Cathedral de Notre Dame

Discussion in 'Architecture Models' started by cdavenport, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    I've been working on this Canon architectural model. Eventually, it will be lit. I replaced all the printed stained glass windows with acetate windows. I just printed stained glass to scale.

    The model is a very odd scale, so the trees are scratchbuilt. The planview is correct for the site on which the Cathedral is built. I'll have a nighttime view in a few weeks.

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  2. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    beauty shot

    Looks like no one is looking. But, here it is anyway, the final shot with all elements in place.

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  3. tekzo

    tekzo Member

    what scale is it?and the landscape it's beautiful !! nice
  4. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    It's an odd scale, 1/640 or something like that. It's one of the Canon architectural models. Everything but the basic model is scratchbuilt to scale including the stained glass windows, trees, grass, handrails (that you cannot see because it's a nighttime photo), and the diorama base.

    There are LED's embedded in the base to light up the exterior of the building. There is a light in the base to illuminate the windows.

    Labor of love because I was fortunate enough to celebrate Easter eve Mass at ND when I was 17 years ago (waaaay back in 1970).

    Thank you for your interest and kind comments!
  5. chb1000000

    chb1000000 New Member

    Beautiful, want to build
  6. Sippy

    Sippy New Member

    this model looks like the real church, i want to build this kind for my history model train.
  7. Maico Shark

    Maico Shark Guest

    CT, you had lookers but that was wiped when I moved it.
  8. cdavenport

    cdavenport Member

    No probs. Thanks for moving it!
  9. Retired_for_now

    Retired_for_now New Guy

    Awesome where ever it goes!

  10. mauther

    mauther Active Member

  11. BManHere

    BManHere New Member

    Great Job. I love the landscaping.
  12. can't_decide

    can't_decide New Member

    That's an amazing build! Very inspirational.
  13. Peter Epps

    Peter Epps New Member

    Having been there myself, it brings back memories that i will always cherish. I think I will have a go at this model . Beautiful work. well done.
  14. Hats

    Hats New Member

    That is simply amazing. Could I trouble you to measure the height of the model for a sense of scale?

    EDIT: Also, is this the five or the nine page version?
  15. MIIK900

    MIIK900 New Member

    I really like this, the lighting in the night shot looks great.
  16. karsaeras

    karsaeras New Member

    It is very impressive and the idea to change to acetate looks great.


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