Second week we have now made models of the hard landscape detail area. The model is giving a real insight into how the structure is going to look in reality. It has given me choices that I would not have foreseen if I just designed it without a 3D visual. This reminds me alot of the design process you go through when designing a set. Everything is designed in the model space. I really enjoy the sketch and model development stages of the process.
I have also made a mockup model in Sketchup just to see a little more detail.