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Chris2005
July 31st, 2003, 07:48 PM
Hey, does anyone know where I can buy actual parts to build a model of any building/skyscraper in mind?

Gulcrapek
July 31st, 2003, 07:55 PM
At skyscraperpage.com, DamienK (or could have been Cliff Tan) have a way of printing out diagrams and putting them together in 3d. Maybe ask them about it.

There are also sites out there with metal building models.

Chris2005
July 31st, 2003, 08:12 PM
Do you know of any websites that sell metal building models,Gulcrapek?

Gulcrapek
July 31st, 2003, 08:16 PM
http://www.metalbuildingreplicas.com/

Chris2005
July 31st, 2003, 08:20 PM
Actually, what I meant was if you know any websites that sell parts to build your own medal building models?

(Edited by Chris2005 at 8:24 pm on July 31, 2003)

Kris
July 31st, 2003, 08:24 PM
#Moderation Mode



<a href="http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/topic.cgi?forum=7&topic=211" target="_self">Moved here</a>

Gulcrapek
July 31st, 2003, 08:44 PM
Not sure, sorry.

Chicagoan
July 31st, 2003, 11:02 PM
Hmm. Chris it you go to the larger hobby stores, Pearl( http://www.pearlpaint.com/), you can get things like i-beams/columns, miniature trees and other things.

But if you are creative enough, you can use almost anything to build a building model, more so if it is one you designed. I have even used acetate sheets sandwiched together to look like glass. There are even sheets that are reflective like mirror.

But depending on where you live, you can either go in person or on-line 9 which I do not recommend if you are not familiar with the materials that you are buying.)

NoyokA
August 1st, 2003, 11:43 AM
A couple years back I bought 4 of these kits:

http://www.dpmkits.com/images/119b.jpg

Finished each, and topped them onto eachother. My plan was to build it unto it was 50 storeys, but the first 13 storeys took almost a year of my time.

NoyokA
August 1st, 2003, 11:52 AM
This building kit costs $40:

http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/Trade%20Tower%20Verpackung.jpg

Other skyscraper kits:

http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/Faller%20Hochhaus%20932%20Vogelperspektive.jpg

http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/Kibri%20Gesch%e4ftshaus%208219%20komplett.jpg

http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/Kibri%20Gesch%e4ftshaus%208218%20gesch%e4ftsseite. jpg[img]

[img]http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/faller%20Computercentrum%20Frontseite.jpg

http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/Messeturm%20Modell%20komplett.jpg
This one you could make from scratch.

http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/fernsehturm_1.jpg

Chris2005
August 2nd, 2003, 12:38 PM
how about making the building outta wood? I've been to pearl paint....its expensive there....so im probably gonna have to settle for wood i guess

Jasonik
August 4th, 2003, 08:54 PM
If you can learn a CAD program and generate an .stl (stereo lithography) formatted file, Z-corp will print you one free model with their patented 3D printing system- even multicolor!

http://www.zcorp.com/

machy
August 2nd, 2010, 12:18 PM
I'm totally digging the more euro modern examples in these pics. Where can they be ordered? I have some old vintage Faller building that I'm using in an art installation - and would like to find more of them...



This building kit costs $40:

http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/Trade%20Tower%20Verpackung.jpg

Other skyscraper kits:

http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/Faller%20Hochhaus%20932%20Vogelperspektive.jpg

http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/Kibri%20Gesch%e4ftshaus%208219%20komplett.jpg

http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/Kibri%20Gesch%e4ftshaus%208218%20gesch%e4ftsseite. jpg[img]

[img]http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/faller%20Computercentrum%20Frontseite.jpg

http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/Messeturm%20Modell%20komplett.jpg
This one you could make from scratch.

http://www.baining.de/Hochhaus/fernsehturm_1.jpg

Daquan13
July 30th, 2011, 05:23 PM
I'm about to begin the process of having a 2-1/2-foot tall wooden model of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center built. Called a factory outlet down the street today that specializes in making wooden furniture to see how smoothly it will go.

The towers will both be 2-1/2 feet tall, 6 inches on all four sides, plus the surrounding smaller buildings, along with 7 WTC on the side. The detailing itself might be costly, but I'll weigh the costs by choosing which one will be the cheapest one to do.

Daquan13
July 30th, 2011, 06:57 PM
Here are some pics of my smaller model of the Twins;

mariab
July 31st, 2011, 12:51 PM
^Good work.

Daquan13
July 31st, 2011, 02:44 PM
Thanx.

Went to the factory outlet today to begin inquiring about the project.

The guy there said it would cost around $500 just the the plain wooden model with no detailing. But to do the detailing, it would jack up the price to about $1,000.

So, I'm just going with the plain ole wooden block WTC plan for now. I can always add the detailing later, if I choose to.