Thursday, 28 July 2011

Looking West



Starting the houses around the Grand Hotel and what was Stephenson's works? Not really sure what was there. I remember some big iron gates and some large buildings and a couple of diggers I think but beyond that it is hazy. Much easier to build the Grand and Sun street!
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Sunday, 24 July 2011

SouthView - Black Path



On modeling South View, the black path and Wilson Forge.
Above is the image looking towards the station, none of my track is final, I still need to make the changes for the line heading to Spennymoor.

Not many images of wilsons forge about but Google earth shows the buildings still in place. I walked past the place every day from School and have a good idea what the side facing SouthChurch road looks like. The 3 vents (2 pointing up and 1 down for some reason) and the big wall that ran along side it. If anyone does have a photograph of the place I'd be interested in seeing it, here is the area blocked out.




cheers
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Sunday, 17 July 2011

Tackle Africa football marathon 2011



And so I managed to get through the the day..
Team Underdogs made up of 8 guys who never met before the event.

The weather was shocking, rain coming in horizontal across the common for many hours in the morning, it did however get a little brighter in the afternoon/evening with only a few downpours.

So how did we do? well like last year we won some, lost some and drew some. After 2 rounds we won as many as we lost so not too bad. However we lost in the first round of the knock out phase, but managed to win the others bar one. Not sure where we ended up but I think mid thirties from 52.

best names of the day were 'Me and your Mum united' and 'AC A Little Silhouetto Of Milan'.

So thank you all who gave on charity page, on the day we raised over a £100000 again so well done to you all.

Next year? who knows, maybe I need to do more training, i am hobbling around like an old man today!

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Thursday, 14 July 2011

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Monday, 4 July 2011

Town Hall



lets have a meeting!
Not finished yet, will add more detail when I add St Annes church and the houses behind the Town hall. Currently only using half of my (1024/1024) texture but I am sure I will need another 512/512 texture to complete the group. Also may need a few small textures to use as alpha's railing on roof.
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May as well keep them all together as I unit, easier to place down.