I’m fascinated with this one stone, Stone 59. (But, fickle is what fickle decides to be flavour of the moment.)
When Stone 59 fell, it broke into three major parts: the bottom, turtleback a; middle b and tenon c. I guess the other chunks, particularly the right, top corner of the middle chunk (59b) and the lower right corner of the bottom (59a) have been taken. Perhaps there is a flaw in the sarsen down that side.
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A fallen upright, from Trilithon Five. The top of Stone 59 showing the tenon. Interesting circular percussive injury bottom right. The nasty wound is approx 2 feet in diameter.
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Barney Harris has worked out the man-hours needed to craft the stones. Fabulous stuff. I see that it is the lintels that took the longest. I hadn’t thought of that.
They have six sides to dress where the trilithon’s uprights have a back that is left rough the buried side that wouldn’t have had much attention, though the inside face would be polished smooth, the two walls wouldn’t, as they show lots or remaining working lines. Continue reading “How long to build Stonehenge?”
It’s the details that make these models of Stonehenge really pop. And the rusted patina brings them out. All I do is dip the cold cast iron models into vinegar and salt and after a few days lightly, rub down the model with my fingers, The grease from my skin makes the raised parts of the model sing, while the recessed depths stay rusty.
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Some more renders in light rust at 76th scale. 8.3cm or 3.3 inches high (T2) x 59cm or 23.2 inches in diameter. The base will not be as thick as this.
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A video. Pan across a rusty patina model render at 35th scale, then a zoom into Trilithon Two.
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I’ve rendered the polished, inner face of Stone 53. (Remember that line of 17th-century graffiti is about eye-level.)
It’s in different light angles and materials, hopefully, to find the carvings more easily. Download, have fun.
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There is a 100-year-old, neverending question of was it: Neolithic man or glaciers who moved the bluestones from West Wales to Wiltshire. Continue reading “Bluestones. Glacier or man?”
To compare the sizes of the Stonehenge model full set. These are renders from the models, comp’d in Photoshop.
- 76th scale model miniature is 8.3cm or 3.3 inches high (T2) x 59cm or 23.2 inches in diameter.
- 35th scale model replica is 18cm or 7 inches high (T2) x 128cm or 50.4 inches in diameter.
- The real thing is 632cm or 20 feet 8 inches high (T2) x 4480cm or 147 feet in diameter – around 10% further out than the outer stone circle to contain the fallen stones, too.
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