April 2015 – Bronze Navigation Mark, Chatham.
Towards the end of 2014, MC Modelmaking were commissioned by The Dockyard Trust to provide a navigation mark in bronze as part of an orientation feature within the new public realm development on the site. The model was produced at a scale of 1/1350, with some vertical exaggeration, and was to depict the Dockyard and key points around the Medway Towns that relate to the Napoleonic-era and military history of the area. Features modelled included The River Medway, Fort Amherst, Brompton Barracks, The Great Lines, Upnor Castle and the University site (former Royal Naval Barracks).
Built in four segments, and then cast, joined and finished by Black Isle Bronze, Inverness, the 800 kg three-metre diameter model was installed onto a concrete plinth. Working together, MC Modelmaking and Black Isle Bronze were able to produce detail prototypes, cast samples and a selection of patina examples to illustrate to the client each stage of the construction process.
Client – Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust.