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Elvis
01-19-2006, 12:04 AM
First of all, I want to thank all of you who responded with such kind words to my posting my drawings and photos of the model ballparks I made years ago. As you may know, I have not made any new models for some time now, due primarily to the time involved in constructing them. However, thanks in large part to you guys inspiring me, I have decided to try it again. I'm going to build another model ballpark and attempt o sell it. If I can, then I may have a new side business on my hands - we'll see how it goes.

My new model(s) will be of the same scale (1:600), but will be somewhat more "polished". Instead of being almost entirely built of corregated cardboard, as my old models were, I will be using more traditional model-making materials - Balsa and bass woods and some plastic for most of the visible elements. I will still be using corregated cardboard for most of the internal structure, simply because it's free, easy to work with, and frankly quite sturdy.

My first new model is almost ready to begin the construction phase. The basic design is worked out and I just finished the final draft of the field layout. The ballpark borrows design elements from the Polo Grounds, Dodger Stadium, Old Comiskey Park, Tiger Stadium, and of course, the modern ballparks of today. The dimensions are:

LF foul pole: 305 ft
LF corner: 381 ft
LF "true" alley: 386 ft
LF deep alley: 399 ft
Center field "notch": 462 ft
LF and RF center field: 422 ft
Deep RF alley: 439 ft
RF "true" alley: 419 ft
RF corner: 393 ft
RF foul pole: 311 ft
Backstop: 50 ft

Foul territory: large along the bases, small deep down the lines.

This ballpark will feature 2 large main seating decks in the main grandstand; a third deck behind home plate; 2 separate "old fashioned" pavilions in the corners that extend toward center field (featuring overhanging upper decks and roof supported by minimal posts and cantilevers); a center field "notch".

I haven't worked out all the details yet, but it's pretty much ready to start building. The only thing I haven't really decided on is the exterior design and overall color scheme.

I'll post more details later and of course be giving construction updates as frequently as is feasable. I do have a question for all: How much should I ask as a selling price? I've never sold one before, so I'm not sure. I figure the materials (not counting the initial investment of a few tools) will run between $50-$100 (guestimate), and something like 15-25 hours labor. :eek: Any ideas? I've already found a company that makes 1:600 scale trees, cars and figurines I can add to the models, so this would add to the cost a little as well, although I can always offer them as optional accesories.

Again, thanks for inspiring me once again!

Onward! :D

Twisted Wicker
01-19-2006, 10:34 AM
This should turn out great, especially if it's going to look better than your other ones! :eek:

Your drawings were superb, and very realistic. Did you just draw this one, or is it in the other thread? I would like to see the drawing, if you could.

Good luck on this one!

Yankeebiscuitfan
01-19-2006, 12:15 PM
Aren't you affraid that if you make a business out of it, the fun will disappear after a while?

sickle
01-19-2006, 06:35 PM
I'd go with 129.99 to 149.99 for models without the extras. With extras, it would all depend on the costs of said extras.

Anyway, I am definitely interested in a scale model of that Wiffle(R) field that we discussed. Of course, it wouldn't be 1:600, hopefully more like 1:150, since it's about 1/4 scale of a big-league park.

sschirmer
01-20-2006, 10:01 AM
I figure the materials (not counting the initial investment of a few tools) will run between $50-$100 (guestimate), and something like 15-25 hours labor. :eek: Any ideas? Again, thanks for inspiring me once again!

Onward! :D

First, no thanks to us, your work is fantastic! If I were to price something like this, I would mark up materials in the neighborhood of 20-25%. Putting the materials sell price around $70-125. As far as the labor goes, I generally want to make on the side what I do at work. In other words, if you make $100K per year, that's roughly $50/hr., $50K/year roughly equates to $25/hour. Using $25/hr as a model number, labor would run $375-625. All that being said, I would think anywhere from $450-600 would be fair, plus shipping and handling.

sickle
01-20-2006, 01:09 PM
No offense to the post or to the builder, but I think $450-600 is entirely too much to charge. They are great designs with great craftsmanship, but not many can afford that kind of change.

Sean O
01-20-2006, 07:56 PM
No offense to the post or to the builder, but I think $450-600 is entirely too much to charge. They are great designs with great craftsmanship, but not many can afford that kind of change.

Someone just bought the scorecard to game 4 of the 2004 World Series for $160,000. For the amount of work that goes into a model, and for the pieces involed, $450-600 is an absolute steal. Frankly, anything under $1,000 is a bargain.

I know a lot of people haven't had to make models in the past, but as someone who made scale models for several years (before I switched entirely to CAD), I can tell you how much goes into it. Nobody's fault, but until you actually do it, it's hard to fully understand.

Elvis
01-20-2006, 10:47 PM
Many thanks to everyone for the feedback so far! :) I really appreciate it.

To try and respond in order:

TW: Yes, I did new a new drawing for this one. I'll "clean it up" some and try and post it by tomorrow evening.
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YR: No, not really. Getting paid for something you like doing is the best kind job you can have. Besides, the only way I can really resume doing this is if it pays.
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Sickle: Yes, your model would be close to that 1:150 scale. In fact, 1:150 is pretty close to being about half way between HO scale and n gaugue in comparison to model trains.

Unfortunately, the price that you gave me to sell my ballpark for just isn't realistic. $130 would barely cover the cost of materials. Imagine trying to buy a new house (sans land) for just the cost of the materials and expecting the architect and construction company to work for free. I would also offer the Wedding Cake analogy. It isn't unusual to pay $500 for a wedding cake. It isn't because the flour, sugar and eggs cost that much - it's the extensive time and craftsmanship involved.
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sschirmer and sean o: Thanks for your input! Assuming I stick close to my stated costs and labor estimates, I was thinking somewhere close to $500. That would allow me to re-invest into some tools that would cut some of the time involved in construction and mainly in fabricating virtually every hand-made custom part! I'd love to be able to buy a Dremel, an airbrush and electric sander!

Ok, back to work...:dance

sickle
01-21-2006, 09:31 PM
I guess I don't fully understand the whole process, as you are much more knowledgeable in this field than I; I must admit, I have great admiration for people who can do marvels with things I don't even understand. Appreciation of another man's (or woman's) work is the utmost compliment. When some bills get paid for, I would have no problem forking up 5 bills, now that I think about it.

Elvis
01-21-2006, 10:40 PM
Ok, here's today's progress report. The main deck supports are all finished and installed, as well as an initial "retaining wall" behind them. There are 4 kinds of supports: Lower deck supports that brace the lower stands that surround the entire stadium; Pavilion supports that brace the upper home run porches and roof boxes in the outfield; Baseline supports that brace the mezzanine suites and upper deck along the baselines; 1st-3rd supports that brace the suites, upper deck and top deck behind home plate.

This is basically the "skeleton" of the stadium. None of this will show after the stadium is finisihed. The next steps will include creating supports for the outfield plaza; creating and installing the luxury suites in back of the lower deck; creating the roof boxes and roof for the outfield pavilions.

Elvis
01-21-2006, 10:48 PM
You can get the general shape of the stadium with this shot. The main grandstand and CF notch is modeled after the Polo Grounds. The "Top Deck" behind home plate is borrowed from Dodger Stadium. The "Stacked" outfield pavilions are a combination of The Ballpark in Arlington, Tiger Stadium and Old Comiskey. Only the outfield pavilions will feature posts. The main grandstand is all cantilever decks. Oh, and the press box will be tucked between the upper deck and top deck.

Elvis
01-21-2006, 11:04 PM
Here's the same overhead shot rotated, and with an outline of the field so you get a better idea.

BoofBonser26
01-22-2006, 05:13 AM
Awesome, Elvis! Thanks for the updates. Keep us posted. :D

sickle
01-22-2006, 09:34 AM
Lookin' good my man, keep up the great work!

Elvis
01-25-2006, 01:06 AM
Well, I'm making solid and steady progress these last two days. I'm actually amazed a little at how well it's looking. Today I began installing many of the pieces that will actually show after several days of just installing the internal support pieces. I was a little nervous about working with the balsa and bass wood because I had never worked with real wood in my models before, however, I was pleasantly surprised. It's easy to work with and is giving the model a level of "polished detail" that I was hoping for, but not sure I could achieve. I'm quite giddy about it frankly! :clapping

Another update tomorrow with photos... Stay tuned.

sschirmer
01-25-2006, 09:18 AM
First of all, let me say that there is noway that $450-600 is too high for what you are offering. That's a lot of labor! Matter of fact, I thought if anything, I may have been a bit low. Secondly, your work is awesome. Keep the pics coming, as I am really in awe of what you are doing. I would gladly give $500 for a Jacobs field model, if you ever do it.

Guerrero Mad Man 2715
01-25-2006, 10:11 PM
Almost looks like Petco.

Elvis
01-25-2006, 10:19 PM
First of all, let me say that there is noway that $450-600 is too high for what you are offering. That's a lot of labor! Matter of fact, I thought if anything, I may have been a bit low. Secondly, your work is awesome. Keep the pics coming, as I am really in awe of what you are doing. I would gladly give $500 for a Jacobs field model, if you ever do it.

Thanks. Yeah, a lot of labor. I'm begining to think that those figures are too low too. Not that the money is everything, but this is really going to be a museum quality piece. I've seen a some ballpark models for sale out there on the internet, but nothing like what I'm doing. Anyway, we'll see.

Some photos of the progress as promised.

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Phillie_Fan
01-27-2006, 11:41 AM
Cool stuff! Geez, if I did something like that I'd probably spend way too much time doing so. I used to build backgammon boards from leftover hardwood flooring. 30-40 hours was not uncommon for each of the five I made.

Looking forward to more pics Elvis!

Elvis
02-09-2006, 12:36 AM
That thing that looks like a coffee table is a part of the skeleton of the rotunda main entrance gate. If you look carefully above the third base stands you can see the CF notch. All the interior walls are up; lower club level installed; Mezzanine installed, sealed and filled; lower bowl sealed, filled and rough sanded.


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Elvis
02-09-2006, 12:39 AM
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john_miku
05-29-2006, 02:21 PM
I'm a newbie to the board and I'm wondering if this project is complete?
Can I see more photos of scale models? I'm looking at starting my own and would like some ideas? Where do I even start? Thanks John

redbuck
05-29-2006, 03:35 PM
Elvis, is the website link for Ballparktour your site? And do you put photos of your work on the web anywhere? I'd love to see your collection.

As you know, I make models also, although far less polished than yours.

On my Sportparks site, I have my collection (http://rogerfweber1.tripod.com/id3.html) and drawings (http://rogerfweber1.tripod.com/id4.html) and have been contacted about some sales.

Maybe I haven't looked hard enough, but I can't find yours online. I'm sure they would go for quite a bit of money if you offered them for sale.

Elvis
05-31-2006, 01:48 AM
Elvis, is the website link for Ballparktour your site? And do you put photos of your work on the web anywhere? I'd love to see your collection.

As you know, I make models also, although far less polished than yours.

On my Sportparks site, I have my collection (http://rogerfweber1.tripod.com/id3.html) and drawings (http://rogerfweber1.tripod.com/id4.html) and have been contacted about some sales.

Maybe I haven't looked hard enough, but I can't find yours online. I'm sure they would go for quite a bit of money if you offered them for sale.

Roger,

Yes, BallparkTour (http://www.ballparktour.com) is my site. I actually don't have anything posted anywhere except the stuff I posted here. But I'll post some photos soon of the model I'm working on. It's coming along just fine, although I'm into a lot of the finishing detail work which goes slowly. I'm hoping to be completely done by the end of summer. My intention is to build and sell two to three diorama concept models a year after this. I already know from cutting my teeth on this first one, exactly what I can do to speed up the process to about half the time it's taken to do it.

I'll post some pictures here soon.

Your models and drawings are great by the way. :clapping

Elvis
06-15-2006, 02:06 AM
I haven't updated any photos of my progress in awhile. Here are some. This is still a while from being finished. In some shots the rotunda and some seating sections are uneven - I know, they're not glued down yet - just in place for this photo shoot. The outfield pavilions are currently used as my tool caddy. :laugh

A lot of what you see is unfinished and "rough". Much of the exterior and paint as shown will not be seen eventually - it's just a base design right now with lots of stuff still to be added on top of it and most is still unvarnished. The seating decks are significantly cantilevered, especially the outfield pavilion upper deck, which is a complete (100%) cantilever. :)

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runningshoes
06-15-2006, 02:16 AM
You got some finished pics?

I don't think I've seen one yet.

Elvis
06-15-2006, 02:22 AM
You got some finished pics?

I don't think I've seen one yet.

These photographs were taken today.

runningshoes
06-15-2006, 02:49 AM
But this isnt your first one, right?

Can I see a finished model?

riverfrontier
06-15-2006, 04:53 AM
I couldn't describe how cool that is with simple adjectives. It would take body language. Back slaps, high fives, a 'Buddy Christ' gesture from 'Dogma' and a choreographed 'secret' handshake, followed by a simulation of Samuel L. Jackson's 'I need some money' dance from 'Jungle Fever.' (Dance fo' me Gator)

Elvis
06-15-2006, 11:19 AM
But this isnt your first one, right?

Can I see a finished model?

Actually this is the first one. The other models I built were out of cardboard (This is wood) and I never really finished any of them completely. This thread: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=37813 has some photos of those old cardboard models. The ones I'm going to be creating from now on, like this one, will be more "polished" and include a complete diorama setting when finished including trees, cars, people etc.


I couldn't describe how cool that is with simple adjectives. It would take body language. Back slaps, high fives, a 'Buddy Christ' gesture from 'Dogma' and a choreographed 'secret' handshake, followed by a simulation of Samuel L. Jackson's 'I need some money' dance from 'Jungle Fever.' (Dance fo' me Gator)

Thanks. I'm happy how it's turning out so far.

efin98
06-16-2006, 05:52 PM
Interesting design. Sort of reminds me a bit of Polo Grounds in the lower bowl and Metropolitan Stadium in the two decks...

Very well done!

Richmond Hill Phoenix
06-16-2006, 08:39 PM
Freakin sweet.

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06-20-2006, 12:31 AM
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redbuck
06-20-2006, 03:07 PM
I took one of the overheads and opened it in Paint to figure out the dimensions. Looks like about 290 down the left field line, 310 down the right field line and about 475 to dead center (counting the notch), and around 430 right to the right and left of that notch.

Very interesting design.

The upper deck behind home reminds me of Dodger Stadium.

Elvis
06-20-2006, 03:21 PM
I took one of the overheads and opened it in Paint to figure out the dimensions. Looks like about 290 down the left field line, 310 down the right field line and about 475 to dead center (counting the notch), and around 430 right to the right and left of that notch.

Very interesting design.

The upper deck behind home reminds me of Dodger Stadium.

Hey, you'd make a good detective. :D Here are the actual scale dimensions:

LF foul pole: 305 ft
LF corner: 381 ft
LF "true" alley: 386 ft
LF deep alley: 399 ft
Center field notch: 462 ft
CF to the left and right of notch: 422 ft
Deep RF alley: 439 ft
RF "true" alley: 419 ft
RF corner: 393 ft
RF foul pole: 311 ft
Backstop: 50 ft

Elvis
07-22-2006, 10:12 AM
7/20/06

Seating sections installed. More detail work done. Still much to do. The beige playing field and silver diamond are just some temporary paint - just to get a general idea of the diamond's placement and scale.

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RichardLillard1
07-22-2006, 05:47 PM
Elvis, looks fantastic. Any plans for a roof over the grandstands behind home plate?

Elvis
07-22-2006, 06:09 PM
Any plans for a roof over the grandstands behind home plate?

Yes - the next thing I do is build the roof/restaurant/team shop on the top deck. There will also be a canopy roof over the other part of the grandstand (1st and 3rd base).

RichardLillard1
07-22-2006, 06:57 PM
How does the roof get suspended like that? Cantilever? Support Posts?

Elvis
07-22-2006, 07:11 PM
How does the roof get suspended like that? Cantilever? Support Posts?

For this model I'm using cantilevers for the roofs and seating decks - no posts. The upper outfield pavilion decks are completely cantilevered, while the main grandstand decks are about halfway out on cantilevers. Take a look sometime at the roof of the old Toronto Exhibition Stadium - Now THAT'S a cantilevered roof!

Richmond Hill Phoenix
07-22-2006, 07:12 PM
Also, what did you use to make the seats?

Elvis
07-22-2006, 07:28 PM
The seats are basswood, as is most of the stadium. I used basswood 1/16" spacing "dollhouse" clapboards, which make perfect real indications of seating rows. The scale is too small (1:600) to represent actual seats themselves, so the clapboard "row" effect is perfect.

Richmond Hill Phoenix
07-22-2006, 07:36 PM
Ya, I thought you might have ordered mini seats from a hobby shop or something because they look so perfect. Great to find things like that, that fit perfectly.

Southlake CubsFan
07-22-2006, 09:47 PM
scoreboard in dead center, where that opening is?

Elvis
07-22-2006, 10:06 PM
scoreboard in dead center, where that opening is?

Yes. Nothing too big and gaudy though. Actually it will be plenty big, but I'm not putting any advertising in like I did with my old cardboard models. I want these to be more in an artistic visionary mold, so no ads anywhere. I do have a unique plan for the scoreboard though that I've never seen done anywhere before. It will be a big board supported on either side by a colonade, which will extend beyond the board itself. The colonade might run the entire legnth of the pavilions, but I'm not sure about that yet.

Elvis
07-22-2006, 11:15 PM
Ya, I thought you might have ordered mini seats from a hobby shop or something because they look so perfect. Great to find things like that, that fit perfectly.

No such animal as pre-made seats like that. Every one of those sections was cut by hand, sanded, sealed, got 3 coats of paint and 2 coats of satin varnish. Yeah, it took awhile.

Elvis
07-22-2006, 11:52 PM
Press box is suspended over the lower bowl.

Two club levels under mezzanine deck.

MVP Suites still unfinished behind home plate on mezzanine deck.

efin98
07-23-2006, 11:39 AM
I am not a fan of the dimensions down the foul lines, I'd prefer them back about 10-15 feet. Frankly it's much too short without a 30'-40' wall.

I can't stand that notch in center field. You could salvage part of it with a slight angle or a Fenway-like triangle, but not something as obviously contrived as that.

Richmond Hill Phoenix
07-23-2006, 11:48 AM
How do you go about starting this? I have alot of spare time this summer, because I'm not working for the last two weeks. You can email me at circa__89@hotmail.com. Thanks alot.

RichardLillard1
07-23-2006, 01:50 PM
Once again Elvis... amazing. Do you have any blueprints I could see of it? I am curious of seeing more of the layout than what the model shows us if you have done it.

What were your basis ballparks for the design? If I am not mistaken I definately see Polo Grounds and some of Dodger Stadium.

Does the main concourse go all the way around the ballpark behind the the last rwo of the lower bowl like most modern parks?

Elvis
07-23-2006, 02:33 PM
I am not a fan of the dimensions down the foul lines, I'd prefer them back about 10-15 feet. Frankly it's much too short without a 30'-40' wall.

I can't stand that notch in center field. You could salvage part of it with a slight angle or a Fenway-like triangle, but not something as obviously contrived as that.

Actually I put those features in just to see if you'd bitch negatively about them... it worked. ;)

Elvis
07-23-2006, 03:48 PM
Once again Elvis... amazing. Do you have any blueprints I could see of it? I am curious of seeing more of the layout than what the model shows us if you have done it.

What were your basis ballparks for the design? If I am not mistaken I definately see Polo Grounds and some of Dodger Stadium.

Does the main concourse go all the way around the ballpark behind the the last rwo of the lower bowl like most modern parks?

Thanks.

No blueprints as such. I came up with this design based on an earlier design I had many years ago. I had always liked it and thought it would make an interesting and unconventional model. I basically did some rough scetches with some initial measurements and went from there. Much of what has taken shape has come "as I go along" - Just as when I paint I only have a rough idea of what the outcome should be, but as you go along the painting itself kind of decides where it wants to go. The same is true as I build these models - there is always a new direction that comes into being as I build and create. For example, I had no idea about the exterior design when I started - you just have to start, let inspiration take over and go with it.

The original seating bowl and grandstand design that I had originally drawn years ago was indeed inspired by the Polo Grounds. The "Dodger Stadium" style top deck didn't appear until I started this actual model - it wasn't part of the original scetch. The other main influence was Comiskey Park's outfield seating. This model is really a just a mish-mash of ideas I had floating around - kind of a "test run" if you will - I've never built one of these out of wood and kind of wanted to cut my teeth with some different and varied tecniques and styles. The projects that I have in mind to do next will be more cohesive in style and form - to be honest, this model is really just a practice job.

The main lower concourse is mostly hidden. It's most visible as it encircles the outfield pavilions and then dissapears into the main structure through tunnels. Other visible concourses are on the mezzanine level which is a split-level concourse with the upper part going all the way around and the Top deck concourse, currently under construction.

efin98
07-23-2006, 07:32 PM
Actually I put those features in just to see if you'd bitch negatively about them... it worked. ;)

Two of the things you complain most about in the new ballparks added, at least you aren't totally hard headed on some features;)

Great overall design, looks like it's a cross between some of the best features of a few ballparks. Nice details.

PopTop
08-01-2006, 12:11 PM
Way past cool, Elvis :clapping

Gotham
08-01-2006, 02:12 PM
That is VERY well done and the time spent and attention to detail is notable. My only input if asked would be that the foul territory is WAY to big. It's like the old Oakland configuration. The best seats in the house are a phone call away from the action.

Richmond Hill Phoenix
08-01-2006, 02:15 PM
Well, you need some foul territory. I think it's okay, considering the lack of foul territory in the OF.

Elvis
08-01-2006, 02:29 PM
That is VERY well done and the time spent and attention to detail is notable. My only input if asked would be that the foul territory is WAY to big. It's like the old Oakland configuration. The best seats in the house are a phone call away from the action.

True enough. Like I said, this isn't my "dream" ballpark. It's from an idea and drawing that I had done years ago as my "interpretation" or "spin" on the Polo Grounds. Without that circular grandstand and added foul ground, it wouldn't be true to the Polo grounds inspired design (Even though it wound up being a mish-mash of ideas in the long run). However, the backstop is only 49 ft. from home plate and the circle is tighter, so there is actually less foul territory than Oakland or the actual Polo Grounds. But liek I said, this model is really just a testing ground of design ideas and model building tecniques that I've never used before.

RichardLillard1
08-01-2006, 02:55 PM
Elvis, I think you did a wonderful job I could only immagine what it would be like to see a ballpark like that actually built for baseball. It would truly be one of the most unique in recent years and if it were made I think it would be a great ballyard for the Mets as opposed to their new cookie-cutter design.

Mind if I PM you and send you a couple pictures of my ideas for your review? I would really appreciate another's view on my design.

Elvis
08-01-2006, 04:10 PM
Elvis, I think you did a wonderful job I could only immagine what it would be like to see a ballpark like that actually built for baseball. It would truly be one of the most unique in recent years and if it were made I think it would be a great ballyard for the Mets as opposed to their new cookie-cutter design.

Mind if I PM you and send you a couple pictures of my ideas for your review? I would really appreciate another's view on my design.

Sure, I'd be happy to.:gt

rwolfe09
08-01-2006, 05:09 PM
How do you make things like that? That's been something that I've wanted to try doing for the longest time, just didn't know what I needed to use to make it.

Elvis
08-01-2006, 06:30 PM
How do you make things like that? That's been something that I've wanted to try doing for the longest time, just didn't know what I needed to use to make it.

Start with something simple. Don't try a curved grandstand at first--it's more trickey to pull off. If you tell me what your basic design is like I can probably send you some basic paterns for the support sections which make up the skeleton of the stadium and more detailed instructions.

My first stadium was a simple 2-deck design with no club level. After you practice making them, you will automatically become more and more adventurous and daring in your designs and plans once you "master" the basics.

My STRONG advice is to try constructing a smaller straight "cutaway" practice section of a stadium first. It will give you a general idea of the way they're built using the support pieces.

I need to know what scale you want to do, and how many decks and about what size of each deck and how many suite levels and where you want them, how big a roof etc. The more details the better.

I'd highly recommend you start with a hardwood base and just use corregated cardboard, andheavy cardstock for the practice section. This will give you a good idea of how their made and only cost you pennies. Acryilc craft paint works well and is really cheap too. For cutting out the pieces just get a good exacto-type knife and a pair of heavy-duty scissors. A hot-glue gun and some craft glue is all you'l need for assembly.

Just tell me more details and I can get the ball rolling.

Richmond Hill Phoenix
08-01-2006, 06:40 PM
I was also thinking of starting something like this. I was thinking of making a minor-league-type stadium with a two-deck grandstand and simple outfield bleachers. When you make your stadiums, do you include details in the concourse, like concessions??

rwolfe09
08-01-2006, 06:54 PM
Elvis, I just need whatever is easy to get me started. It doesn't matter to me how big or small the stadium is.

Elvis
08-01-2006, 09:44 PM
Elvis, I just need whatever is easy to get me started. It doesn't matter to me how big or small the stadium is.

Well then you might as well do the same scale I'm doing, 1:600. That means that 1 inch = 50 ft. I start out doing a traditional overhead seating diagram and field layout with dimensions. I do this on a half-scale from the model, so 1 inch = 100 ft. Just use a pencil, ruler and some graph paper. Then do a side view cutaway, laying out the deck designs--depth, rake (pitch), number of levels etc. once you do all that and are happy with the design, it will be much easier to transfer all those measurements to the actual model. It's much better to work out all the kinks and mistakes on paper (blueprints), than it is to realise you don't like something after you've started construction.

That's step 1. :gt

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I was also thinking of starting something like this. I was thinking of making a minor-league-type stadium with a two-deck grandstand and simple outfield bleachers. When you make your stadiums, do you include details in the concourse, like concessions??

Some, but not too much. Remember, the amount of detail must be relative to the scale! Larger scale = more detail. Smaller scale = less detail.

With my scale, I will be including some things like a few concession stands on the concourses, but they will be mostly just painted shapes--indications if you will. It's just like paintings--the closer something is to you, the more detail--the farther away, the less detail. If I was doing a larger scale I would be adding more detail. Any smaller scale and I would omit the stands altogether. Remember, in order for the model to be "right", the amount of detail must be consistant throughout the piece, or it just won't look right.

RichardLillard1
08-02-2006, 01:07 AM
Elvis,

PM sent. By the way, what are those metallic roofs for? Anything Special?

rwolfe09
08-02-2006, 01:59 PM
Elvis could you shoot me an email (rwolfe09@rochester.rr.com) and give me the steps to making a cardboard stadium? Thanks soo much for the help

tommybaseball
08-09-2006, 09:31 AM
Great model ballpark Elvis! What will you use for the grass and dirt. Let me suggest 3M sandpaper for the infield dirt and noch grass (Germany) from a model train store. The texture is incredible. Check out this site:
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/noc/noc50190.htm?source=froogle

This is what I used for my model ballpark that I use to play my Strat-O-Matic Baseball games in.

tommybaseball
08-09-2006, 09:36 AM
Here's another view of the ballpark before I installed the lights.

Elvis
08-12-2006, 10:10 PM
Great model ballpark Elvis! What will you use for the grass and dirt. Let me suggest 3M sandpaper for the infield dirt and noch grass (Germany) from a model train store. The texture is incredible. Check out this site:
http://www.hobbylinc.com/htm/noc/noc50190.htm?source=froogle

This is what I used for my model ballpark that I use to play my Strat-O-Matic Baseball games in.

Thanks VERY much for that tip! I had been concerned about the field and I'm definitely going to check that out. It looks perfect!

Knick9
08-14-2006, 10:20 PM
That sounds like a good idea to me. It looks like a more realistic playing field by adding the sand paper notch to it. Elvis, I think it will help you out alot.

tommybaseball
08-15-2006, 12:13 PM
Elvis,
How do you get the stands to curve like that? I'm working on a pseudo Polo Grounds since my little son practically demolished my Strat Park and I'd like to do a semi-arc with runways. I'm going to leave one side of it undone and open so that I can put my scorecard and have elbow room for rolling the dice.
Also, my dream project would be to do a version of Yankee Stadium. Any tips on making the facade out balsa wood?

Elvis
08-15-2006, 12:45 PM
Elvis,
How do you get the stands to curve like that? I'm working on a pseudo Polo Grounds since my little son practically demolished my Strat Park and I'd like to do a semi-arc with runways. I'm going to leave one side of it undone and open so that I can put my scorecard and have elbow room for rolling the dice.
Also, my dream project would be to do a version of Yankee Stadium. Any tips on making the facade out balsa wood?

To make the stands curved you lay out your arc with a compass and mark the centerpoint. Then you attach the support sections to the base at equal intervals along the arc and aligned so they point to the centerpoint. You're basically building it the same way they build a real stadium. See post #9 of this thread and click on the February attachments to see this illustrated.

For the Yankee Stadium frieze (facade) it all depends on how much detail you need. I'd use basswood over balsa for it. Balsa has a higher tendancy to chip easily, especially for curved designs. Just design a template section out of cardstock, then trace the design onto the wood. I would avoid putting in too much detail unless it's a very large scale.

RichardLillard1
08-15-2006, 03:42 PM
Hey Elvis what are the metallic roofs on the model meant to represent? Are they anything special or just for decoration?

Elvis
08-15-2006, 03:54 PM
Hey Elvis what are the metallic roofs on the model meant to represent? Are they anything special or just for decoration?

The metalic roofs are now covered up, Richard. I decided I didn't like it. The roofs now have the same "sand" color as the other trim, however, I left the raised parts of the roofs metalic silver and now it looks awesome! I'll try and post some updated photos later in the week.

Elvis
09-04-2006, 01:02 AM
Some updated photos on progress.
Nowhere near finished. Note the scoreboard suspended in the colonades in CF.
:D

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RichardLillard1
09-04-2006, 12:47 PM
Nothing but "oohs" and "ahs" from this end Elvis. I love the look now of the metallic trim on the roofs.

The scoreboard reminds me of Kaufman, is that what you were aiming for?

By the way, if you could build this stadium anywhere, where would you build it?

Elvis
09-06-2006, 12:00 AM
Nothing but "oohs" and "ahs" from this end Elvis. I love the look now of the metallic trim on the roofs.

The scoreboard reminds me of Kaufman, is that what you were aiming for?

By the way, if you could build this stadium anywhere, where would you build it?

Thanks. Royals Stadium wasn't the inspiration, although I have always liked their outfield light "colonades". Actually, I'm just a sucker for colonades. My earliest memories of being awed by a "stadium" was the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood. To me it's still the most beautiful design for an arena or stadium. Classic, uncomplicated and beautiful. So I have always loved that design element and use it whenever I can. Here, in the outfield.

I've never really given any thought to a location to build it. Anywhere they loved baseball, I guess.

Elvis
09-06-2006, 12:03 AM
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Elvis
09-06-2006, 12:23 AM
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Installed pressbox--suspended from mezzannine deck.

Elvis
09-06-2006, 12:30 AM
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Richmond Hill Phoenix
09-06-2006, 12:38 PM
What's the scale? Like, how big is it in relation to your hand (as an arbitrary, average measurment). I think that I am thinking it is bigger than it actually is.

Elvis
09-06-2006, 01:44 PM
What's the scale? Like, how big is it in relation to your hand (as an arbitrary, average measurment). I think that I am thinking it is bigger than it actually is.

The scale's 1:600. Not sure how to answer the hand question. Post #61 has a photo with two pencils laying on the base, maybe that will give you an idea. The stadium is about 18" wide and the base is 24" square.

Richmond Hill Phoenix
09-06-2006, 01:56 PM
Thanks. The pencils helped. I thought it was bigger... But all the better. The detail must be difficult, with such a small scale! I have even more respect for this stadium (and it's builder) now. :clapping

Padday
09-08-2006, 08:25 AM
When I saw the picture with the pencils, I thought that the pencils must be quite large as I couldn't comprehend as to how so much detail could be fit into something that small.:clapping

PopTop
09-11-2006, 01:25 PM
Elvis, thanks for updating your work with the photos. Echoing my previous sentiments - Really love the design and have nothing but utmost respect and admiration for the patience you must have to put this together :cool:

Only1decoy
09-18-2006, 11:03 AM
i am making a model for my senior project
yankee stadium
can you help me start it out?
i want to use the same scale as your model in this thread

Elvis
09-30-2006, 10:28 AM
i am making a model for my senior project
yankee stadium
can you help me start it out?
i want to use the same scale as your model in this thread

Sorry, I just saw this. :o What do you need help with?

Steve24
10-12-2006, 11:52 AM
Luv the work you are doing on that stadium Elvis. I just retired after 30 years with a local government agency and now have the time to do retirement stuff. I used to be a model builder back in my younger days. I want to build a replica of Wrigley Field in Chicago. Have been searching he internet for info and ran across this site. Got lots of questions for you Elvis. You are really doing a great job on the stadium. I would like to build one about the same size. I have ordered a paper model kit of Wrigley Field in Chicago and will take a look at it and maybe get some ideas on how to proceed to build a wooden model. I would like to make one about the same size as you are doing out of probably balsa wood. Will be stopping in from time to time to check on your progress and have LOTS of questions.

Steve retired in Tampa Florida

Elvis
10-12-2006, 09:14 PM
Luv the work you are doing on that stadium Elvis. I just retired after 30 years with a local government agency and now have the time to do retirement stuff. I used to be a model builder back in my younger days. I want to build a replica of Wrigley Field in Chicago. Have been searching he internet for info and ran across this site. Got lots of questions for you Elvis. You are really doing a great job on the stadium. I would like to build one about the same size. I have ordered a paper model kit of Wrigley Field in Chicago and will take a look at it and maybe get some ideas on how to proceed to build a wooden model. I would like to make one about the same size as you are doing out of probably balsa wood. Will be stopping in from time to time to check on your progress and have LOTS of questions.

Steve retired in Tampa Florida

Hi Steve. :waving Thanks and welcome.

What kind of models did you used to build?

I'd be glad to help in any way I can and answer any questions you may have. I must warn you, I'm basically self-taught so don't expect any fancy engineering terms from me. :D Also, I'm still learning some things as I go - but it's working fine and looking good. I've also never designed nor built a replica, so I'm not sure what exactly you need to replicate an existing stadium, but I can help with whatever I can.

:gt

Steve24
10-13-2006, 07:44 AM
Hi Steve. :waving Thanks and welcome.

What kind of models did you used to build?

I'd be glad to help in any way I can and answer any questions you may have. I must warn you, I'm basically self-taught so don't expect any fancy engineering terms from me. :D Also, I'm still learning some things as I go - but it's working fine and looking good. I've also never designed nor built a replica, so I'm not sure what exactly you need to replicate an existing stadium, but I can help with whatever I can.

:gt

for the offer of help. I used to build kit models. Some wooden (ships, airplanes) some plastic (ships, cars, airplanes). And think you might have missed your calling looks to me like you would have made a heck of an engineer. I am still waiting on my paper model of Wrigley Field to arrive and am still looking around the internet to see if a wooden model of Wrigley Field might be available in kit form. I will keep you informed once I get started on my project. I really like what you have done with your dream stadium it looks really really good....great job you are doing with it.

RBi
10-20-2006, 10:57 PM
Any updates on this?

Fenway Park
10-21-2006, 11:40 AM
Dude nice work but what supplies did you use to build it cause im trying to build a model of fenway park and do not know what supplies i need. so if you can tell me it will be a big help.

Elvis
10-21-2006, 09:52 PM
Dude nice work but what supplies did you use to build it cause im trying to build a model of fenway park and do not know what supplies i need. so if you can tell me it will be a big help.

Glad to help, FP.

The square base is 24" x 24" pre-cut plywood. It's five 1/8" thick sheets of plywood that are glued together and that's the way it's sold - I got it at Lowes.

Most of the model (I'd say 90%) is made out of 1/16" bass wood sheets and other various bass wood parts cut to different shapes. The seating sections are 1/16" bass wood sheets that are made for dollhouse siding. I have also used some thin non-corregated cardboard or cardstock, and even some regular corregated cardboard throughout. The inner support pieces are corregated cardboard, but on my next model I'm going to use all bass wood.

I used craft glue for just about everything except for attaching the vinyl grass mat pieces to the wood because craft glue will not join plastics/vinyl - for that you need a glue that will break down the vinyl, so I used Stick'n Seal made by LocTite. Works like a charm, just watch out for the fumes! :eek:

For all the paint I used acrylic craft paint and small brushes. I used an all-purpose wood sealer, then applied 3-4 coats of paint followed by 2 coats of acrylic varnish in various finishes, but mostly matte.

You can pretty much get all of the supplies you need from your local hobby and craft shops.

Hope this helps! :)



Any updates on this?

Yes! Too many to list, but here's a few:

-- added benches inside dugouts

-- added pads to outfield and infield walls

-- installed all sidewalk/promenade sections surrounding the stadium

-- installed streets

-- designed and layed down all exterior grass areas and "public square" beyond outfield.

-- Installed grass playing field and infield "dirt"

-- completed outfield colonade section

-- finished scoreboard (infinity style)

-- drilled holes for 24 light tower posts (6 light towers with four posts each)

-- built and painted lights for light towers

-- installed "retaining wall" surrounding ballpark

-- designed, built and installed reflecting pool outside the SE side of stadium.

New photos coming soon!!!

tommybaseball
10-22-2006, 09:15 AM
Luv the work you are doing on that stadium Elvis. I just retired after 30 years with a local government agency and now have the time to do retirement stuff. I used to be a model builder back in my younger days. I want to build a replica of Wrigley Field in Chicago. Have been searching he internet for info and ran across this site. Got lots of questions for you Elvis. You are really doing a great job on the stadium. I would like to build one about the same size. I have ordered a paper model kit of Wrigley Field in Chicago and will take a look at it and maybe get some ideas on how to proceed to build a wooden model. I would like to make one about the same size as you are doing out of probably balsa wood. Will be stopping in from time to time to check on your progress and have LOTS of questions.

Steve retired in Tampa Florida

Steve,
If the government payed you well you can get one of these:
http://www.majorleaguemodels.com/replica.asp?Category=Wrigley01
Or maybe you can just get ideas from this guy to do your own. I'm personally attempting to build a usable Polo Grounds model for my Strat-O-Matic Baseball games. Good luck!

Richmond Hill Phoenix
10-23-2006, 05:34 AM
Can't wait to see some new pictures Elvis. Sounds like you're almost done. Am I right?

Elvis
10-25-2006, 12:17 AM
Can't wait to see some new pictures Elvis. Sounds like you're almost done. Am I right?


It's coming along. Still some more work to go.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b299/Marckymarc71/100_0215-1.jpg

Elvis
10-25-2006, 12:19 AM
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http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b299/Marckymarc71/100_0211.jpg

riverfrontier
10-25-2006, 08:35 AM
That's astounding. Honestly. Unbelievable craftsmanship. I love that outfield upper deck. Now imagine it in baby blue. Wink, wink. Great stuff.

Steve24
10-25-2006, 10:43 AM
looking good...looks almost done...

Steve24
10-25-2006, 10:45 AM
Steve,
If the government payed you well you can get one of these:
http://www.majorleaguemodels.com/replica.asp?Category=Wrigley01
Or maybe you can just get ideas from this guy to do your own. I'm personally attempting to build a usable Polo Grounds model for my Strat-O-Matic Baseball games. Good luck!

WOW...what a great model of Wrigley...but the price is a bit steep...thanks for the site....

Elvis
10-25-2006, 11:14 AM
Thanks. Yes, all the main "construction" work is done, now just lots more detail work: landscaping, street lamps, concession stands, cars, people, tarp rollers, finishing detail work on stadium exterior, adding model water to reflecting pool, flag poles and other doo-dads etc.

In a couple of weeks I'll be posting some closer higher resolution [35mm] pics taken with a much better camera and natural lighting to really highlight the detail work. It actually looks much better than it has photographed thus far. :noidea

Steve24
10-25-2006, 11:17 AM
Thanks. Yes, all the main "construction" work is done, now just lots more detail work: landscaping, street lamps, concession stands, cars, people, tarp rollers, finishing detail work on stadium exterior, adding model water to reflecting pool, flag poles and other doo-dads etc.

In a couple of weeks I'll be posting some closer higher resolution [35mm] pics taken with a much better camera and natural lighting to really highlight the detail work. It actually looks much better than it has photographed thus far. :noidea

would you do me a favor and use something to show the scale...a ruler would be good or a person standing behind the model....you really did a great job...

tommybaseball
10-25-2006, 12:31 PM
It's coming along. Still some more work to go.

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b299/Marckymarc71/100_0215-1.jpg

Absolutely ridiculous! I want to play my Strat-O-Matic Baseball games there. I want to live there! Did you use the Noch grass and 3M sandpaper?

JordanDL3891
10-25-2006, 06:53 PM
That is AMAZING!!

what do you do with them? you dont throw them out do you :confused:

The thing I dont like ( not that I dont like the way you built it) I don't like the desgin of the infield including the foul territory behind homeplate.

Fenway Park
10-26-2006, 05:32 PM
hey bro how come you never send anymore pictures. How did you build your stairs or places to seat because I am concused on how to do it. Would be a big help.

Elvis
10-26-2006, 08:37 PM
hey bro how come you never send anymore pictures. How did you build your stairs or places to seat because I am concused on how to do it. Would be a big help.

I just posted 2 new photos with more to come. I didn't build any stairs. The aisles have no indications of stairs - too small a scale. The seating sections are bass wood dollhouse siding made by MIDWEST. You can get it at any good hobby shop. There are at least two different sizes of the siding scale - I used the smaller (more rows per sheet) which fits this scale, 1:600, perfectly.


what do you do with them? you dont throw them out do you

Noooooooooooo!! I plan on showing it off to whomever might be interested and then putting it up for auction.


The thing I dont like ( not that I dont like the way you built it) I don't like the desgin of the infield including the foul territory behind homeplate.

I don't like it either. :laugh That is to say, it's no my ideal setup, but I was putting my spin on the Polo Grounds behind home plate, so I had to keep a similar design. Again, this is not my "dream" ballpark. It's a mish-mash of ideas that I thought would be a good first project.


Did you use the Noch grass and 3M sandpaper?

No. I was at the hobby shop and on a whim just bought some Woodland Scenic brand grass. The dirt is just painted wood, but I still might change it to sandpaper or add some other modeling material to give it some texture.




would you do me a favor and use something to show the scale...a ruler would be good or a person standing behind the model....you really did a great job...

Thank you. Yes, for my next photos I'll be sure and include something to show the scale better. The base is 2 ft x 2 ft if that helps for now. Also, post #61 shows two pencils next to the model.

RichardLillard1
10-27-2006, 10:02 AM
Elvis,

All I can say is "wow" your work never ceases to amaze me, you truly may have missed your calling.

Great job man!

schulzte
10-27-2006, 09:30 PM
Elvis,
That is incredible work. That does look like the Polo Grounds grandstand but the dimensions aren't so extreme, which is good. I've got some stadium conceptual drawings at my website. It is at
www.stadiumdrawings.blogspot.com I have attached one of my concept drawings for a New York Mets stadium that is convertable for the Olympic games. http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1670/2029/1600/NY%20Olympic%20and%20Mets.3.jpg There are many others for baseball, football, basketball, and hockey. Hope you like it.
TS

schulzte
10-27-2006, 09:32 PM
Sorry, the link didn't work. My site is at http://www.stadiumdrawings.blogspot.com

Elvis
10-28-2006, 10:41 AM
Sorry, the link didn't work. My site is at http://www.stadiumdrawings.blogspot.com

Hey TS, I posted a link to your site some time ago as well as posted your fantastic plan for a new Ebbets Field. I said that your plan was much better than the generic cookie-cutter "pseudo Ebbets" being built by the Mets, which bears no resemblence whatever to Ebbets Field on the inside, unlike yours which is a viable replica.

Nice work! :clapping

JordanDL3891
10-28-2006, 11:29 AM
yea, I visited your blog a while ago schulzte. They are really good though, and I see you have added some new ones. How do you make these?

schulzte
10-28-2006, 12:48 PM
Elvis,
I'm glad you like the Ebbets Field plan, I think that got more discussion than anything else I did. I just make these drawings on MS paint, they take 3-5 hours depending on the complexity. I certainly don't have Elvis's patience or craftsmanship; I would love to make models like that. Here is that image I've been trying to post. This is another concept for the Mets, which is vastly different than Ebbets Field. It is the Baseball/Olympics convertable for New York. http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1670/2029/1600/NY%20Olympic%20and%20Mets.3.jpg

JordanDL3891
10-28-2006, 01:08 PM
HOW THE HECK DO YOU MAKE THAT WITH PAINT! OMG! thats even more amazing! :D

schulzte
10-28-2006, 01:46 PM
Pixel by Pixel man, with lots of cut and paste, too!

JordanDL3891
10-28-2006, 06:44 PM
wow, thats REALLY amazing.

Richmond Hill Phoenix
10-29-2006, 10:57 AM
I love that site. I figured that you just used a program designed for that. But Paint? Wow. You have even more respect coming from me than before. Truly amazing.

Knick9
10-31-2006, 03:36 PM
Elvis, you do such a good job with these things. You are very, very reliable with the things that you do to actually make a ballpark fun. It doesn't matter if you happen to mess up alittle bit, I'm on the same railroad track as you, so to speak. ;)

patriotsfan
12-26-2006, 02:20 PM
Hi i saw your model yankee stadium and i was interested how you went about getting the materials and blueprints for the stadium. I want to build Gillette Stadium home of the new england patriots. if you can tell me how to go about starting my project i would be greatly thankful.

brewcrew82
12-26-2006, 04:28 PM
First off, let me say how awesome the model is.


Again, this is not my "dream" ballpark. It's a mish-mash of ideas that I thought would be a good first project.

Are you planning another project after this one? Perhaps your dream ballpark?

Elvis
12-26-2006, 10:11 PM
First off, let me say how awesome the model is.



Are you planning another project after this one? Perhaps your dream ballpark?

Thanks :)

I've already started the next one: http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=55405 I don't really have one specific dream park. I've been designing these things since I was 12 and each new one I'm working on is my "next dream park". :D

Here's a recent photo of the finished model from this thread:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b299/Marckymarc71/100_0267A.jpg

tearforamariner
12-26-2006, 10:37 PM
Thanks :)

I've already started the next one: http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=55405 I don't really have one specific dream park. I've been designing these things since I was 12 and each new one I'm working on is my "next dream park". :D

Here's a recent photo of the finished model from this thread:

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b299/Marckymarc71/100_0267A.jpg

Elvis, your stadium is inspiring. For a while now I've thought about starting one myself but never knew where to start. This thread has given me a good idea of how to go about it. I don't think I'll start out with anything too complicated, but I definitely want to do this. If you could give me any more tips, I would be very grateful. Thank you.

Elvis
12-26-2006, 10:52 PM
Elvis, your stadium is inspiring. For a while now I've thought about starting one myself but never knew where to start. This thread has given me a good idea of how to go about it. I don't think I'll start out with anything too complicated, but I definitely want to do this. If you could give me any more tips, I would be very grateful. Thank you.

I'd be happy to help in any way I can. I've outlined many tips and techniques in this thread. Anything you need help with just email me: webmaster@ballparktour.com

I must warn you, building these things is like eating a Lay's potato chip - you can't build just one! :D

tearforamariner
12-26-2006, 10:54 PM
I'd be happy to help in any way I can. I've outlined many tips and techniques in this thread. Anything you need help with just email me: webmaster@ballparktour.com

I must warn you, building these things is like eating a Lay's potato chip - you can't build just one! :D

Thanks Elvis. Do you have pictures posted other places, or are they all here on BBF. Your work is outstanding. I like this model more than the lego models you posted a link to.

Elvis
12-26-2006, 10:58 PM
Thanks Elvis. Do you have pictures posted other places, or are they all here on BBF. Your work is outstanding. I like this model more than the lego models you posted a link to.

http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=37813

this thread has some scans and photos of some of my drawings and my early cardboard models. I believe all my work is here and nowhere else so far.

tearforamariner
12-26-2006, 11:03 PM
http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=37813

this thread has some scans and photos of some of my drawings and my early cardboard models. I believe all my work is here and nowhere else so far.

Great work, really. Did you go to school to be an architect, or is this self-taught?

Elvis
12-26-2006, 11:16 PM
Great work, really. Did you go to school to be an architect, or is this self-taught?

Thanks! No, no schooling. But I've "studied" stadiums, especially the way seating decks are constructed and cantilevered since I was 12 or 13. And I've been scetching them in detail since then too. After awhile you learn the engineering doos and don'ts - what will work realistically and what won't. That's what I'm most "proud" of - that these designs can all actually be constructed in reality. You learn little things along the way, like the importance of the rake of the decks, the cantilever sections - how much cantilever and how they're supported to be safe and effective engineering, concourse and light tower placements etc.. Fun stuff!

RichardLillard1
12-26-2006, 11:31 PM
I love what you've done with that model Elvis. I have been anticipating the finished product since I first stumbled on this thread some months ago.

Just keep in mind that if you ever lose your day job you can build those museum quality models and charge the bug bucks for it.

Great job man!

Elvis
01-06-2007, 11:58 PM
Just more finished pics...

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b299/Marckymarc71/321560-R1-13-24_014a.jpg

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01-07-2007, 12:02 AM
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http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b299/Marckymarc71/321560-R1-11-26_012a.jpg

JordanDL3891
01-07-2007, 04:43 AM
I dont know if this was in your idea or not, but it looks like a football field could fit in there with one endzone in CF and the other at home plate.

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01-07-2007, 05:16 PM
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http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b299/Marckymarc71/321560-R1-11-26_012a.jpg


Happy New Year Elvis!

Quite simply, a fantastic job! Your designs, sketches, and your generous sharing of techniques, progress reports and photo-updates are both an asset and an inspiration to all lovers of ballparks real and imagined!

Thank you for all you have done and what you will do!

Dennis
BrooklynDodger14

Richmond Hill Phoenix
01-07-2007, 08:15 PM
Not much more for me to say than thank you. It's been great to watch the stadium develop. Great work, I think it looks amazing. Did you keep track of the total number of hours spent on it?

The Prowling Cat
01-07-2007, 09:33 PM
Want to say fantastic work Elvis. I look at your work and wish I had the patience to make one of those. I much like everyone else posting look forward to seeing the next project as it travels it's course.
I found the BBF site by accident and when I saw this project I kept coming back to see your progress. Now thanks to you and this posting here, I am a member of the forums and adding in my two cents every so often on other postings...:D

PeteU
01-09-2007, 11:56 AM
Pretty nifty job you did there. I see a lot of Polo Grounds there, along with elements from Memorial Stadium, Metropolitan Stadium, Dodger Stadium and Ebbets Field.

To be honest, I think it's probably more interesting than what I've seen of the plans of the Mets' Citi Field right now. Perhaps you should send your model the Mets' way.

Knick9
01-09-2007, 01:41 PM
To be honest, I think it's probably more interesting than what I've seen of the plans of the Mets' Citi Field right now. Perhaps you should send your model the Mets' way.

Well, I think by now it is too late for Elvis to do that even if he wanted to. The Mets seem focused on having their own ballpark dimensions the way it is.

I wonder, though, what would be the reaction of an MLB team FO if they looked at Elvis' projects? :confused:

brooklyndodger14
01-09-2007, 03:40 PM
I wonder, though, what would be the reaction of an MLB team FO if they looked at Elvis' projects? :confused:


They would probably sue him for theft and misuse of intellectual property (designing a ballpark with close-to-the-field views, gentle grandstand rakes (steepness), & pillars (SACRILEGE!!!!), and for having the utter gall to surround a baseball diamond (copyright pending) with such trifles.

I mean, after all, what can one expect when America's National Pastime is run by a man whose pre-baseball career was as a used-car salesman???

Dennis
BrooklynDodger14

RichardLillard1
01-09-2007, 04:36 PM
Hahahahaha, I could not agree more.

Elvis
01-22-2007, 12:50 AM
Thanks all of you for your kind comments. :)

Here's a sneak preview of the new photo galleries I've been putting together this weekend

http://www.ballparktour.com/Model_High_Def_Pics_069a.jpg

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01-22-2007, 01:41 AM
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knix
01-30-2007, 10:27 AM
Elvis,

First let me say that your model is extremely impressive. I'm hoping you can steer me in the right direction with the daunting project I have recently undertaken. A few months back I was playing lego with my 2 young sons, and it hit me! I can do this model, using lego which are already sized! No fuss! I went online and found a couple of examples of people who have done them.
(sorry if it's a repost)
http://www.burikmodeldesign.com/Sportsstadiumsmainpage.html
and this one of fenway, the best one I have seen, and EXACTLY what I want to do...
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=108779

While these are great models, they had access to a bunch of pics, figures, etc, what I am trying to build is actually a MLB stadium....that won't be built until 2009!

I'm a huge Mets fan, so my project deals with recreating the future home of Mets...Citi Field. The problem (besides sucking at calculating figures, dimensions, etc) is that there are probably 6 total pictures on the web of promo pics and dimensions for the stadium.... found here...
http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ballpark/citifield_images.jsp
http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ballpark/citifield_comparison.jsp

I even tried using captured images from the demo fly through .WMV of the stadium, which showed a ton of unseen angles, but are blurry as hell when I print them.

For those of you who may be familier with lego, I've tried using the LDRAW program which is like an advanced version of Microsoft Paint, but for lego modeling, where you can build your model virtually, and then copy the model design to build the thing in real life. Thing is, it would take me as long to draw the damn thing using this program as it would be to just build it.

So I'm stuck. I have the field layed out pretty well all the way to the outfield/warning track border, but starting on the OF wall in RF , and adjoing stands is a ()*&)*& nightmare for my southpaw brain.

My question (finally) besides any tips you can give me, is there a formula to use to calculate dimensions of a model from the actual structure?

With Lego everything is at right angles, with some tricks like hinge pieces and such to get around that, but you need a s--- load of hinge pieces for this thing.

Anyhow any advice would be appreciated (gen public welcome as well).

Thanks!

knix
02-06-2007, 12:35 PM
*Bump*

Anybody help a brotha out?

Elvis
02-06-2007, 09:16 PM
*Bump*

Anybody help a brotha out?

Hey Knix,

Sorry about the late reply. I grew up playing with Legos, but I don't really have any tips about using them to build a ballpark, except that I would try to make it as structurally sound as possible. As far as what pieces to use I will be of no help - I haven't built with Legos since 1981 and have no idea what "modern" pieces are even available.

It's tough enough trying to build an accurate replica of an existing ballpark just by looking at photographs and charts - tough, but doable. However trying to build it by going by the few preliminary rendering shots is going to be VERY tough, and may not end up being accurate, unless you wait until you have more concrete "evidence" of its final and complete design.

As far as the transfer of measurements to scale, I'm not quite sure. What I do is to draw an overhead and cutaway section, both to scale (1/600 - 1 in. = 50 ft) and go from there. So you have to figure out what scale you'll be doing and go from there.

knix
02-08-2007, 07:38 AM
Thanks Elvis,

So far I have the completed the field from the back of the dirt batters circle to the entire outfield fence, and from the 1st base coach's box to 3rd base coach's box. After 5 corrections I finally have the "fan" of the infield/outfield border correct, and visually set the outfield lip/warning track/fence to mimic that of the photos i showed in my prior post. For the field level outfield stands in right, i've comandeered around 20 duplo lego blocks from my kids (bigger blocks made for younger kids, and yes I probably punched my ticket to hell for it) to add quick hight and stability. I've discovered the following however....

1) I'm going to need a ton of more lego :eek: .
2) As they have listed the field dimentions for the park, I'm curious to see how I did visually when I use your formula, as I may have too short an outfield.
3) The angles are going to be rough. As I mentioned using lego baseplates for stability, you are stuck at right angles. While I can always use hinge pieces to create the correct angle, I will have to start cutting the base plates into section strips to get them to look right. However as the stadium has many tiers this is going to be a nigtmare.

Good news is, the "real" Citi Park won't be ready until 2009, so I got some time :P.

I will try and get some pics on here to show the progress.

Thanks again for the input.

jimmyjimjimz
02-25-2007, 01:11 PM
what stadium is that supposed to be? Or is it just a generic stadium?

Elvis
03-14-2007, 11:34 PM
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03-14-2007, 11:49 PM
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riverfrontier
03-15-2007, 09:35 AM
What can I say? As good, if not better than a trailer home with a fridge full of beer and non-stop WWF on the TV. And a small army of children to bring you that cold beer while they perfect their squirrell snares. And let me tell you that's a sweet piece o' somethin', ain't no lie. Walls o' Jericho, that ain't no lie. Mmm!

Elvis
05-05-2007, 11:39 PM
Just Some New Pics We Took With New Digi Cam. :d

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05-05-2007, 11:41 PM
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05-05-2007, 11:42 PM
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05-05-2007, 11:44 PM
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05-05-2007, 11:45 PM
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05-05-2007, 11:46 PM
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05-05-2007, 11:52 PM
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05-05-2007, 11:54 PM
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05-06-2007, 12:31 AM
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Astros
05-07-2007, 08:22 AM
fantastic Photos Elvis!!!

PeteU
05-07-2007, 05:50 PM
Any new progress on model number 2?

JordanDL3891
05-07-2007, 06:39 PM
Alsome! I also like your choice of landscapes in the backround

Calif_Eagle
06-09-2007, 11:42 PM
Just happened across this thread... what can I say that hasnt already been said? Absolutely fantastic work... very VERY impressive indeed. I'd be curious to know, should you decide to auction it (Sothebys or Christie's of course! No E-Bay for this baby!) lol, as you indicated you might; what you get for it. (If that isnt too personal a question, surely dont want to pry.) Judging by the outstanding replica parks on Steve Wolf's site, this model should command some very serious bucks also, itself.

Elvis
09-07-2007, 11:45 PM
Sorry for the delay in getting these posted for those interested. Thanks to all who offered support and encouragement along the way. This concept stadium sculpture took 7 months to build.

More photos here: http://www.ballparktour.com/Gilbert_Stadium_Model_2.html

http://www.ballparktour.com/Model_2_9-6-07044aa.jpg

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Boston Boxer
09-08-2007, 02:47 AM
i dont know what stadium this is...but it is well done. Good work Elvis, i wish i had that skill

uberpsycho
09-08-2007, 03:51 AM
Actually the exteriors and such looks more like it could be someone's rich, outdoor home instead of the typical sports stadium.

The colors are not in agreement with me, but that is a very nice model you constructed.

I lack the technical knowledge of architecture, but I admire you actually creating a scale baseball stadium.

PeteU
09-08-2007, 04:58 AM
At long last!

Good job, Elvis.

stlfan
09-08-2007, 07:35 AM
Awesome job. :clapping I'd have to say I'm not excited about the exterior but the colors and seating arrangement are great. So are the the luxury suites up under the roof above the second deck? I like that concept. Why do those people need to be close to the action? They are never watching the game, they use the stadium as a backdrop to entice clients, etc. Great job on the model.

JordanDL3891
09-08-2007, 07:44 AM
Thats great elvis! you made the colors grow on me. I love the way you made the seating behind homeplate, and then down the sidelines and outfield, it looks so retro, like double deck stands. But behind homeplate it looks modern and it is a very good placement of the press and lux suiets. The roof around the seats is very well done. I would take that over WAS new design anyday.

Sean O
09-08-2007, 07:49 AM
Gorgeous, a perfect park for the Marlins. It's classic without being horribly derivative, and still covers all of the requisite points. The outside gardens clearly recall Schenley Park outside of Forbes Field, extending the ballpark beyond the walls.

Plus, hooray for cantilevers! Hope it sells for a bunch.

Toy Boat
09-08-2007, 08:00 AM
Very nice. The exterior looks like something Frank Lloyd Wright would've done.

brewcrew82
09-08-2007, 07:48 PM
Very impressive Elvis. It may be a bit premature but do you have a third design you are planning to build? You have definately raised the bar high with this one.

Lafferty Daniel
09-08-2007, 09:29 PM
This is bad ass Elvis. It would fit in so nice in Southern Cali. I can picture this stadium right next to the Pacific Ocean. Love your "top deck" too.

http://www.ballparktour.com/Model_2_9-6-07030aa.jpg

Elvis
09-08-2007, 11:32 PM
Model number 3 is underway. I told myself after #2 was finished I'd take a little "breather", but literally the same day I finished it I was inspired to begin the next one. This design is my first symmetrical ballpark. 350 ft down the lines, 380 to the true alleys and 412 to dead center. It's a tri-deck design with the suites tucked in back of the mezzanine deck like Camden Yards and Angel Stadium. The architecture will be modern (not to be confused with contemporary). A couple of cool features include two triple-decked outfield pavilions in left and right field, which will also include suites in between the outfield wall and first deck, and a two-level grass berm spanning the outfield for lawn seating. The design will also feature an interior color scheme not seen in any major league ballpark. Seating capacity should be about 40,000 fixed seats, and lawn seating for about 4,000.

Elvis
09-08-2007, 11:34 PM
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Elvis
09-08-2007, 11:36 PM
Suites installed on mezzanine level. Lower bowl wood installed.

stlfan
09-09-2007, 01:23 PM
Looking good. Reminds me of the original layout of the ballpark in Oakland, but with angled stands instead of a large circle. Sounds like a pitcher's park down the lines but the power alleys and center seem to play out like most other neutral parks. A setup like that would cause a lot of triples or inside the park homeruns down the lines. Interesting, can't wait to see the progress.

Elvis
09-09-2007, 09:49 PM
Thank you very much.


The exterior looks like something Frank Lloyd Wright would've done.

Thanks. :happy: FLW is very much an inspiration in my designs.


The outside gardens clearly recall Schenley Park outside of Forbes Field, extending the ballpark beyond the walls.

You know, I never intended that, but you're right.



Plus, hooray for cantilevers!

I love cantilevers.



It may be a bit premature but do you have a third design you are planning to build?

Already in the works: http://www.baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=67551



It would fit in so nice in Southern Cali. I can picture this stadium right next to the Pacific Ocean. Love your "top deck" too.

Thanks. The color is "coastline blue", so that works. Yeah, the top deck is definitely Chavez Ravine inspired. I had to remove the photo you posted--I adjusted the exposure:

http://www.ballparktour.com/Model_2_9-6-07030aahh.jpg

placount
09-10-2007, 01:25 PM
may have been stated but im lost, whats your expected seating capacity?

Elvis
09-10-2007, 01:58 PM
may have been stated but im lost, whats your expected seating capacity?

About 42,000, including about 50-60 suites.

Astros
09-10-2007, 02:17 PM
This is a great looking ballpark for California, especially with the mountains as a backdrop. Great work! Look forward to seeing the new one progress.

One question...

What do the silver towers provide at the front entrance and the outfield park areas? Are they elevator or stairway towers? I like this architectural incorporation into the light towers as well.

Elvis
09-10-2007, 03:38 PM
This is a great looking ballpark for California, especially with the mountains as a backdrop. Great work! Look forward to seeing the new one progress.

One question...

What do the silver towers provide at the front entrance and the outfield park areas? Are they elevator or stairway towers? I like this architectural incorporation into the light towers as well.

Thanks. The towers, although their prime intention for me was a design element, are also designed to be usable space, however, I haven't decided exactly what. I suppose that would be up to whomever built it. It could be office, museum, club space....

Lafferty Daniel
09-10-2007, 03:56 PM
Thanks. The towers, although their prime intention for me was a design element, are also designed to be usable space, however, I haven't decided exactly what. I suppose that would be up to whomever built it. It could be office, museum, club space....


Perhaps the towers could have solar panels on them, then your ballpark could earn a LEED certificate for being eco friendly.

PeteU
09-11-2007, 07:37 AM
I've got to ask, and I hope you don't mind, but...

Is that your backyard that you've taken the pictures in?

If so, I would say myself and everyone else would proclaim themselves to be insanely jealous. Talk about a setting!

elmer
09-14-2007, 06:30 AM
Elvis.

Your design is at least a step above any existing park or any other design
i have seen.

It would be worth a trip to the moon to see it full scale. You have outdone
everyone else out there. It would be hard to imagine that it could be topped.

Elmer

Lions/Tigers@Cubs.OhMy!
10-15-2007, 12:46 PM
Elvis, any updates on this one that you can post? does it have name yet?

J2K
10-17-2007, 11:35 AM
Elvis,
Where do you get the materials to do this? I am very interested in what you are doing and would like to try it myself! Thx.:lookitup

Elvis
11-17-2007, 11:40 AM
Elvis,
Where do you get the materials to do this? I am very interested in what you are doing and would like to try it myself! Thx.:lookitup

Email me: webmaster@ballparktour.com

Elvis
11-17-2007, 11:43 AM
I'll be posting some updates in the coming days.

Elvis
11-17-2007, 11:44 AM
October, 2007

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11-17-2007, 11:45 AM
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JohnCropp
11-17-2007, 11:47 AM
Awesome.

The little truck is a nice touch!

JordanDL3891
11-17-2007, 12:05 PM
it would be refreshing if you left the seats that color, but i'm sure that isn't the plan, in any event, it is looking great :cap:

Elvis
11-17-2007, 01:01 PM
it would be refreshing if you left the seats that color, but i'm sure that isn't the plan, in any event, it is looking great :cap:

Actually, that is the finished seat color--"beachcomber beige". I wanted a neutral seat color to highlight the stained wood throughout the building, both inside and outside. A bold-colored seat would do nothing but interfere with the architecture--I really wanted the stained wood to "pop" against the seats. The exterior and interior of a ballpark/building should fuse together, not be two separate entities IMO.

The finished design will be redwood, natural stone and a warm-white stucco. The architectural style will be organic modern.

Lafferty Daniel
11-17-2007, 01:44 PM
Actually, that is the finished seat color--"beachcomber beige". I wanted a neutral seat color to highlight the stained wood throughout the building, both inside and outside. A bold-colored seat would do nothing but interfere with the architecture--I really wanted the stained wood to "pop" against the seats. The exterior and interior of a ballpark/building should fuse together, not be two separate entities IMO.

The finished design will be redwood, natural stone and a warm-white stucco. The architectural style will be organic modern.

Very cool. :thumbsup:

St. Louis 093
11-17-2007, 06:10 PM
that is really good. I am a couple days from finishing my project in woodshop. It's Busch III, not as good as yours but its real nice still

Onemoredayatshea27
11-17-2007, 06:18 PM
I'm looking forward to seeing the updates on your ballpark Elvis.

Oh and St. Louis, when you finish your model of Busch III be sure to take some pictures and post them on here.

Elvis
11-17-2007, 10:05 PM
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11-17-2007, 11:58 PM
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11-19-2007, 06:04 PM
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stlfan
11-19-2007, 06:37 PM
Very nice photos Elvis. I can't wait to see the finished product. Do you come up with detailed sketches before you start? Just curious to see images of your preliminary work.

Howie
11-19-2007, 09:11 PM
I've been looking at your posts on here i love your work. I've always been fascinated with ballparks, and I love the other two you models you made.

well done.

Richmond Hill Phoenix
11-20-2007, 12:00 AM
You should put a 24 hour a day webcam on it, so we can see how it's coming along. All the new parks are doing it...

Elvis
11-20-2007, 10:39 PM
Do you come up with detailed sketches before you start? Just curious to see images of your preliminary work.

I usually just do an overhead seating diagram (half-scale), cross-section (full-scale) and a full-scale lower-level field diagram which I cut out and use as a template to mark the field onto the wood base. The exterior I may make a rough sketch or notes, but usually most of the exterior is based on a general theme or design concept that evolves as I build it.

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11-20-2007, 10:41 PM
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placount
11-20-2007, 11:56 PM
is that a dippin dots pencil? didnt we bring up dippin dots once before on this forum?

Elvis
11-21-2007, 12:12 AM
is that a dippin dots pencil? didnt we bring up dippin dots once before on this forum?

That's funny. I just checked it and it is, and I never noticed that. But, alas, I have never had dippin dots. :sorry:

Richmond Hill Phoenix
11-21-2007, 12:31 AM
is that a dippin dots pencil? didnt we bring up dippin dots once before on this forum?Starting at post #8: http://baseball-fever.com/showthread.php?t=66698&highlight=dippin.

stlfan
11-21-2007, 04:47 AM
I take it that the seat towers in left and right are inspired by Petco Park.

emaher29
11-21-2007, 12:10 PM
elvis-thats pretty awesome. about how long does it take you to to make these? and where do you get the supplies? youve done a great job so far. i tried doing it once, but used markers and construction paper.

placount
11-21-2007, 12:27 PM
elvis-thats pretty awesome. about how long does it take you to to make these? and where do you get the supplies? youve done a great job so far. i tried doing it once, but used markers and construction paper.

seems like hes got it down to taking a month or so, they look really cool

Elvis
11-23-2007, 10:03 PM
I take it that the seat towers in left and right are inspired by Petco Park.

Nope, but I can see the resemblance. The two triple-decked pavilions are from a design on paper I did about 15 years ago.



Elvis-thats pretty awesome. about how long does it take you to to make these? and where do you get the supplies? you've done a great job so far.

The first one took 11 months, the second, 7 months, and the this one should be done well before the 4 month mark. If I worked on them 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, it would take probably 4-6 weeks. But I work on these in my spare time, so it takes awhile.

I get 90% of the supplies from the local hobby shop and craft stores. The only things I get elsewhere are the base (24" x 24" 5-layer plywood made by Georgia Pacific from Lowe's); and the Gator-Foam (http://www.foamboardsource.com/gatorfoams--gatorfoam.html) and memory foamcore (http://store.foamboardsource.com/foam-board--foam-board-with-memory.html) that I can only find online.

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gooberkitty
09-10-2008, 04:49 PM
Elvis...excellent model not only in design but in the execution of the model. I have attached a photo of a baseball only stadium model I designed several years ago. We should go into business together designing stadiums!?

Bruce
BruceGenther@aol.com


Sorry for the delay in getting these posted for those interested. Thanks to all who offered support and encouragement along the way. This concept stadium sculpture took 7 months to build.

More photos here: http://www.ballparktour.com/Gilbert_Stadium_Model_2.html

http://www.ballparktour.com/Model_2_9-6-07044aa.jpg

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gooberkitty
09-14-2008, 05:46 PM
Elvis...as stated before, your models are terrific and very professional. I have attached my album of stadium models completed to date on my profile. At access click on member list, search for "gooberkitty" and then access the album. Hope you enjoy.




Sorry for the delay in getting these posted for those interested. Thanks to all who offered support and encouragement along the way. This concept stadium sculpture took 7 months to build.

More photos here: http://www.ballparktour.com/Gilbert_Stadium_Model_2.html

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mrakbaseball
10-13-2008, 05:04 PM
:thumbsup:More participation is needed.

BMF
10-13-2008, 05:52 PM
ggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

it does look nice but what stadium is it? I think that little nook in the outfield looks injury prone. outside of that you got skillz brother.

Chevy114
10-14-2008, 04:48 AM
Wow great job!

NYFan1stYankFan2nd
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Wow, that van in the background looks HUGE!! :D

mrakbaseball
11-12-2008, 12:14 AM
:dance:dance:dance:dance:dance

DaBigMotor
11-12-2008, 09:05 PM
Interesting.

This stadium would be a natural dual-purpose place, due to the HUGE foul territory.

Patrons in foul territory might not like being so far from the field, and it's odd how the dugouts are almost at home plate, instead of further up the lines, and the outfield is WAAY too big, but a very intresting concept nonetheless. Good job!

JohnCropp
11-13-2008, 06:06 AM
Dodger Stadium (http://www.dreamstadiums.com/) (etc.).

Chevy114
11-14-2008, 05:00 AM
Dodger Stadium (http://www.dreamstadiums.com/) (etc.).

What a great site!

YankeeFanBx
11-14-2008, 05:49 AM
http://www.ballparktour.com/amm018AA.jpg

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This is the first I've seen of this, it's incredible!
Saw your dimensions, what is the seating capacity?
:bowdown::bowdown:

jnakamura
11-14-2008, 10:12 AM
This is the first I've seen of this, it's incredible!
Saw your dimensions, what is the seating capacity?
:bowdown::bowdown:

http://www.dreamstadiums.com/CimarronFieldDescription.html

YankeeFanBx
11-14-2008, 04:44 PM
http://www.dreamstadiums.com/CimarronFieldDescription.html
Thanks jnakamura, can't wait to see the new stadium.
I'm sorry NYS isn't 57,000 seats.

willpryce1
03-25-2009, 02:58 AM
Does anyone know where i could buy miniature bunting for a danbury mint sized stadium replica ( 6" x 6" )? thanks, w.p.