On this page I will try to explain and display some of the work I had worked
on as a Architectural Modelmaker, over 12 years ago 000
As a Architectural modelmaker I worked
on many assorted projects, I worked for 4 years in a small architectural modelmaking
firm down in Melbourne Victoria, between 1994 - 1999.
This page will show several examples
of some of the Models I had worked on, in some cases I built the whole model
but in many cases it was a team effort, since many were large scale projects
that may not have only concentrated on one building but may have been of a
set of buildings with usually one as the main focus.
Grollo's Melbourne Tower
This model stands over 1 meter tall
and has over 60 strands of fibre optics through it. The glazing material actually
shines different colours when viewed from different angles; we had to have
glazing sheets coated by a special coating firm. Model contains every floor
and some sections are masked off to allow lighting through certain areas on
certain floors. I was in charge of mostly the base on this project, which
consisted of several block buildings and all the trees, and the base as well.
On the tower I helped with some upper supports.
ANZ Bank Tower Melbourne
The pictures above show the base and
the lower buildings. I constructed the bases and the corner building plus
a tall block building that is hard to see in the views here I worked on various
fittings on the tower. We constructed two of these, Concidering that there
was another made earlier.
Crown Casino Model at 1:500 scale
superimposed into a photo of the south bank precinct Melbourne Australia.
Actually there were several models constructed
of this with many versions, most changes happened with the hotel tower. The
photo above reflects a design similar to what it ended up as. I worked on
a bit of this one.
One thing though, to represent the Polly
Woodside, in most of these models feature a kindy surprise pirate ship glued
in place to represent where the Polly Woodside was, only one base actually
recieved a more proper representaion of the Polly woodside that I worked on,
even the old yellow Peral a sculpture that many wished would with all the
moving of it that it would move into the Yarra River which was another one
I modeled however it was glued upside down as it somehow was decided by my
superviser that it looked better upside down. How is that!
Australia Post Mail Sorting Centre
I constructed two identical models of
this project with only some slight help at the end in order to complete it
on time for the clients. Before these two there had been another one that
was constructed several years earlier. I worked overtime and 2 Saturday’s
in order to get it finished on time. These models were split up on two bases,
which looked perfectly when slid into place.
Included these yellow forklifts aswell
as per the 3D Render I have here for an example
City Square Revamp Melbourne Australia.
In this one I constructed many of the
fittings plus the trees Even made the basic W class tram block models as per
this example 3D rendered below as I have recreated recently
These did though tend to be pinched
from the models while they were on display and we found out it were not just
kids but even 70 year old's were pinching them from the bases, they were super
This was one of the many hospital models
that we made. In this one I constructed a block model of it, which then soon
was replaced with a detailed one with some changes as well, the model is at
1:500 scale I also constructed the base as well and painted and fitted out
the base with trees and cars etc,
This here is one such car though these
were done for several scales, this is a 3D Render I did recently of how they
used to look
Here are two views of the 1:250 scale
mount bulla model that we had to construct, this model bounded back and forth
for a while, with certain changes plus an additional base as this model was
divided initially into 5 separate bases. We also did a 1:1200 scale of the
entire Mountain with all the buildings which I had constructed, several actually
had to receive roofs since the client requested them even though the pitches
of them were really too small, so we exaggerated slightly.
Here is a Shopping Market (Location
and name has been lost)
This is the only photo I had taken at
the time and as my camera was a basic Instimatic that did not like the lighting
conditions in the workshop though not that dark however but not enough for
the cam it seems though.
The rule was generally that no photos
allowed since we did not design these buildings.
And thats it from Memory lane as you
could call that.
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