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History of the Tenement Models

The Scottish Tenement model was originally conceived and produced in the mid 1980's by Sculptor, Mick Burns and his company, Broch Productions, where I was employed as a modelmaker/painter 1988-1989. The original model was inspired by a single tenement block  situated on Dumbarton Road at Partick Cross, Glasgow. Broch Productions closed around 1990 ending production of this very popular line of products.

In 1992, I started a modelmaking company called Janart Models. During this time, I received many inquiries from the retail trade regarding the status of Broch's “Glasgow Tenements” line. Realizing that there continued to be a considerable interest in this product line, I began design and production of my own range of tenements, heavily inspired by Mick Burns' original work.

These models were well received and continued to gain in popularity over the next couple of years. In 1994, I sold my Tenement model range to Peter Honthy who at that time, owned the giftware company, Sherwood Products. Peter began to develop the models to his own requirements and enlisted the skills of renowned Scottish Sculptor, David Dannah, who sculpted subtle changes and modernised my original work. The new Tenements were marketed under the name Rooftop Models but due to unforeseen production issues, the Rooftop Tenements line was never released for sale. Peter kept his Tenements in store for many years.

In 2006, I opened Longline Studio around which time Peter approached me with the idea of producing the Tenements line once again. An agreement was made and after I made further changes to the original sculptures to make them suitable for resin casting, the Tenements were released for sale in 2007 under the aegis of Longline Studio. The Tenements line quickly regained its popularity.

Today, the range is in a new phase, The models have been completely re-worked and now depict the Tenement with a more modern architectural setting. Gone are the demolished gable walls and dirty stone, to be replaced by modern urban murals, advertising hoardings and shop fronts. The range has been developed to reflect modern tenement life and streetscapes, further illustrating the history of a typical Scottish Tenement over the past 50 years.



Broch, Broch models, Broch Glasgow, Tenement, Stuart Fellowes, Longline Studio

Sculpted by Mick Burns

1986

Sculpted by Stuart Fellowes

1992

Sculpted by David Dannah

1995

Sculpted by Stuart Fellowes

2006

The Inspiration Tenement Block

Dumbarton Rd, Partick Cross, Glasgow