Posts tagged “Model Miniature

Painting the Town… Update (22/4/17)


It’s open studios today which has allowed me to talk to the public who have had a look at our studios in Leicester. I’ve still been able to achieve what I wanted to. Adding more detail to the windows. I’m concerned about the bay windows, as these are my first I don’t know how well fixed they are to the card, some pieces may stay in place more than others.

Also I have begun priming the model in places. I have left the windows and floor until next time as I don’t to affect the work I have been doing there. Otherwise I think I’m doing well for progress. I think I’ll be testing again in June. I can edit the scene a few times to have a few versions to work with, making the most of both the model set and the clip.


Painting the Town… Update (17/4/17)


I’m starting to add just the detail now to this model saloon. Starting with the banister of the stairs which after some repairs is looking more complete. Simply gluing two strips of cardboard; one piece sits aside of the other, before sitting it on top of balustrades. It’s also a rare time I’ve used both my glue-gun and PVA in the same time.

Lastly I’ve made a good start on the detailing at the other end, the entrance and windows. I have boxed them off now and added detail in the bay windows. It will be interesting to see how that works, when I add the horizontal pieces to complete the window frames. I should have all the detail complete the next time I am in the studio. I’m really amazed at how fast this piece has come together, so many elements to consider and here I am almost ready to get the paint out and it’s not been a week since my Crit.


Painting the Town… Update (8/4/17)


Now this update comes with a public service announcement of sorts. I was hoping last week to continue in the studio, however my body, unbeknownst to me decided to tell me to stop. Not just slow down or take it easy, but a STOP. I have always wanted to keep busy, if it’s at the day job or in the studio or away from both. I forgot to give myself time to just relax and simply switch off from thinking and doing, which resulted in lots of sleep, catching a film – I decided not to review as that would require thinking. So please take time out for yourself once in a while.

Now today I feel more energized and have returned to the studio. I’ve made a strong start on my first internal model miniature. Deciding to keep the details loose as I have for the rest of my work, which works in part. Also its a larger model, even bigger than my older ones. I think working internally for now I have to stay larger as it’s all new to me. Taking a large box, cutting away a few sides and reinforcing before I began.

As you can see I’ve made a good start, with a bar and mirror and shelving behind, I want a painting on one side too. I have made a start on an upstairs too, needing that in place before the stairs are added. I need to spend time on them to ensure I have the right angle. I’ve also sliced up a tube for the base of a few tables. Lastly I want to make an upright piano. I could go on forever with making pieces for this, I think less is definitely more in this case, I could have a stage, but with restricted room I need to just have a few pieces to suggest its a saloon. Lastly I’ll have the classic saloon swinging door added, all before I start to paint. I’m going to keep some of the pieces loose for a few reasons, so I can paint everything evenly and that I can move objects around during projection for maximum effect.


Painting the Town Update (18/2/17)


After writing last weekend off due to the weather I have made a much-needed return to the studio again. I decided to call a halt to making any more model miniatures for now. Focusing on my now scaled down collection, adding some minor details to them all.

I began by adding the roofing to sides of the models, which I should more or less complete next time. I also turned to using match-sticks for the posts for a few of the pieces. I’ve discovered that these pieces will be harder to paint, I’m also amazed at how these little additions complete them even before paint is even added.

I’m looking forward to adding the last details before painting gets underway.


Painting the Town…Update (4/2/17)


I’ve been waiting all week to get back in the studio, just to get my hands on the cardboard and my glue gun, all to make a few more models. Well I’ve done just that today, focusing on 4 more new pieces. I’ve decided the smaller I go, the less detail and shape to the model miniature as you just can’t achieve it. Looking at the pieces which had steps I have reduced them to one, the pillars are just a quarter of a section of ca cardboard tube. Still I am very pleased how small I can still maintain some level of detail. If I went much smaller it would be lost.

I was curious to see how all 10 pieces looked together, which is something I had been waiting for, as I want more to project against (when finished). I was reminded of the full-scale pieces immediately, whilst also very excited about what I’m going to get next time I project, I can move the kit in closer, or even change the angle. It was also interesting to see the models so small in one location instead of spread out on the floor, they’re confined to not even half a studio space. I should really take advantage of this discovery. Below are a few shots I took of the town from above, the first time I really could now they are so small.

 


Painting the Town… Update (28/1/17)


Its been the first day of the new year to have been working with cardboard, and it felt good to return to my favorite material. With so much in the studio I’m spoiled for choice, for the first 5 model miniatures of the year I decided to use 1ply cardboard. This has allowed me to work fast on a small-scale.

So moving this work forward I want to see how the project I want to see how they work against more models. I’m thinking smaller as I am reaching the full-scale of the projector. Also seeing the violent images falling onto more objects should’ve a different effect. Today I have started to construct more models, beginning with the four originally scaled down to half the size so I can still add some gestural detail later on before painting. I have produced 5 today, including a new model based on one of my livery stables.

I’m hoping to make a good few more, taking my whole collection and making smaller versions of them which will be nice to see how they compare.  Otherwise its been a full on day of making which I have missed, I’m looking forward to making more, adding the detail before painting them all white again.


New Mills Gold Mine – Cinematic (2012) Part 2


The responses from the New Mills Art Trail (2012) residency. Cinematic is the second of the three series of photographic works produced in response, shot during the last few days of the trail/residency.


New Mills Gold Mine – Cinematic (2012) Part 1


The responses from the New Mills Art Trail (2012) residency. Cinematic is the second of the three series of photographic works produced in response, shot during the last few days of the trail/residency.


New Mills Gold Mine – Archival (2012) Part 2


The responses from the New Mills Art Trail (2012) residency. Archival is the first of three series of photographic works produced in response, shot during the last few days of the trail/residency.


New Mills Gold Mine – Archival (2012) Part 1


The responses from the New Mills Art Trail (2012) residency. Archival is the first of three series of photographic works produced in response, shot during the last few days of the trail/residency.