Work in progress…

Over the course of the last 5 years I’ve amassed a number of part finished models, some of which are not quite ready for their own page on here just yet. Some have proved to be difficult and tedious, others need more source material to complete.

Here’s a few I’m still working on that may be finished eventually..

Municipal Buildngs

Church Street Elevation

This building is one I’ve wanted to model for a long time, one of the most iconic and missed buildings of old Aberavon. Frustratingly my search for floor layouts hasn’t turned up anything yet, possibly lost among many building moves and reorganisations of Local Government since.

This model has been started by eye, using a few dimensions from a newspaper article, some maps and many many photographs of the building. There are lots of angles and stone detailing at play and plenty of trial and error in getting the scale correct. Once a few more initial hurdles are out of the way this one should move along.

I currently have a partially estimated floor layout too based on a handful of known, photographed rooms, council chamber, courtroom, mayor’s parlour, hallways/staircases. Locations of windows/doors in photographs and estimated room dimensions have given me some good clues.

Avon Vale Hotel

Model Notes

This building has proven to be a tricky one to model, curves and unusually detailed windows on the ground floor have delayed progress.

Current progress is shown below, more work to be done on the ground floor windows, doors, curved stone detailing to the corner and roofline.

Building Notes

This lovely building sat on the corner of High Street and Cwmavon Road, originally a much smaller pub, this building was built in 1913.
The building was eventually demolished in 1970s for the town  centre redevelopment.

Corner Elevation – 1960s

Cwmavon Road Elevation – 1960s

Closeup detail

Globe Hotel

Model Notes

This 3D model had been parked for a while without much progress, this was drawn from photographs and I haven’t yet come across any views showing the rear elevation clearly.

The three elevations I have source material for will be tidied up and finished pending any information that might come forward about the interior layout which remains unknown to me.

Some history to the Globe to follow.

Globe Hotel – High Street Elevation – 1960s

Globe Hotel – Corner – 1960s