It's been a bit of a busy time at Finch & Fouracre in the past couple of months. Here's a little bit about what I've been up to!
The main job I've done in the past couple of months was a commission for a private client. The model was a landscape model at 1:2000 of an area of the highlands that is very special to her and her husband - the model was a present for a big birthday! What a lucky hubbie! The client provided me with OS maps, and instructions to make it as detailed an accurate as I could. I got an opportunity to visit the site, and spent an early spring day wandering round, taking plenty of notes and photos to help me out. I felt pretty lucky to have landed this job! The area the model covered included a couple of cottages, a river with a couple of waterfalls, and craggy, tree-covered hills.
The image above shows a waterfall, and the river, which was made using back-painted acrylic.
The house in the context of the model.
I was really pleased to get great feedback from the client, the present went down well! It was a lovely job to work on, as I had plenty of time, and the brief was to go into as much detail as I could, which is something hard to resist as a modelmaker. Putting all those trees in took a long time, mind....
In addition, I made a 1:20 white model of a section of a supermarket for Helen Baldwin Architect recently. This was in some respects a working model, for the team to plan out how the space was going to be used in this complicated area of the store. At the same time, it had to be of a presentation standard, as the architect's client was going to be fully involved in the process.
The model was white, with a large spiral staircase in the middle of the model. Glass was detailed in acrylic, and the stainless steel deli counters were painted to reflect that choice of material.
In between these jobs, there's been some work for students:
And, of course, we've just re-released the ice-cream van model kits!
There's also an interesting collaboration in the pipeline, more details to follow....