1/5000 scale Lower Manhattan NYC model (Scratch built)
Good morning to all ,
First and foremost this post is dedicated to the terrible tragedy that happened 17 years ago (11th September 2001) which saw one of the world's iconic towers collapsed to the ground. Ever since that day I was intrigue by the design of the WTC and New York City as a whole , a city which is clustered with skyscrapers at every block and having tremendous metropolitan skyline.
I started this project back in 2010 and since then didn't have the proper time to complete it (maybe in the future) , the base is basically a hard wooden plank which then I traced the roads and city block boundaries with reference to google earth. The buildings are from sytorofoam material which are carved into scale and painted with watercolor based on a buildings basic color. At this scale its too small to make the windows and other details as the form and proper height was enough to ensure its realism.
I do hope in the future I would be able to create a much more realistic city model with proper printed texture and LED lights being embedded into the buildings. Thanks for the time !
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