Close to complete CN Tower model. Exterior as shown here is complete. The outdoor observation deck and indoor observation deck interiors are complete. I'm just about to start on the 360º Restaurant. The Sky Pod interior is complete as well.
One of the first model's I had ever worked on in Sketchup was the CN Tower. That model is currently available in the Sketchup Warehouse. There were many things that I didn't like about that original model that I'd wished I'd done differently and more efficiently, but I was less experienced at the time. Sooner or later an old model bothers you enough that you finally fix it, or in this case redo the model completely from the ground up.
This is the first photograph of the model. I will be releasing more photos in the coming days.
After taking some time-off to get settled into a new job, I will be resuming my model building. I have begun a new project that is fairly large in scope and I'm very excited about it. I will still be taking photos as the project goes through it's various stages of development and they will be posted here once the project is complete.
Thanks for the emails. I always enjoy hearing from visitors.
Cleveland Airport Fire-Rescue requested usage of the Air Force One model for updating their media slide presentation for purposes of aircraft familiarization. The client prepared the slide presentation themselves adding various images of the model as well as adding their own labeling in some cases.
My favorite hobby is doing what you scattered within this blog, making models in the C.G.I. world. I can't quite explain the passion or the energy and excitement I get from doing this as a hobby. And sometimes I not only get excited about other C.G. model builders, I also get knocked over by the breathtaking work of folks who make actual scale models you can touch. Daniel Verschueren is one such model-builder.
Daniel and I have been exchanging emails today and he has graciously shared his photos with me of his work. What used to frustrate me with seeing models in the Google Sketchup Warehouse was people would stop at building only exteriors and never went a step further with interiors and major detailing. It's pretty clear that when you look at Daniel's work he doesn't suffer from fear of detail. In the spirit of Jon Zweifel's work, Daniel has distinguished himself in fine detail by going the extra mile and beyond to be accurate in his work. I am astonished at how detailed his work is.
Below you will see his examples of aircraft hangers including Air Force One's Hanger 19. And you will also see his stunning model of the Air Craft Carrier Enterprise. I am posting Daniel's photos with his permission. He doesn't have a website yet. Just amazing work. It's a true honor that a craftsman like Daniel would initiate contact with another enthusiast like myself and share his passion with me. Thank you Daniel.