Hello there, It's been a while. So... 20 some odd years ago I built a model of Tomorrowland. I was young and experimenting doing this kind of work for a living. Life doesn't turn out the way we thought and I didn't peruse this course. Anywho, I kept all of the model for many years and after moving damage and age, most was destroyed. I still had though the Carousel Theater, Tomorrowland Stage and Star Tours. The model was built to represent 1967, 74, 77 and '87. Many pieces, multiples of the same buildings (There were three models of Flight To The Moon/Mission To Mars. A couple of months ago, I decided to rebuild the model (Maybe all of Disneyland). This time I'll keep it a smaller in scope. I've set the time period in 1974 and 1977. This was the golden era of Tomorrowland.
This post will focus on the carousel theater "America Sings" and The Skyway.
So first up is a pic of the model as it appeared in 1991.
Here is how it appeared in January 2012. Very damaged, discolored and faded. I looked at restoring it but it was so damaged it couldn't be saved.
The pic from Disney by Mark's blog helped me get the proportions of the new model right.
This pic, taken in 1990, and others helped me recreate the carousel's paint job (what a bitch that was)
The New base This time all the buildings will be on their own base. This will minimise damage to the model.
The walls are up!
Roof and ramps
The Skyway building and railings
Railings and planters
The Mod Hatter and Skyway.
In the next post you will see the completed model and the beginning of Adventure Thru Inner Space.
p.s. I'm not used to the new layout of blogger. forgive me for any format issues.
I know it's been awhile. Just wanted to let you know that I am rebuilding a scale model of Tomorrowland in it's heyday. I will be sharing pics with you of the process, Including pics of an older model that I built 20 years ago.
This will be fun.......
I know it's been a bit dry from me lately. The trouble is I don't have many more of my pics to post. I've also been going through some hard times (who hasn't). I guess it's been dealing with the issues of my disability (I hate it), home issues and my upcoming mid-life crisis (I guess I'm going into it now...lol).
I just wanted you all to know that I'm still here and will post something again soon.
I just had to...........A place where nobody dared to go The love that we came to know They call it Xanadu And nowOpen your eyes and see What we have made is real We are in Xanadu
A million lights are dancing And there you are A shooting star An everlasting world And you're here with me Eternally Xanadu, Xanadu, (now we are here) In Xanadu Xanadu, Xanadu,(now we are here) In Xanadu Xanadu, your neon lights will shine For you, Xanadu