Architectural Model Build – Perth Metropolitan Basketball Court

Architectural Model built for a structures unit in architecture school. Hints and tips along the way.

WARNING :- it just became apparent to me that if you are a student learning to build a model watching this video might do you a disservice! DO NOT BUILD your first model base using the technique above. I will endeavor to make a base tutorial ASAP, your first model should either be a horizontally controlled contour base or a vertically controlled rib method. The way of building a base in this video is more sculptural and very difficult to get actual heights from your site plans.

Materials used are :- MDF boards, Balsawood, Expanding Polyurethane Rigid Foam, Laminating Resin, Evergreen brand Styrene Products, White card, Acrylic glass.

Please note, the mix ratios are based on the products I am using, read the instructions on your local products =)

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  1. Victor Leung
    March 18, 2016

    I have difficulties in building model and often find it off-putting. I find your video very interesting even though it is not easily achievable by me(As I am looking for tutorial). Your videos kindle up my passion in model making probably because your art style is what I think physical model is about. Keep up the good work.

  2. Neha khare
    April 1, 2016

    How did u stick laser cutted board ? which kind of white adhesive it is ? Fevicol ?

  3. Herman The Worm
    July 13, 2016

    How many years of experience have you had with building models?

  4. Joel Jones
    September 6, 2016

    Good skills. Model looks 👌

  5. Architectural Aesthetics
    September 26, 2016

    quite inspirational. looking forward to more of your works.

  6. Rauf Suleymanov
    October 5, 2016

    burn marks ruin it

  7. Iain Botham
    October 17, 2016

    This was difficult to follow. I didn't know whether to read the captions of look at the pictures. It's very difficult to do both; I had to keep stopping the clip

  8. West Side
    November 26, 2016

    omg. you've spent so much time on basing it in a totally inefficient fashion.
    Just cut that shape from HD foam with a hot wire cutter….. coat it in wood filler PVA and house paint and you are done in an hour. why use purr, that stuff is toxic takes ages to set and u need a mold for it. Why use epoxy? that's messy and takes eons to set. That's just doing unnecessary work to create billable hours. It really hurt me to see that this is the way your agency bases.
    You also really need to step your tree game up. no hate, just shocked to see this done this way.

    April 25, 2017

    I'm a second year student studying at curtin in perth, interesting seeing work from the same region!

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