Phoenix Hall

Discussion in 'Architecture Models' started by lyter1958, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    393
    ok, so i thought i'd try to build a house once. was looking on the web and came across this and thought, why not??. i think it was made by a S. Umekawa. thats what is printed on the top of each page. it looks like a fun build and i just love the shape. so off we go again..

    Attached Files:

  2. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    393
    and some more

    Attached Files:

    zathros, Rhaven Blaack and mysteroid like this.
  3. mysteroid

    mysteroid Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2008
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    8
    Looks like you're off to a good start. Looking forwards to seeing the finished piece!
    lyter1958 likes this.
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,526
    Likes Received:
    2,460
    I have thought about making this model. So I am going to be watching this thread. I look forward to seeing how this will come out.
    lyter1958 likes this.
  5. Cybergrinder

    Cybergrinder Member Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2014
    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    454
    Me too, I planning on building a OO gauge model railway layout using the Wordworth houses & platforms, etc. This looks very similar to those models.
    lyter1958 likes this.
  6. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    7,704
    Likes Received:
    3,532
    You have a following!! :)
    lyter1958 likes this.
  7. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    393
    WOW, i have a following?? does that mean i'm doing something good??? that cant be right.. hahaha ..
    well, i'm getting a little further along with this one and it's starting to get harder. smaller bends and folds and i'm thinking i might have bitten of more that i can chew, maybe?? but i'm gonna keep at it. just got a new toy to help me see a lot better house 006.jpg house 006.jpg house 007.jpg
    tried it out today and it works great. cheaper than what some other places want for something like this.
    ok more pics. the roofs are the hardest things so far. so many angles and bends

    Attached Files:

  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,526
    Likes Received:
    2,460
    Yes, you have followers (I am one of them!!!) and yes you are doing something good alright. This is really looking GREAT!!!

    I also like the visor that you are using! I am looking at getting one for myself as well.

    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
    lyter1958 likes this.
  9. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    393
    thanks Rhaven Blaack.. wow, i never had followers before. i'm the type to lead them astray...(insert evil laughter)... the visor was a good investment and at $33.00 shipped it's worth it.
    got more pic's but gotta wait for phone to charge to download em. i left it on too long. the overhangs were a real %$#ch to get into place. the directions are a bit hard to follow ( for me at least) but i'm plugging away at it
  10. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    393
    ok as promised, here are the pic's of what i got done so far house 2 006.jpg here the overhangs started to bowup for some reason.heck of a time getting they to go level

    Attached Files:

  11. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    393
    and more

    Attached Files:

  12. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    393
    house 2 021.jpg this glue tab needs to go... house 2 022.jpg else it sits up.. house 2 023.jpg and here its gone.. house 2 024.jpg all glued togther

    Attached Files:

  13. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    393
    getting ready to attach house to base. the main roof was a bear to get it on. the lower part was bowed down a lot, but i did the best to attach it. wanted to gust grab-n-smash into a ball but i just kept working at it and glued it the best i could. don't know where i went wrong but what the hey.. if i had enlarged a little bit it might have worked better. like i said, the directions are a bit hard to see the parts and how they go. next onto the left and right out buildings
    thanks for looking

    Attached Files:

  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,526
    Likes Received:
    2,460
    This is coming together nicely!
  15. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    7,704
    Likes Received:
    3,532
    It's good to use either Popsical sticks, cut down to fit, to prevent bowing. Paper absorbs moisture, and tends to do that. That being said, it is coming out really nice, and the overall structure will be seen, the builders eye is always the most critical. Looks great to me. ;)
    lyter1958 likes this.
  16. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    7,704
    Likes Received:
    3,532
    I forgot to click the "Likes' again, sorry!!
    lyter1958 likes this.
  17. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    393
    well, i found out what the problem was. i built the upper and lower roof sections BEFORE i got my visor. missed a few bending marks .. duhhhh.. no wonder it curved so bad. but its glued together now so i'll leave it alone. the other roof sections and fitting a lot better now that i can SEE:bulgeeye: the marks on where to score.live and learn they ( who ever they are) say. so here is what i got done so far. house 3 001.jpg this is the rear hall house 3 007.jpg roof should look like this..

    Attached Files:

    Cybergrinder and Rhaven Blaack like this.
  18. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    393
    more

    Attached Files:

    Rhaven Blaack likes this.
  19. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    393
    house 3 014.jpg house 3 016.jpg now the right side wing

    Attached Files:

    Rhaven Blaack likes this.
  20. lyter1958

    lyter1958 Esteemed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    393
    and here the roof was "scored" where it was to be

    Attached Files:

    Cybergrinder and Rhaven Blaack like this.