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MagnaCarta/HolyGrail
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^^ Thanks :) And thanks for telling about the new map. I haven't even seen that :eek:hno: This will make London look much better, and make the roof details of our buildings way better to ;)
 

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You guys are doing such a great job it seems churlish to ask, but do you have any plans do create any of the London stations soon? Not only would they fill large gaps in the map, but they're often fascinating structures in their own right.

Kings Cross (or is it King's Cross?) looks fantastic, but it would be awesome if it had St Pancras next to it... :)
King's Cross is my creation; I've done Euston and London Bridge too as well as the actual platforms and approach viaduct at Waterloo (if you look closely you will see that the station is actually in two models). I get a bit carried away sometimes and as well as adding trains put in platform signs and signal gantries, which blows up the file size massively...still, looks good! Would love to get around to doing Paddington, Liverpool St, Fenchurch St, Victoria and Marylebone when have time.

There is a St Pancras in GE which is older than my stations but it's not amazingly detailed at the back. King's X is going to be changed in real life in the next few years with the removal of the 1970s tin huts at the front, so a remodel may be in order when this is complete.
 

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King's Cross is my creation; I've done Euston and London Bridge too as well as the actual platforms and approach viaduct at Waterloo (if you look closely you will see that the station is actually in two models). I get a bit carried away sometimes and as well as adding trains put in platform signs and signal gantries, which blows up the file size massively...still, looks good!
And buses! ;)

Great job - your efforts are very much appreciated. :applause:
 

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King's Cross is my creation; I've done Euston and London Bridge too as well as the actual platforms and approach viaduct at Waterloo (if you look closely you will see that the station is actually in two models). I get a bit carried away sometimes and as well as adding trains put in platform signs and signal gantries, which blows up the file size massively...still, looks good! Would love to get around to doing Paddington, Liverpool St, Fenchurch St, Victoria and Marylebone when have time.

There is a St Pancras in GE which is older than my stations but it's not amazingly detailed at the back. King's X is going to be changed in real life in the next few years with the removal of the 1970s tin huts at the front, so a remodel may be in order when this is complete.
Great job! But are you "The" Siwi? :dunno:
 

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I am indeed. The buses aren't quite so good now as the new imagery means they have no shadows, which makes me question whether I should really add 'moving' objects into models in future. Also, St Pancras seems to have been removed for whatever reason so if anyone wants to build it anew then it's up for grabs.
 

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^^ well Nice to meet you then, and welcome to the forum! But what doy you mean with moving objects?
 

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But what do you mean with moving objects?
Stuff like buses, trains, boats - basically anything that isn't fixed in one place like a building is. The problem is that as soon as new imagery comes out there's no shadow. In fact I made some boats near Tower Bridge which were great until the new London imagery was released last week - now they have no waves behind them and no shadows. On the other hand, it does make the world more realistic than just having buildings, so I shall probably keep doing it. Certainly a major rail station doesn't look right with no trains in it.

Oh, and great job with 3D London. I lived near the city for a few years so if you need any info on anything give me a shout and I'll try and fill you in.
 

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^^ Ohh okay then :)


Project update 5th March 2011!

UKbuilder (Jack):
Sketchup - 57 models
Google earth - 53 models
Pending - 1 models
Rejected - 4 models

Earthbuilder (Mads):
Sketchup - 70 models
Google earth - 62 models
Pending - 2 models
Rejected - 13 models

Supertall Robbo (Matt):
Sketchup: 140 models
Google earth: 126 models
Pending: 0 models
Rejected: 14 models

We Would as well thank all of our Volunteers again for doing a great job. Without you we might not finish this. Thank you. But if you are a Volunteer. Please tell so. We am about to do a collection for all of your models. Or else we will have to look all over London.

News!
Not much has happened through the last weeks of February. That's because we have had some holidays, and exams/school work to deal with as well.
Anyways. The London3Dproject is once again running.

Ukbuilder/Jack:

Jack will be modeling the same areas as in the last update. Those areas are:
Westminster, Southbank, The city and Holborn/Covent garden. But he will mainly be modeling in the city and Holborn/covent garden.

Earthbuilder/Mads:

Mads will be modeling in Islington and towards the city, to connect the two. This is a big part of the project because Islington is such an huge area. This will as well take some time, and might be done in late April.

Supertall Robbo/Matt:

Supertall Robbo will in the upcoming time be modeling in the Canary Wharf area. Since we haven't gotten to many models there at this time. He will as well probably be modeling in various areas of the city and the outskirts of London.

Links!
Check out the website: http://www.london3dproject.mfbiz.com/

Check out the Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/London...68654963152618

Check out the Twitter: http://twitter.com/London3Dproject

Check out the Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/London3D...t?feature=mhum

Check out our brand new blog!!!!
http://www.london3dproject.blogspot.com/

And then check out our partners:
http://www.estate3d.com/
http://sketchupartists.org/

Other news!
We will not show any pictures in this update! the reason why is: the project has not expandet to much throughout February. But expect great pictures in the april update!.

Now instead of pictures there will be a selection of new models that we think are great. 3 models from the us, and 1 model from other modelers modeling London.
(The none London3Dproject model, will be from the day of the update. (it will be called Daily favorite.)


London3Dproject - Favorites.

First of all we have this AMAZING model by Jack. The willis building. There is not much to say, exept that its looking marveles.



Model Link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=f0c70561b6dab28ce153ba43332a882

The next one is a model called Ropmakersplace by Supertall robbo. This model really fits in to its surroundings and shows of the skills of Matt.



Model Link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=984194e66995cbb19f8f6237fa81039

The last of our own models is Islington 18 by Mads. Not that its to amazing. But it marks the start of some more detailed models in his part of the project.



Model Link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=11a4525a7667d0eb2dbae68f09c7c12f

Daily favoritel:

Today we haven't seen any skyscraper being uploaded. But who cares a bit anyways? This next model and our favorite of the day, is quit (very) Nice. It was uploaded by a guy called Siwi. (Yes you Sarepava). Now this model is not amazingly detailed or one of the greatest landmarks of the city. But the fact that he is trying to make the train stations and railways in all of the city is great. Congratulations Siwi/Sarepava, you deserve it.



Model link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=c6a6d3136b3609dd3c34333ec675edd2&prevstart=0

Suprise!

We have a little surprise for you all. We will as well do a monthly favorite. Or that would the best model from one update to another. The rules are simple. Create a model upload it and wait. The model has to be real, and if one of your models were the favorite last moth you cant get the price the month after.

Monthly favorite:
Now this model is just amazing, and it is clearly the best model this guy has ever done! it is also one of the most known landmarks of London, and later this year there will be a huge wedding in it (if im wrong. Correct me) This is of course Damo's Westminster Abbeyl. Congratulations Damo.



Model Link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=a7a7981e1860715da5f88291d2e1580c&prevstart=144

Other contenders:

A building in Westminster: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=112bef0c3f0dcc3fa5f88291d2e1580c&prevstart=108

Upminster Windmill: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=dbd38b9b58a9a082daec831dbb1cc6a6&prevstart=108

Serviced offices Wc2: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=1f39d7fae7beb67618aa46319ec8ea88&prevstart=144

Ohh yes by the way. I just saw that the collection for our models ended up in the Featured collections bar on the Warehouse frontpage. Take a look:
 

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MagnaCarta/HolyGrail
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Discussion Starter #112 (Edited)
^^ that model of Westminster Abbey is outstanding! :0
Yes it really is! The detail compared to the older one (Also by Damo) is really amazing :)

Btw. We have decided to do a series of panoramas from some of the many buildings in the city. The first one overlooks The city and some of southbank from the top of a building in London Wall. hope you like it :D
(If you want a better reselution. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=197799556904825&set=a.183324275019020.44670.168654963152618 Download it from the side bar)

 

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Damien McBarron
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^^ Ohh okay then :)


Project update 5th March 2011!

UKbuilder (Jack):
Sketchup - 57 models
Google earth - 53 models
Pending - 1 models
Rejected - 4 models

Earthbuilder (Mads):
Sketchup - 70 models
Google earth - 62 models
Pending - 2 models
Rejected - 13 models

Supertall Robbo (Matt):
Sketchup: 140 models
Google earth: 126 models
Pending: 0 models
Rejected: 14 models

We Would as well thank all of our Volunteers again for doing a great job. Without you we might not finish this. Thank you. But if you are a Volunteer. Please tell so. We am about to do a collection for all of your models. Or else we will have to look all over London.

News!
Not much has happened through the last weeks of February. That's because we have had some holidays, and exams/school work to deal with as well.
Anyways. The London3Dproject is once again running.

Ukbuilder/Jack:

Jack will be modeling the same areas as in the last update. Those areas are:
Westminster, Southbank, The city and Holborn/Covent garden. But he will mainly be modeling in the city and Holborn/covent garden.

Earthbuilder/Mads:

Mads will be modeling in Islington and towards the city, to connect the two. This is a big part of the project because Islington is such an huge area. This will as well take some time, and might be done in late April.

Supertall Robbo/Matt:

Supertall Robbo will in the upcoming time be modeling in the Canary Wharf area. Since we haven't gotten to many models there at this time. He will as well probably be modeling in various areas of the city and the outskirts of London.

Links!
Check out the website: http://www.london3dproject.mfbiz.com/

Check out the Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/London...68654963152618

Check out the Twitter: http://twitter.com/London3Dproject

Check out the Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/London3D...t?feature=mhum

Check out our brand new blog!!!!
http://www.london3dproject.blogspot.com/

And then check out our partners:
http://www.estate3d.com/
http://sketchupartists.org/

Other news!
We will not show any pictures in this update! the reason why is: the project has not expandet to much throughout February. But expect great pictures in the april update!.

Now instead of pictures there will be a selection of new models that we think are great. 3 models from the us, and 1 model from other modelers modeling London.
(The none London3Dproject model, will be from the day of the update. (it will be called Daily favorite.)


London3Dproject - Favorites.

First of all we have this AMAZING model by Jack. The willis building. There is not much to say, exept that its looking marveles.



Model Link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=f0c70561b6dab28ce153ba43332a882

The next one is a model called Ropmakersplace by Supertall robbo. This model really fits in to its surroundings and shows of the skills of Matt.



Model Link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=984194e66995cbb19f8f6237fa81039

The last of our own models is Islington 18 by Mads. Not that its to amazing. But it marks the start of some more detailed models in his part of the project.



Model Link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=11a4525a7667d0eb2dbae68f09c7c12f

Daily favoritel:

Today we haven't seen any skyscraper being uploaded. But who cares a bit anyways? This next model and our favorite of the day, is quit (very) Nice. It was uploaded by a guy called Siwi. (Yes you Sarepava). Now this model is not amazingly detailed or one of the greatest landmarks of the city. But the fact that he is trying to make the train stations and railways in all of the city is great. Congratulations Siwi/Sarepava, you deserve it.



Model link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=c6a6d3136b3609dd3c34333ec675edd2&prevstart=0

Suprise!

We have a little surprise for you all. We will as well do a monthly favorite. Or that would the best model from one update to another. The rules are simple. Create a model upload it and wait. The model has to be real, and if one of your models were the favorite last moth you cant get the price the month after.

Monthly favorite:
Now this model is just amazing, and it is clearly the best model this guy has ever done! it is also one of the most known landmarks of London, and later this year there will be a huge wedding in it (if im wrong. Correct me) This is of course Damo's Westminster Abbeyl. Congratulations Damo.



Model Link: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=a7a7981e1860715da5f88291d2e1580c&prevstart=144

Other contenders:

A building in Westminster: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=112bef0c3f0dcc3fa5f88291d2e1580c&prevstart=108

Upminster Windmill: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=dbd38b9b58a9a082daec831dbb1cc6a6&prevstart=108

Serviced offices Wc2: http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=1f39d7fae7beb67618aa46319ec8ea88&prevstart=144

Ohh yes by the way. I just saw that the collection for our models ended up in the Featured collections bar on the Warehouse frontpage. Take a look:
^^ that model of Westminster Abbey is outstanding! :0
Thanks, guys :cheers:
 

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MagnaCarta/HolyGrail
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^^ Yes. This model is very good indeed. I have added it to the list of models.

And for the rest of you. Be sure to add your favorite London Models. the only rule is that they have to be new. made in the timeroom of 5th march - 5th April. Thanks :)
 

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I pity the guy who has to draw up The Arcelor Mittal Orbit!!
I see what you mean & what recession? lol!

ps. I suspect Google will include this amongst their models of the Olympic development next year (as they did with the Chinese Olympics site & South African World Cup stadiums for example)

Another ps. Here's what looks like a good thread about the tower (mostly moaning about how ugly it is, lol!)

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1306903&page=7
 
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