Telecom antenna towers - Paper and wood

Discussion in 'Architecture Models' started by edkeffel, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. edkeffel

    edkeffel Member

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    It is not all paper- built, but its maily made of paper.

    This is a 37 cm-tall tellecomunications antenna tower, built using cardboard for the main longerons and bulkheads, and wooden rods for the structure. Electrical pipelines are buit from fiberglass rods. It is not finished yet - it will have and orange-white paint pattern.

    I would like to share these pix with you, guys!

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  2. edkeffel

    edkeffel Member

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    More pictures

    more pics.

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  3. B-Manic

    B-Manic Peripheral Visionary

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    Veeerry interesting . . .
  4. edkeffel

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    More pics - working running

    Now I am painting the foam parts with ink - silver - for protecting them from the later white spray that will cover all the structure.

    Later I will pant some segments with orange color.

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  5. Amazyah

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    Really cool, Ed!
    Looks just like the real thing, even without the paint job!
    Nice work!

    Russell
  6. edkeffel

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    I am now spreading the white spray over the structure. The orange ink will follow soon. Some parts are to be repainted.

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  7. edkeffel

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    Lower part

    one more pic

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  8. Art Decko

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    Impressive work! Is it a stand-alone model, or part of a larger installation/layout?
  9. edkeffel

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    installation


    No, it is a stand-alone model. I am trying to get a job in a architectural scale building office here in my country, and it is part of my curriculum.

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  10. edkeffel

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    detail

    one detail. Now I will proceed with the orange painting.

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  11. edkeffel

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    orange painting

    started orange-tone painting

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    Now with some antennae and conduits

    Picture

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  14. edkeffel

    edkeffel Member

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    More

    ...pictures

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    edkeffel Member

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    close

    antenna

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  16. MOS95B

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    Wow....
    [​IMG]

    Move that model outside, and take some pictures with the sky or horizon for a background, and noone would know it was a model....
  17. edkeffel

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    mounting the cabling

    black electrical wiring in a bunch, running all the length.

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  18. edkeffel

    edkeffel Member

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    more

    pictures, cabling and base.

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  19. cmdrted

    cmdrted Active Member

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    That does look very real, as Mos95b posted, take a pic outside with some backround and you couldn't tell the differance.
  20. edkeffel

    edkeffel Member

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    more pics

    new antennae

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