Thursday, April 12, 2012

Yankee Doodle and Buckets

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.

1 comment:

jedidad said...

Are you making this model out of paper? If not would you be willing to share plans with those of us who grew up in this era of Disney?

Thanks, Brian

bmontez@rialto.k12.ca.us