The Unseen University

Discussion in 'Architecture Models' started by kenw, May 14, 2007.

  1. Clashster

    Clashster Member

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    Congrats on POTW! Quite spectacular when you log onto the site!

    Chris
  2. cgutzmer

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    well deserved too I might add. :D I love buildings - hopefully one day I can make one that turns out square!
    Chris
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    Ken: your thread was mentioned in the MR section.
    I've had the book since I saw it but it's still in good condition. I've been looking for a shop-worn or damaged one that I can buy cheaply and actually cut up, but they seem to have disappeared from the shelves; I'll have to order a new pristine copy.
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    I love this model, I just got my copy of the book and am working on the best way to proceed, I only have two problems with the model, the first being the spiral staircase on the observatory, But I see that has already been addressed by another modeler. So my only problem with this model is the Tower of Art.
    It's about 1/2 as tall as it should be and it doesn't taper. I am going to start with the tower and I am currently working on fixing those issues. I photoshopped an explanation of what I mean and will post it shortly.
  5. OhioMike

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    Absolutely amazing work! The diaorama work involving the river especially so!
  6. OK after several trips thru this thread i still can't find where this model can be purchased. Help?
  7. John L.

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    A great model. I just don't have the heart to cut my book up. I will have to find another copy of the book. Thank you very much for posting yout photos. John L.
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    At this point your only option is probably going to be Ebay
    After about 2 weeks of searching - one came on
    I got it for about 19$ unfortunately it was in Australia and it is a big thick heavy book, shipping cost more than the book...

    on the plus side, I got it it, it is fantastic,
    Yesterday I took a deep breath and started cutting up the binding.
    I am going to scan each piece and test build it before I build the actual.

    I scanned it at 300dpi and printed it on 110# cover using a color laser printer
    and the quality of the print is almost perfect.
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  10. archangel1

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    It's still showing as being in stock at Chapters/Indigo, here in Canada, for about $25 CDN.

    chapters.indigo.ca: Search in Books for unseen university

    Cheers,
    Mike :wave:
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    Now that is one amazing diorama! I have never read any of Terry Pratchet's books but have heard great things about them. Il'l also bet it was easier to build that paper model than a similar model of resin or plastic. Especially since you would have to scratch build all of tha stuff in plastic. It would also be cheaper too. Imagine if you had a teeny electric train to run around between the buildings!
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    Well done! Thanks for you work! Thanks for you photos!

    Precious! Really magic world! Really atmospheric scene! Really inspiration diorama! Really huge amount of work!

    May I ask you: from what you maked your river? If it's not a secret, of course.
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    YES!

    I got my hands on a copy of the book :D :D
    As soon as I noticed this thread, I needed to get it for my wife, who is a HUGE Pratchett fan...

    Wasn't easy to obtain, but it look like it will be more difficult to build ;)
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    I'm currently building this. Having lots of fun so far but I can't for the life of me find part 20 of the observatory! Does anyone know which page the little sods on?
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    "Missing" Observatory part 20.

    Jackrum

    Page 73, right-hand side, just below half way, amongst all the 50s and 60s.

    I wonder whether these "misplaced" parts are some sort of Pratchettian joke.

    Alan
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    *sigh* Looks like I need to have my eyes tested! THANK YOU Alan; I thought I was going nuts!
  17. OhioMike

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    Just got this off amazon for $18.00. Im not real big on the wizard fantasy thing but i do enjoy a little of the Victorian sci-fi thing. So maybe a diorama along those lines with a "steampunk Airship" involved somehow????
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    Son of a gun. This is the first post I went to, and this is IMPRESSIVE.

    Wow, just wow!
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    Ken, this is a fantastic job. I'm the fella who designed and illustrated the model for the book. I stumbled across your model and this forum while googling the UU Book and felt compelled to join. Your model is exquisite, probably better than the one I built for the front cover. How long did it take you?
  20. Marco Scheloske

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    Hi Alan,

    cool that you joined here. Please let me say "thank you, thank you, thank you!!!" for that wonderful piece of art you created!!

    Meanwhile I bough the UU book 3 times: One to build (I already started, but just the "wall of names" and the "river wall" are finished yet), one to put it into the book shelf (because I like the book itself so much), one "just in case".

    I`ld love to see more Discworld papermodels from you!!