Need More Interest In Architectural Models

Discussion in 'Architecture Models' started by Bionic Modeler, Apr 26, 2008.

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  1. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

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    My First Card Models . . .

    Hi all,

    The very first card models that I built, a long, long time ago, back in the middle (ages) of the 60s, was indeed architecture models. I built a whole town of mixed stone-&-wood German medieval houses, such as the birth house of the painter and draftsman Albrecht Dürer. Click 'Houses and Buildings' and 'Old-town set 5' in this link, and you´ll get the idea: http://www.aue-verlag.de/versand/sc...ttp://www.aue-verlag.de/versand/schreibereng/
    I also built a number of German castles, some of them situated along or on the river Rhein in western Germany.

    The manufacturer, Schreiber-Bogen/Aue Verlag Möckmühl ('Bogen' meaning 'a sheet of a foldable card model', from the German word 'bogen' = to fold) - they are still very much in business - check out their latest 2009 model range, of everything from medieval German castles to jet airliners (they also have a new (last year) very interesting and large (over 1 meter high!) model of the Empire State Building in New York, by the way): http://www.schreiber-bogen.com/ - just click the U.S. star-spangled banner for the English text version, and then 'Catalogue' and browse around!

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    All the best from Stockholm,
    Bengt :thumb:
  2. Ronson2k3

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    They have a really nice rail car Ferry in there. It says it's 1/10th scale but probably is 1/100th scale. A 1/10th scale anything in card would be pretty big..

    Thanks for sharing the link.
  3. NYC Irish

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    Wow do you have more info on that kid?

    John John
  4. Chris1973

    Chris1973 New Member

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    I'm in!!! I'm new at this aspect of modeling but I'll try most anything once. I'll keep you posted.
  5. Thomas Meek

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    Old Brazilian house

    I have been building paper models for about four years now, and I tend to do a mixture of different subjects: aircraft, especially Zeppelins, ships, trains, cars.

    It happens that I just completed a little model of an old Brazilian house which I downloaded from this site awhile ago.

    I too have a problem with space, and in this case I reduced the pattern by half to come out at about 1:100 scale, still buildable but much less bulky.

    The model is listed in the Downloads section as "Old Brazilian Sobrado." It was designed and offered as a free download by Mauther, who has some other buildings on offer also.

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  6. gleasure

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    Nice model, thanks for the heads up.

    Will have to try it when I have time (HA!)
  7. Wongwai1123

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    Yes, they wsend to anywhere in the world, I have purchased a few time from them but postage overcost, they got a lotof nice and rare models which can not be found anywhere else.
  8. Cheeky Monkey

    Cheeky Monkey New Member

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    I'm new to this forum but not to modeling. I have built models in just about every medium, but over the years have settled into building in card stock and Hirst Arts because I really like doing architectural models. The HA project I am currently working on is Bedzin Castle in Poland and at the scale I am building it will take up about 39"x42". Luckily I have the room to build it but storing it once completed may be a problem. That's why I like card models. They are light, easily stored either in boxes or on a shelf ( the completed castle will probably weigh in the neighborhood of 100lbs - no shelf for it) and when un-built store flat in a bookcase or box. Also I can keep an external HDD full of files and only print them out when ready to build. HA requires massive storage for all the bricks cast - not to mention all the plaster needed; a large work area ( instead of the coffee table in the living room) etc. High quality architectural models are a great challenge in any medium.

    http://miniaturerealities.weebly.com to view some of my projects.
  9. Paperbender

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    Hi. I might be late to this discussion, but I am interested in your initialpoint of getting more people interested - and connected to share some know how. I would like to make models of historical buildings in my area (Colonial, Civil War and others on histoical record). Is there a official group? If so how do I join?
  10. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Two year old threads are Necropost. We really don't want to revive the dead. People start to wonder why links don't work, etc.
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