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Sydney Opera House by Dan Vadas - Schreiber-Bogen - 1:300 - CARD

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This model is of the iconic Sydney Opera House. The kit is from Schreiber-Bogen, a German kit publisher. When finished it will measure 730mm x 470mm x 230mm :

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My thoughts on the kit are that it is not printed as well as I'd hoped, with no "weathering" at all and fairly simplistic colouring. The card is of reasonable quality without being exceptional, and the instructions are fairly basic line drawings which are easy enough to follow. The design of construction could have been better, but it's workable.

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On with it. I started the model 3 days ago, and have completed the base to the stage of adding the vertical sections. For bracing beneath the base a number of square sections are used, some of which are integral with the upper surface and others are free sections :

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These pieces are ready for fitting to the main section :

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Danny

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Look forward to this build, Dan. Was just there last month and saw La Boheme. Awesome experience. I noted from the side that it looks a lot like a ship. Wonder if that's just me?

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20 minutes ago, ccoyle said:

I don't think that architectural models in general ever get much in the way of weathering.

    The few architectural models that I constructed in college were done as in the manuals to be a pristine representation of the building when it's brand new.  Clients don't want to see the building that they plan on building and paying for in any kind of disrepair. 

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14 hours ago, dvm27 said:

I noted from the side that it looks a lot like a ship

I believe that the idea behind the design was to imitate the sails of yachts on Sydney Harbour.

 

12 hours ago, BETAQDAVE said:

    The few architectural models that I constructed in college were done as in the manuals to be a pristine representation of the building when it's brand new.  Clients don't want to see the building that they plan on building and paying for in any kind of disrepair. 

Yeah I get that, but I was hoping they might have drawn in some texture. Like on the edges of the tiles for example.

 

Danny

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