A talented Glaswegian has transformed some of the south side’s most famous streets into incredible 3D models.
Tony Gillanders has been working hard in lockown to reproduce the likes of Pollokshaws Road, Queen’s Park and Aikenhead Road in painstaking detail.
He’s even produced videos of the models to bring them to life, mimicking the day-to-day of some of Glasgow’s most popular areas and characters.
The replicas include the likes of bright orange Strathclyde buses, Glasgow black cab taxis plastered in Irn Bru branding and Tony’s beloved pet collie, Floss.
Tony, who works as a driving instructor in the city, has also built models of the likes of ‘Ferness’, from the movie Local Hero, and Glencoe while he’s currently working on another section of the Fort William to Mallaig railway line.
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The 49-year-old told Glasgow Live: “I normally do model railways but don’t have the space anymore for a large layout, so I’ve been doing smaller dioramas to pass the time in lockdown.
“I’m a driving instructor but can’t work at the moment so modelling keeps me busy.
“Recently I’ve done Aikenhead Road, just outside my kitchen window, and now Pollokshaws Road.
“I painted two buses in the Strathclyde buses’ orange but my wife barred me from spray-painting at home so I had to buy the other ones!
“I have a Border Collie dog that needs lots of walks so that’s when I record the sounds for the model videos.
(Image: Tony Gillanders)
“Her name is Floss and she appears in many of the dioramas!”
We’re really blown away by the level of detail Tony has been able to reproduce, fantastic!
To watch his videos of Pollokshaws Road and Aikenhead Road, click on the video players above.
We look forward to seeing what Tony comes up with in future!