou...ls.aspx?ID=4919

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I'm away from home for a few days so unable to do any modelling. But it has enabled me to do some research and think about the next building project. Consequently I've decided that I might make the Barrowboy and Banker pub as the next modelling effort. It's a substantial, former Bank Chambers, building just on the south side of London Bridge at 6 - 10 Borough High Street. When I get home I'll post up a photo.

It's only been a pub since Fullers bought it (about 15 years ago IIRC) but a simple bit of online research has revealed that it's a 19th century grade II listed building that become the first ever NatWest bank in 1970 when National Provincial Bank and Westminster Bank merged. It shouldn't be too hard to deck it out as a bank rather than a pub. Unfortunately I can't start on the model as I'm away for a few days, but at least I'll be able to do a bit more research and some planning.

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Here's a pic of the pub in 2009:



The church to the left behind is Southwark cathedral, to the right in the foreground is Colechurch House (already modelled) and to the left is the railway viaduct bending away from London Bridge Station to pass over Boro Market enroute to Charing Cross and Canon Street. The pub is on a tricky sloping site (upward to the right and over London Bridge) at the front but the back goes down a storey or two to a lower level where the cathedral is.

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Unfortunately I keep getting sidetracked, but I've managed a rough character sketch and a rough plan - and I now have a build plan in my head on how to tackle the model. A detailed full scale plan will be drawn out on thick card to cut out the various floors; 


 

 
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Slow progress, I'm afraid. But I have drawn up and cut the floors from mounting card (1.5mm thick). Being a six storey building there's one for the ground floor, one each for the 2nd and 4th floors and one for the roof:
 

 
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With few plain (that will be out-of-sight) walls and strengthening fillets it's a simple and quick matter to glue the floors in place to form a basic frame structure on to which to hang, the yet to be made, window and door walls which will include the majority of detailing. There are four basic sub-assemblies to do;
 
  • The modern pitched roof
  • The small extension with steps on top from the street level to a side door
  • The curved feature corner with windows and architectural detail
  • And the detailed front and side walls with all the widows and pediments
Then when all put together there will be some roof details and top cornicing to add.
 

 
I started with the roof section assembly as it's probably the easiest and, as it looks like a modern addition, requires less dovetailing in to the main structure. The main frame is made from thick card but the roof covering will be from styrene sheet as it's easier to butt join and will give a smoother finished surface for adding the ridge pieces and rainwater strips.
 

 
I've had to order some more various sizes of small styrene strip (particularly for the rain-strips on the pitched roof). While I wait for delivery I've cut the large wall to size and have cut out the window and door openings ready for the enjoyable bit of building up the architectural details from styrene strip:
 


And here's a quick pic to test how it all hangs together so far. The front wall is simply held in place with some plasticene:
 

 
 
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Some really fine, crisp and precision modelling there Z. Another masterpiece in the making.


Inspiration for us all.


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Many thanks for the compliments - a great honour coming from a master building modeller.

Here's a little more progress before I head off out this afternoon.

I've got the small side extension with stairs on mostly completed and in place. Obviously fragile and fine details like the railings will wait until the building is nearly finished. In addition I've also cut out the end wall leaving just the curved section to get underway (which will no doubt be tricky as it will mean bending a strip of styrene sheet that has window cut outs).
 

 
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Another of your fine works to be seeing this Sunday morning, Z.  :thumbs



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MaxSouthOz wrote: Another of your fine works to be seeing this Sunday morning, Z.  :thumbs

Thanks - nice that there are a few following this thread. I hope they're enjoying it.

Only a small amount of progress since the last report. The slightly recessed curved corner has been cut from styrene sheet and glued in place.  It's possible to reach behind to glaze it (but with the main end and front wall in place that wouldn't be possible).Therefore the end and front walls need to be detailed, painted and glazed before they can be glued in place - but it's easy to work on them while flat on the workbench. Then once the walls are complete and in place the top cornice can be added.

I've started adding some architectural details as in the pic below. It's not complete and is only based roughly on the real detail. That is quite complex and would be difficult to replicate. Plus with the building being located to the rear of the layout it will probably be difficult to discern much detail. The walls are held in place for the photograph by the elastic band - that's not part of the model. 



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I doesn't look out of place, Z.  :lol:



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MaxSouthOz wrote: I doesn't look out of place, Z.  :lol:

*LOL*, perhaps I should paint it white.

Anyway, I've made a few changes to the main doorway details to reflect the prototype more accurately, and have added the other architectural details for the front wall (a lot of small repetitive pieces cut and glued) and the main doorway steps. Now to replicate them on the side wall and curved corner.



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That is fantastic, can't wait to see the finished article. Well done.



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60019Bittern wrote: That is fantastic, can't wait to see the finished article. Well done.

Many thanks for those heartening comments.

Slowly, slowly, add a little detail here, a little detail there. Progress has slowed down, but it's my birthday today so I'll be out for most of it:
 



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Happy Birthday.
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I ended up with a few days away for my birthday visiting pubs, clubs and breweries with some friends.
 
But I'm home now and trying to get back in to the swing of a little modelling. I've had to collect a packet from the Royal Mail which was the styrene strip I'd ordered so, as a gentle way back in, I've added the strips on the pitched roof section this morning. I'd removed the ones I originally added as they looked far too chunky.
 

 
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I've found out that Fielden House (pictured below that I've made a model of earlier in this thread) has now been demolished. That's six buildings I've been making models of that have succumbed to developers vandalism. I'd better press on with the others before they also disappear.



So a little progress on the bank/pub which doesn't look a lot but includes a number of little things like getting the white top coat of paint on (over the white primer) and distressing it with a bit of weathering. Plus some other paint on the roof and along the bottom of the front wall, making and adding the doors and top decorative cornice, and starting making/adding the windows. The pic shows me holding the walls in place for the photo.
 

 
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Considering the scale, this is amazing modelling.

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allan downes wrote: Considering the scale, this is amazing modelling.

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