For how small the model is (12″x12″ square), this has been a long slow burn of a project. The idea of it was hatched in October 2016 when the original location of Bar Volo closed for the building to be demolished. This will be a photo heavy post, but I will include links at the end as this is a project wrap-up post to earlier ones on the process of building the model.
This project had a bit of every aspect of model making and design, 3D printed components, designing signs for printing from the computer, working with styrene, using pan pastels, scenery techniques for the ivy. The building and interior are all done. There are no loose ends. I do want to make a sign for when it is out on display, and I am still messing about with which cars are going to be on the diorama, and where they go, but those are cosmetic things that can be changed as I desire. There are no more “construction” tasks to do, the model is done!! (how nice it is to say that!)
My timing couldn’t be better, with the news this week that Bar Volo has finally found a new home, and that a liquor license application has been filed for a location only a block away from their old home, this time to the northwest of Yonge and Wellesley. I look forward to seeing many good friends at Volo again in the future, and to bringing the model down to the bar for others to see.
With all that said, I can now sit back and admire my model, and hopefully you enjoy it too!
Come on in to Bar Volo, the lights are on, the beer is flowing, and good company awaits.
The Dundonald Street (south) side of the building with the patio.
The Yonge Street view of Bar Volo.
The Interior View, showing the switches for lights, and the opening back wall so you can look into the bar and see the interior of the model.
The east side of the building, mostly hidden behind other buildings not modeled (the black card material)
Aerial View of the diorama, the whole square foot of it!!!
View of the patio from street level, complete down to the blackboards with the beer lists on it.
Slightly higher view of the patio. As you can see, when the interior lights are on, its very visible.
A shot of the model to give a better sense of scale. For those not familiar, I model in what is known as HO Scale, a model railroad scale of 1″ of the model is equal to 87″ in the real world, often seen referred to as 1/87th.
Previous Blog Posts on Model:
- 587 Yonge Street
- Mixed Media Structure Building
- Building the corner of Yonge and Dundonald
- Paving Roads with Pan Pastels
- Streetsigns & Details in Scale – Many Ways to Make a Model
- Nibbling away at Windows
- Ten Windows Down, Ten to Go
- Windows and Walls
- Long Weekend Workings – Building a Bar instead of drinking at one
- Continuing Progress on the Interior of 587 Yonge Street
- Continued Progress on 587 Yonge Model/Diorama
- Lights and Ivy for 587 Yonge Street
- Modern HO Scale Vehicles for 587 Yonge St.