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Posted by B and B Studios, on 2008-05-10 15:28:27

1:6 scale New York City (practically impossible)

In my movie, StreetCop, I was figuring out how large I would have to build my set in 1:6 scale for the entire New York City. It came out to be 87.16sq. miles. Now think about how much that would cost and the amount of materials needed to build all of that. --B&B Studios-- Ethan Bartholomae B&B Studios; http://bandstudios.web.officelive.com/ Brickfilms-R-us; http://brickfilms-r-us.webs.com/

Posted by Marc Spess, on 2008-05-10 16:32:25

Hey B&B - I'd like to think it is possible. The thing you would probably want to do is use forced perspective, and lots of printed pictures to make up the background. There are tons of pictures of New York on google's image section. Just print out pictures of buildings, adhere them to some cardboard and layer them. You would be amazed at how much depth you can get, and it saves tons of space. Marc News: http://www.animateclay.com Blog: http://www.zombie-pirates.com Network: http://www.stopmotionmagic.com

Posted by B and B Studios, on 2008-05-10 16:38:06

I figured out how to give it depth and such, I just wanted to see how big it would have to be to be on 1:6 scale. Some day if I can find enough people and material, I might try to build a 1:6 scale N.Y.C. just to set a world record. --B&B Studios-- Ethan Bartholomae B&B Studios; http://bandstudios.web.officelive.com/ Brickfilms-R-us; http://brickfilms-r-us.webs.com/

Posted by Strider, on 2008-05-10 23:04:02

You'd only need to build small sections of it at 1:6 just to fit the scale of your puppets..... for an establishing shot of the whole city (if you really need the WHOLE city!!! :o :o :o ) you could build it much smaller, or just use a picture of it. Or maybe go hybrid, a picture with a few small buildings in front of it.

Posted by Nick H, on 2008-05-11 19:27:44

I couldn't even fit a whole street in 1:6 in my studio - 4 shops in a row, or 2 1/2 houses, was my limit. So I went to 1:24 for wider views, and still couldn't manage even a small town - but fortunately no need to.

Posted by Ravenstar, on 2008-05-16 10:27:48

can i ask why you would want to build the Whole city and not just the parts needed and back grounds either in smaller scale , rear projection , print and card board or a combo of all listed ? is there a shot that needs it?

Posted by B and B Studios, on 2008-05-17 11:57:58

No, I just wanted to see how many miles it would take to build it. Now I just want to make it to possibly set a world record. --B&B Studios-- Ethan Bartholomae B&B Studios; http://bandstudios.web.officelive.com/ Brickfilms-R-us; http://brickfilms-r-us.webs.com/ my MySpace page; http://www.myspace.com/ethan_bandbstudios

Posted by Nofby, on 2008-05-17 12:00:47

You must have a lot of space! It'll be more hassle than its worth!!:o

Posted by B and B Studios, on 2008-05-17 12:03:18

[div class="dcquote"][strong]Quote[/strong] You must have a lot of space! It'll be more hassle than its worth!!:o [/div] Actually just the opposite, I hardly have any space. If I were to build it I work take it to a big field or some place that is flat with 87.16 sq miles. :P --B&B Studios-- Ethan Bartholomae B&B Studios; http://bandstudios.web.officelive.com/ Brickfilms-R-us; http://brickfilms-r-us.webs.com/ my MySpace page; http://www.myspace.com/ethan_bandbstudios

Posted by Nofby, on 2008-05-17 12:20:54

How could you bring it indoors? :P

Posted by B and B Studios, on 2008-05-17 12:25:26

Oh yeah I din't think about that, hehe. --B&B Studios-- Ethan Bartholomae B&B Studios; http://bandstudios.web.officelive.com/ Brickfilms-R-us; http://brickfilms-r-us.webs.com/ my MySpace page; http://www.myspace.com/ethan_bandbstudios

Posted by Nofby, on 2008-05-17 12:27:10

So, have you re-thought? :o



Posted by Isomer, on 2008-05-17 16:08:23

I'm assuming you have looked into the scale model of New York that was already built for the worlds' fair? It's currently on display at the Queens Museum of Art. It's one of the worlds' largest miniatures and it is nowhere near 1:6 scale. Here's a picture of one part of it, the actual model includes ALL of N.Y.C. (that includes Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island! I also attached a link to an article about it... http://www.stopmotionanimation.com/dc/user_files/6781.jpg http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm1.static.flickr.com/167/398962374_582cf74934_b.jpg&imgrefurl=http://runsbrooklyn.blogspot.com/2007/02/trip-to-queens.html&h=768&w=1024&sz=645&hl=en&start=2&um=1&tbnid=9z67XeECg5gv-M:&tbnh=113&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3DQueens%2BMuseum%2Bnew%2Byork%2Bscale%2Bmodel%26imgsz%3Dxxlarge%26ndsp%3D21%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26sa%3DN



Posted by Nofby, on 2008-05-17 17:19:49

Very detailed, is it paper?