Thursday, July 10, 2008

Something Special!

So, OK! I swore I would never show these pics but the last couple of days and chatting with Katella Gate in my last post got me thinking. I wanted to be a Model Maker, work in a model shop, make models of new buildings. I new this a 10 years old. I'd take car model kits and kitbash them with others before anyone new the meaning of kitbashing. In 1982 I decided that I was going to build a model of Disneyland in the basement of my house. My parents let me do it as they always were a solid influence in my quest for artistic creativity. I started building my model. I had no sense of scale, but I knew how big I wanted it to be. First up was the castle. I knew if I built that I would have the right size for the rest of it. Well, after that came Main Street station, then all of Main Street. I had no aerial photos, detail shots or other. I had my 1981 Disneyland Souvenir Guidebook and Disneyland, The First Quarter Century book (I had the 1983 Guidebook later, Which confused the hell out of me about Fantasyland). To a 12 year old infatuated with the park, these were gold. So I used what I had to build the model. The pics below are of what it looked like when I thought I was done with it in spring 1984.
So its TERRIBLY out of scale, missing parts, Tomorrowland is a mess but I was a budding artist and we all had to start someplace.
Please be kind with your remarks, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!


Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Thanks for sharing. That's some fine work for a kid, I've seen adults that can't do that well! I like your Colors & Scale, its done from your perspective at the time. Nice work!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Just one word "AWESOME". OK a few more words. This is very, very cool. You did a great job. I think this should go on display in DL. It shows what DL truly meant to some people.

Biblioadonis aka George said...

Wow...that is the coolest!

I can't imagine how much time and work went into that.

Yuo taking orders?

Anonymous said...

I think it's beautiful. thanks.

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