Monday, 8 January 2018

making a Harbour Crane ....

Very harbour needs a crane of some sort so I chose to make one based on the treadmill crane at Harwich:

the model would just be the crane and shortened building (with no detailed interior). First item made was the parts for the crane (made from chopsticks and other useful bits) ...
 I added the crane to the building base and checked for how it fitted in on the wharf ...
 the crane house sides and front were made of cardboard - scribed to represent planking ....
 the basic shell was assembled, plus a blank roof added with thin card; the building given undercoat of burnt umber; then I checked all the bits of the crane fitted together ....
 I then added the front awning/roof section using cardboard and the painted the building a faded brown; adding some printed tile effect paper sheet to the roof
I managed to find a view of the crane house side on and cropped the image to get the 'open frame' windows - overlaying a brown grid. This was then printed and cut to size and stuck onto the crane house model. Finally I assembled the crane, front and back views ....
  

 the crane on the wharf ....

5 comments:

  1. That is really great. What an accent piece! As Tomo posted,it's really inspiring

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  2. You're modelling skills are superb.

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  3. Wow! Your artistic ability and craftsmanship are outstanding. The finished product is simply brilliant!

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