Well, its been a while since my last post….but I have made some progress with the village buildings. First on the list was “The Gloriette” which is the centre piece of Portmeirion and features heavily in several episodes of “The Prisoner”.
Now I have the basis of the Piazza I will begin to add a details, like walls, plants and all the other features, but at this moment I just wanted to take the time to show you the basic builidng itself. The Gloriette is actually a “Folly” and only has the one main wall. The original builidng’s balcony doorway leads out on to a road, which at the rear of builing is at ground level !
Getting this model produced as been quite a long journey from photos and plans through to 3d software for laser cutting. Mike (pigeon guard games) toiled for some time on the detailed sections and produced various pieces of artwork which were beyond my pay scale 😉 Thanks Mike!!! I concentrated my efforts on the simple stuff! I am already working on the next building..news soon.
Invaluable in the research phase has been my friend over at “the unmutual” website Rick Davy who visited Portmeirion on several occasions and took huge numbers of photos and other details needed….Thanks Rick ;)……all actual photos of Portmeirion are reproduced here with his kind permission.
Anyone visiting Portmeirion will be able to buy this model in the Prisoner gift shop on site, or alternatively you can order online at our website Pigeon Guard Games here
There are various ways to recreate the water effects in the pond, for this version I used clear resin poured over some 28mm scales leaves that always seem to litter the pond at certain time of year. I then topped off the resin with some acrylic gel to create the ripple effects of water. I am currently working on the Fountain…pictures soon!
I thought I would take some shots with my “Villagers” and Mokes in situ.