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    • November 14, 2017 3:36 PM EST
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      1:25 Cathedral

      I'm at a trade show all week (IAAPA), and a certain display really amazed me. It's a 1:25 scale cathedral (St Johns, in Holland).

      https://www.holland.com/global/tourism/destinations/more-destinations/den-bosch/st-johns-cathedral.htm

       

      The builder was there, and he told me it was 1:25 scale. We had a bit of language barrier, but I understand the details are not 3d printed, but cast. 

       

      Much of his work is intended for outdoor environments. Here's his gallery.

      http://www.miniatureart.com.tr/tr/minyatur-eserler.html

       

      It's the kinda thing where the closer you look, the more there is to see. My mind was blown. 

       

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      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at November 19, 2017 9:51 AM EST
    • November 14, 2017 4:17 PM EST
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      My mind was blown. 

      I can understand why!.............

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    • November 14, 2017 4:43 PM EST
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      Heck, I have finally seen a structure larger than your mine Cliff !!!

       

       

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    • November 14, 2017 5:26 PM EST
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         What's the big deal, Cliff? Heck, I could model this easy.....as a matter of fact, if you must know, I was planning this for my challenge project.

       

                                            

       

       

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    • November 14, 2017 6:44 PM EST
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      John, I totally agree, haha!! Way too small.

       

      For something as important as The Challenge, how about something like this?

      http://www.miniatureart.com.tr/tr/minyatur-parklar/minieurope-1196.html

       

       

      Odd how the people are looking at their phones, and not the model... Anyway, John, this is probably a good enough target. What say you? 

       

      This is a model by the same buy, BTW. But I'm suspicious. He must have a hundred people working for him to produce such an amount of enormous models. I'll ask him tomorrow...

       

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    • November 14, 2017 7:18 PM EST
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      I wanna know how he did the stained glass!

    • November 14, 2017 7:57 PM EST
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      Veeery impressive :)

       

      And how do ya ship/travel with an exhibit piece that large ? 

      Did he design the bldg modular, or is it being displaying on the bottom of the container, to ship the bldg as a whole ?

       

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    • November 14, 2017 9:11 PM EST

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      Holy cow! It seems like just one of those structures would take most of a lifetime to model. Yet, he has many different structures. Sure this couldn't all be the work of just one guy??

       

       

    • November 14, 2017 9:59 PM EST
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      I'll try to distill y'alls (great) questions into an email that I can bring up with the guy tomorrow. His booth is only 150 feet from ours.

      • How did you do your stained glass?
      • How did you transport this model? In modular form, or as a whole, on a platform?
      • Did you create all these works on your own, or do you have a staff of workers who create them?

      I'll email this to myself, and try to have a chat with him tomorrow.

       

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    • November 14, 2017 11:13 PM EST
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      W O W !!

    • November 14, 2017 11:31 PM EST
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      If this guy and Ray Dunakin ever got together, that would be amazing... 

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at November 15, 2017 8:06 AM EST
    • November 15, 2017 11:33 AM EST
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      I just spoke with the man, and regarding rhe cathedral,  38 people spent 14 months creating it. No castings or 3d printing, all carved by hand from large polyurethane block. Windows are printed photos of the real thing, behind glass. 

       And they have 200 employees, in Istanbul. 

       

      All their models are 1:25 scale, built for outdoor use,  and have a 40 year warranty.

       

       

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at November 17, 2017 7:34 PM EST
    • November 15, 2017 11:37 AM EST
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      It would be amazing to call this guy and say something like "Build me all the buildings in downtown Thurmond, WV, in 1:20 scale" and see what he would come up with.

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    • November 15, 2017 11:49 AM EST
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      Bob McCown said:

      It would be amazing to call this guy and say something like "Build me all the buildings in downtown Thurmond, WV, in 1:20 scale" and see what he would come up with.

       

         You win the state lottery or something on us Bob?

       

       

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      Ken Brunt said:

      My mind was blown. 

      I can understand why!.............

      Indeed. Impressive and attractive work.

    • November 15, 2017 12:52 PM EST
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      John Passaro said:
      Bob McCown said:

      It would be amazing to call this guy and say something like "Build me all the buildings in downtown Thurmond, WV, in 1:20 scale" and see what he would come up with.

       

         You win the state lottery or something on us Bob?

       

       

      I wish.  I did say "would be amazing" not "I'm gonna..."

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    • November 15, 2017 1:35 PM EST
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      There are 660 little statues, all unique and hand carved. 

      I asked about price for a similar project, he said  $500k. I expected twice that.

       

       

    • November 15, 2017 8:29 PM EST
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      Ya' see hand carving is an art (and on the downturn of becoming lost) so I'm sticking with it !

       

      Good post and thanks Cliff !

    • November 15, 2017 9:39 PM EST
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      You bet Roo! 

      You would have liked the pretty Russian woman (can I say that?) at the booth, she hand carved all the 660 statues.

       

       

       

    • November 15, 2017 10:15 PM EST
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      Here's why I was captivated by all this. 

       

      These folks, from Turkey, have been re-creating ancient buildings -- all cultures, all in 1:25 scale; for outdoor deployment, guaranteed for 40 years.

       

      They have built 8 independent "miniature art" parks, and the finances are really working. Latest park, with $14M in models, paid for itself with the first year's gate revenues.

       

      It takes 5 hours to walk through a typical park; each scene, with its audio loop, takes a few minutes to absorb. 

       

      At least one park has a large scale RR running thru it..

       

      The US has nothing really like this, but it's really taking shape in Europe and the Arabic countries. 

       

      Giving you what I've learned, 

      ===>Cliffy

       

      PS,

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      The company's gallery just goes on an on. 

      http://www.miniatureart.com.tr/

       

      This post was edited by Cliff Jennings at November 15, 2017 10:33 PM EST
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