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Old Posted Mar 15, 2017, 9:41 PM
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Here are two more - again, one new model and another that I did awhile back but hadn't taken screen grabs of until now.

First up, 432 Park Ave. in New York, NY, United States.



A relatively simple one, but with limited source material, I had to do a lot of Google Maps satellite and street view 'walking' to get the right details near the bottom, like the exact location of the 'through' windows versus the closed ones. That's the one tricky thing about a lot of the buildings in NYC, everything is so condensed that it's hard to get a street view of any part of the building over 20 stories and difficult to get a satellite or 3d model view from below that height - and I'm learning more and more that Google Earth models aren't always accurate, especially for a lot of the buildings in China (Zifeng Tower, the IFC, and the Shanghai Tower model is still in its 'under construction' form!

I think this is also one reason why on a lot of these models, I put in as much detail as I can ion the roof. For one, it adds a lot of character, but also because I have a plethora of historical timeline images to choose from in Google Earth to get a good view of the roof and all of the details.



And here's the newest one, Two International Finance Centre in Hong Kong, China!



This one was good fun. The sides are curved, tiered, and throughout the top 3 or 4 tiers, taper as they progress to the top portion of 'teeth'. I paid extra close attention to the entrances where the side actually curves out ever so slightly and the framing is more prominent.


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Wow this is awesome! Maybe you can do a few LA buildings as well?
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2017, 7:35 AM
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Wow this is awesome! Maybe you can do a few LA buildings as well?
Thanks! I'm quickly getting to the US Bank Tower in LA, just sort of working my way down to the ~300m range. Of course I jumped down in the list considerably to do the Chrysler Building and Key Tower (by request), and I started by doing exclusively a bunch of buildings in Philadelphia, PA, so I'll probably hit that one soon!

Other structures on the to-do-sooner list include Tuntex 85 Sky Tower in Taiwan, Berliner Fernsehturm in Berlin, Bank of America Tower in NYC, Almas Tower in Dubai, Mercury City Tower in Moscow, and the London Shard.

And here's the newest model, Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City, Kuwait!




I love this building and modeling it was a ton of fun, between the unique shape and the continuation of those forms on the base section.

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Old Posted Mar 18, 2017, 10:19 AM
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And another new one, Berliner Fernsehturm in Berlin, Germany!



Relatively simple, compared to other towers, with the exception of the base which has multiple tiers and angled panels. I also made sure to represent the shallow pyramid texture on the spherical observation section.

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Looks great as usual
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Old Posted Mar 21, 2017, 11:12 PM
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I ordered prints of the Oriental Pearl Tower, Tokyo Sky Tree and the CN Tower - just got the shipping notification and should have them by the end of the week! Will post pictures when I receive them.
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Any updates?
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Any updates?
Unfortunately, nothing since the Berlin Tower. Work picked up and I've been going into the office almost every day with only a little time even for commissions between. I have reference images set up for the Mercury City Tower in Moscow but haven't gotten any modeling done yet.

I'm hoping to get back to it ASAP but as long as work keeps coming in at this pace, I'm unable to work on 'side projects'. I did receive the prints for Tokyo Sky Tree, CN Tower and the Oriental Pearl Tower and took photos but have been lazy about getting on here since I haven't been modeling much.
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So my girlfriend was watching Grey's Anatomy and I saw the Seattle Space Needle in one of the aerial shots of the city and it inspired me to get back into modeling some more!

So here's the Seattle Space Needle in Seattle, Washington, United States!




To scale with the rest, it stands at a little over 90mm in height. It wasn't a difficult model but at this scale, some of the finer features were a challenge to get just right. In addition, models this small in Google Earth aren't very finely detailed so I had to find multiple angles of the base section to get it as accurate as possible.



I also finally had a chance to start painting some of the previous models I had 3d printed. Tokyo Sky Tree and Oriental Pearl Tower are about done, working on the CN Tower now but I'm waiting on a replacement for part of it since the top portion of the antenna broke during the first print. I also had some others printed out along with it so I'll have a lot more to show in the coming weeks!
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Glad to see you're back!
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Thanks! Good to be back - and some good new skyscrapers finished for me to get to, starting with Ping An International Finance Centre in Shenzhen, China!




This one had some cool geometry to it which made it a challenge to get the details just right. Also, it was only finished recently so the source material was limited (and conflicting as a lot of what I found were artists renderings of the original design, not the completed structure).

There was a lot of detail in the framing and up at the top. I actually really like this one as it has a sort of 80's futuristic character to it.

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