Sunday, January 26, 2014

Bay Hotel

It's taken me ages to get round to the final few jobs that needed doing to the hotel what with Christmas, general laziness and starting other projects but the previously named Westbay Hotel is now finished.   At some point I may get round to changing the hanging sign - my printer is just not fine enough to print anything at that scale which looks half decent.

The ornamental barge boards are from a Langley Models kit, the chimney pots are from Wizard Models and the balcony balustrades from Scale Link.

 




For the next project I have two dioramas in mind.  The first is the Westbay Halt which at the moment I'm thinking will be in quite a remote looking location......


....and the second is a town scene featuring the hotel and probably reflecting a little of Aberdovey. I'm planning a trip to the Stafford  model railway exhibition next weekend so by this time next week I shall have changed my mind.



10 comments:

  1. You have excelled even yourself with this model, Chas. I love it, especially the front elevation. While you have been modelling an older structure which is fairly organic, your modelmaking is still precise and clean...many folk forget that with a structure like this you have to be even more careful about sharpness and detail; you have pulled it off so well. Nice use of all the various detailing "goodies" ...a really fine set of structures.

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    1. Well thank you Iain. I really appreciate your comments. The original hotel is such a very interesting set of buildings that even a much simplified version was a satisfying challenge. I shall be a bit aimless for a while now.

      Very quiet on your blog at the moment. I guess you must be busy with demanding commercial clients. Finishing those Clay Dries must be a tempting diversion though!!

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  2. Top stuff Chas, I can only echo what Iain has already said, I particularly like the end elevation in photo 3.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous, Chas. So nicely observed and not over-weathered. I was wondering where you'd got to!

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    1. Thank you Martin. Yes, still here plodding along. I did wonder whether more weathering was required but now I am reassured.

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  4. Thanks very much Geoff. On one of your buildings the brickwork shows through the rendering in places - it's so effective I tried to copy it and let the stonework peep through on the end elevation.

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  5. Well they have said it all. It looks fantastic, Chas!

    I really like those weathered sides with the pipework, and how they contrast with the fancy fronts. It is with buildings as with people: there's always a hidden side :-)

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    1. Thanks Mikkel. That made me chuckle!!

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  6. Hi Chas, I thought I'd commented on this, but it seems I didn't. Brilliant work! Your modelling has come on in leaps and bounds since I first started reading your blog. You certainly have an eye for detail. What's the next project?

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    1. Hi Lee. Thanks very much. Hope you are well and finding time for a bit of modelling relaxation. I have a couple of things I'd like to do involving scenic work which I know I've never really got the hang. Having said that I see something else and want to have a go at that instead. I can't stick at anything!

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