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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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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A video. Pan across a rusty patina model render at 35th scale, then a zoom into Trilithon Two.
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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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Long, long ago Merlin built Stonehenge using giants. Here is the clear photographic evidence. ‘The camera never lies.’
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So, I thought I’d mock up a fake view of the prototype model on grass, with fingers for scale. It reminds me that, of course, Stonehenge was built by giants. Some say under the instruction of Merlin, others just to play skittles.
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The rusted patina of these models brings out the details of the working lines carved with stone mauls as well as the rotting holes caused by millennia of rain.
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Cold cast in raw and unblemished iron at 76th scale, these prototype models display the extraordinary details of the carving made by the builders. See the very large and small working lines and the polished faces.
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