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Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 3:10am

Budapest Parliament - 1:325 - Makett [FERTIG]

Hi All,

After the Mercedes Roadster I decided to take a bit of a break. Well, it's time to get back to some building. This model has been sitting on my desk for a while now, so yesterday picked up the knife and started again.

The model has 37 sheets, glossy on a heavy card stock from the 1980s. The artwork is great, all hand painted. Decided to copy the originals and increase the size to 1:325. (I'm basing this on information found here that the original model is 1:400)

If my math is correct, that should make the model about 82cm long x 36cm wide.
The sheets were printed on 65 lb (176 gsm) white digital cover a bit larger than A3 (12" x 19") on an Epson printer. Instructions are in Hungarian, so I'm basically working in the blind as the translators don't make much sense. (I really don't believe it is snowing as one of them keeps telling me when translating a section on basic instructions).

Started on the first section and almost immediately (too late) realized I made a big error. Forgot to cut our the main door section. Will have to be much more careful as the work progresses. Also realized that this model needs reinforcing with cardboard. So back to the office to print a new sheet last night and start again. (First building is the disaster.) The last 2 photos are of the finished first section.

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Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 7:05pm

Hi Fred ,

oh what a nice model !!! Its a simple but friendly hand painting card , have so much fun at building !!!

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Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 12:49am

GREAT to see it built! I've got a copy of the kit myself, and I'm very eager to see what it will look like and how the making is proceeding.

Cheers, Thom
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Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 1:09am

Thanks Kurt and Thom.

We'll see how it goes as the work progresses. Good thing is that I can always copy the original and print another sheet if I mess up. Just hope that doesn't happen too often.

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Thursday, May 15th 2014, 5:59pm

Another quick update. Completed section 2 last night. Easy to do have some photos to show the outside and the added chipboard for stability.

Also took a couple of photos of the complete cover. Shows the finished model better.

Have decided to make the different sections first before attaching to make sure everything fits. I have already realized that I'm going to have to do a bit of creative attachments to make it fit.

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Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 2:47am

Another update.

Completed section 3 and started on section 4. First 2 photos are of Section 1, 2 and 3, Section 1 & 2 glued together with Section 3 with one roof section attached.

Next photos are of section 4 - the main dome. This is turning out to be much more work. I cut out all the buttresses and cut out more of the white spaces to make them look more open. The buttresses are then glued to the main dome structure. The top of the dome sections are then glued to the buttresses one side at a time using tabs. There are 18 of these buttresses. The last photo shows the progress so far. Very slow going.

I'm glad I copied the original sheets on 65 lb cover because if I had used the original printed card sheets, I think I would have put the model aside for another day. Also afraid that they would have delaminated with all the handling required.

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Sunday, May 25th 2014, 10:57pm

Well, the Dome is completed. Spent most of Saturday on it and glad it is over. I think (hope) the rest of the model should go a lot easier.

Photos show the completed dome together with section 5. Section 4 & 5 attached with dome structure glued to section 4 and finished.

I'm attaching some sections when required, but because the model is basically made of of different modules, I want to make sure everything fits before final glueing. So things may look a little disjointed as the building progresses.

Will have some more photos in the next few days.

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Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 3:27pm

Here is the rest of the weekends work.

Section 6, Section 7 A & B and section 8 A. This is where the mirror images of the buildings begin. It's 2 of every building.

The first photos are of section 6. Note that the brown chipboard pieces are only for support until the front of the building was added.

The rest of the photos are Section 7 and one side of section 8.

Placed all the finished parts together to show the beginnings of the building. Most of the sections are not glued together yet.

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Sunday, June 1st 2014, 10:29pm

Back to posting some more photos.

The first major section is now complete (not counting the base). The first photos shows the parts of section 9. The second all the sections to be glued together. The remaining photos are the sections being assembled.

It may be my building skills (or lack thereof), but had to do a little extra work here and there to make everything fit. We'll see what happens when the base is finally added.

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Sunday, June 1st 2014, 10:38pm

Some photos with the dome put in place. This will be the next major section I'm going to be working on.

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Sunday, June 1st 2014, 10:44pm

What a massive building; together with the dome it shows less than half of the completed arrangement ... comes out nicely ...

regards, Wilfried

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Sunday, June 1st 2014, 10:53pm

Thanks, Wilfried.

Yes, it will be big, but I did increase the size from 1:400 to 1:325.

Other good thing is that by increasing the size of the originals, it is easy to reprint sheets when mistakes are made. Something that's happened a couple of times already.

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Sunday, June 8th 2014, 7:30pm

Here are the two towers (section 11) to complete the middle section of the model.

I had to add some supports to each of the tower sections in order to glue them together. Photo shows the inner supports (chipboard) added. Also shows all the parts required for the two towers.

The columns again were made using 3mm x 3mm basswood strips as inside formers.

This basically completes the center part of the model.

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Sunday, June 8th 2014, 7:33pm

Some photos of the finished dome section (B) and put together with main section A.

Next will be the wings of the buildings. A lot of duplicate sections to be built.

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Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 5:10pm

Tolle Arbeit, auch die Vergrösserung ist gut gellungen!
ich verfolge den Baubericht nun schon etwas länger. Die Fortschritte die das Modell macht sind schon beeindruckend!
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Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 12:46am

Thanks Thomas,

Now the fun starts. It's two of every building, one for either side. Still have plenty of work to do (more than half the sheets are still left), so will be posting more photos as the work progresses.

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Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 12:13am

Hi All,

A couple more weeks and some more photos of the progress. Right now it is basically build the right side buildings, build the left side buildings. Will admit the 2nd set goes quicker since I know what is required by the first set of buildings.

Some photos of section 12, 13, 14, 15 and starting on the two center towers (section 16). Photo shows the main building, and also another of the remaining parts to complete this section. Once the tower is done, have to build the same for the other side.

Remaining photos shows the build so far. The new sections are not glued together yet since the majority will be glued to the 2 towers (section 16) when completed.

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Saturday, June 28th 2014, 11:48am

Hallo,
wie gut, dass George Ezra in seinem Song Budapest nur sein Haus in Budapest und anderes Gerümpel verkauft hat und nicht das Parlament.
Viele Grüße
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Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 1:23am

Hi All,

Yes Ulrich, I have not heard the song but agree with your sentiment. This is a beautiful looking building and I would love to visit it one day. Maybe a river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest for retirement.

Some more sections have been completed.

Section 16 finished and 19, 20 and the 2 different towers of section 21. Still have 2 more towers to complete and then section 22 to finish off the building. Then I can start to glue the sections together and finish off the surrounding walls and stairs attached to the building.

Some more photos to show the progress so far. Please note that the most of the main structures are not glued together yet so you may see gaps.

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Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 2:42am

Building Sections Completed

Hi All,

Finally completed the last of the building sections. The first two photos show the steps in putting the buttresses (20) together. Used 2mm x 2mm basswood for strength. Next 3 photos show section 22 (connecting building) and sections 21 (two end towers) and 22 together. These finish off the building. The last 4 photos are all the sections put together, but still not glued.

Now to find a suitable baseboard and assemble the building. Then add all the walls, stairs and surrounding walkways. I estimate a couple more weekends of work.

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Sunday, August 24th 2014, 12:37am

Completed

Hi All,

Finally managed to finish the Budapest Parliament today.

Building the base and making it fit the outline of the building turned out to be more of a problem than I thought it would be. Used .5 inch (1.27 cm) styrofoam as a packing material for the base sections. Either because of the enlarging of the model or because it was hand drawn, some adjustment was needed to make it fit properly. This also was the case with assembling and glueing all the different building sections.

Final size of the model is 37"x18"x11.5" (94cm x 45cm x 29cm).

All in all, it was fun to build.

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Sunday, August 24th 2014, 12:39am

Some more photos taken outside.

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Sunday, August 24th 2014, 8:53am

Hi Fred ,

very nice !!!!!

LG Kurt

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Monday, August 25th 2014, 3:36am

Thanks Kurt,

The model turned out to be a little bigger than first anticipated.

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Monday, August 25th 2014, 9:24am

Hi Fred,

Congratulations for finishing this huge and impressive model, you did it very well!

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Monday, August 25th 2014, 8:49pm

Beautiful!
Just beautiful!
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Monday, August 25th 2014, 10:04pm

Thanks Robert and Thom.

Thom, one of these days you'll have to start building your copy. :D

Regards,
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