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Navigation Colliery - Crumlin, South Wales
I drive past this derelict site every morning on the way to work and was always very curious as to what it actually used to be. the site has always fascinated me.
After searching around I found out it was a colliery (coal mine).
I decided to try and revamp the colliery in max and try my best to bring it back to what it used to look like in its prime.
I started to block this out before my daughter was born based on several photos I found. but haven't been able to touch it since, me always having something on the go together with my sadly lost interest in max. Now I am in between projects so I thought I'd revisit it.
Most of the railway lines are no longer there as are some of the buildings but I will do my bes to put them all back. There are annoyingly very few decent quality photos of the old working colliery.
So I will inevitably have to use some artistic licence for some of the work.
Getting the angles right on all the photos has proven to be impossible with hourse of fiddling about with the cameras but this is the best I could do. The chimney seems to be the biggest culprit of moveing from photo to photo.
I somehow managed to find the site on the listed building website which gave a decent explanation of what each building used to be so I thought I'd throw together a descriptive image.
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1/25/2015 1:42:11 PM (last edit: 2/3/2015 9:14:48 PM)
Some of the way through the headgear (lots to do obviously)
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1/25/2015 8:04:53 PM (last edit: 1/25/2015 8:10:52 PM)
No offence mate, but you are making the rest of us look bad.
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1/25/2015 8:14:18 PM (last edit: 1/25/2015 8:14:18 PM)
Great project, looking foward to updates!
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1/25/2015 8:14:29 PM (last edit: 1/25/2015 8:14:29 PM)
When I think of all the unwrapping that's gonna take...
You going to make the trees and landscape as well?
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1/25/2015 9:52:38 PM (last edit: 1/25/2015 9:52:38 PM)
Nice! This is project right up my street, I will be really interested in seeing the results.
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1/26/2015 6:27:34 AM (last edit: 1/26/2015 6:27:34 AM)
Cheers guys !!
Nik: thanks but I very much doubt that lol.
Herfst: not a chance,going to be superimpose the structures onto the photos.
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1/26/2015 2:04:41 PM (last edit: 1/26/2015 9:57:07 PM)
The headgear is finished :)
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1/27/2015 10:30:05 PM (last edit: 1/27/2015 10:30:05 PM)
It seems you have doubled the number of stairs compared to the ref (tiny feet?). I count 26 on the model vs. 13 or so in the blurry ref for the same section.
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1/28/2015 12:48:28 AM (last edit: 1/28/2015 12:48:28 AM)
looks good :) fun project
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1/28/2015 12:55:45 AM (last edit: 1/28/2015 12:55:45 AM)
I wondered if anyone would notice that as I noticed it as I was uploading the images.
I will be changing it as it's going to bug me :)
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1/28/2015 8:42:40 AM (last edit: 1/28/2015 8:42:40 AM)
While you're at it, don't forget the handrails :)
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1/28/2015 9:23:32 AM (last edit: 1/28/2015 9:23:32 AM)
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1/28/2015 11:03:25 AM (last edit: 1/28/2015 11:03:25 AM)
Never noticed those handrails! Makes sense lol ta mate
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1/28/2015 2:19:37 PM (last edit: 1/28/2015 2:19:37 PM)
The offices building modelling is complete :) (the ivy-covered building on the far left of most of the refs above)
here are the refs
As much as I was able to I have modelled it inline with the size of the bricks (brick texture made directly from the actual brickwork on site.
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2/2/2015 11:58:46 PM (last edit: 2/3/2015 12:02:03 AM)
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