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« on: November 07, 2011, 02:08:56 PM »

On November 5th 1605 Guys Fawkes was captured guarding the gun powder that was supposed to blow up the Houses of Parliment in London. Apparently there was a letter to the authorities detailing the plot that lead to his arrest and eventual execution, but what would have happened if they hadn't?

The 5th of November is celebrated every year in this country as 'Guy Fawkes Night' where we make up effigies of the man and burn it on a bonfire, also letting off a bundle of fireworks.

But this thread is more about building models representing the afterath of the plot rather than an alternative history....



....It's suppose to be Big Ben. Destroyed of course! I always had the notion to build it. It may be useful for future wars games or even War of the World games. This is only the basic
shape without the top most part of the tower. My biggest problem I'm going to have is how to do the actual clock.





The way I see it, I have two options. Number one is to build all the really fiddly bits four times(one for each face) or number two use a photograph for the face. Anybody got Amy other ideas?

Cheers!
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 02:16:55 PM »

Can't see it being much of a challenge for a man of your considerable talents Cheesy

Great idea as well, I guess thats next years game sorted out Laugh
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 02:24:18 PM »

Build the face once and mold/cast it three more times?
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 02:29:41 PM »

The current Houses of Parliament were built by the Victorians, so your scenery is 250 years too early.
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 02:33:21 PM »

The current Houses of Parliament were built by the Victorians, so your scenery is 250 years too early.
I really didn't know that. How did they look back then?
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 02:34:07 PM »

Whether you build one or four faces, this might help as a start, depending how accurate you need it to be:

http://www.bjcraftsupplies.com/plasticCanvas/plastic-canvas-shapes01.asp
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 02:37:11 PM »

The current Houses of Parliament were built by the Victorians, so your scenery is 250 years too early.

Who cares its a great idea Laugh
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« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2011, 02:40:10 PM »

I really didn't know that. How did they look back then?
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Charles II - a little late, but close enough for government work  Wink

http://www.fromoldbooks.org/Knight-LondonVolII/pages/081-Houses-of-Parliament-from-the-River-temp-Charles-II/081-Houses-of-Parliament-from-the-River-temp-Charles-II-q93-1600x1200.jpg
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2011, 02:46:13 PM »

The original Houses of Parliament did burn down (by accident, rather than design) in 1834.  JMW Turner made a series of paintings about it.









The only bit that survived was what is now called Westminster Hall.

But do not despair!  Your ruined clock tower is ideal for V for Vendetta and any number of British post-apocalyptic settings.







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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2011, 02:57:30 PM »


there was a Channel 4 documentary that had some maps and plans of the parliament as well... also try and find the one the BBC did about the bomb blast with the Hamster... was shown on one of the Discovery's recently.... that had a lot of rough images of what the main building would have looked like...
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« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2011, 02:59:12 PM »

here is the Hamster... in 8 parts

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/_9oDBXLjQcE&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/_9oDBXLjQcE&rel=1</a>

very useful 3d sweep around of the original house of lords... which is now a carpark in the new building...
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« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2011, 03:02:40 PM »

here is the Hamster... in 8 parts


That car crash must have been worse than I thought ... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2011, 03:06:55 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2011, 03:21:01 PM »

Since this was the state opening of Parliament, it would have been in the House of Lords.  present would have been the royal family, all the MPs, Lords and Bishops.  So the entire ruling elite of the country would have been killed in one fell swoop...............
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« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2011, 03:56:49 PM »

He's at it again and he's only just got back from this years  Shocked Laugh Cool

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The way I see it, I have two options. Number one is to build all the really fiddly bits four times(one for each face) or number two use a photograph for the face. Anybody got Amy other ideas?

I could help you out with that one  Wink Wink

Really looking forward to the game format  Smiley

cheers

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