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D'Snowth's Scale Model of Sesame Street

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by D'Snowth, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    Wow! Snowthy this is incredible! I'm very impressed!
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Thank ya, thank ya, thank ya!

    Prawnie, yes I do search eBay for PVC figures from time to time, as well as whenever I have a chance to go to a second-hand or thrift store like Goodwill and such; as for other props, I also check craft stores periodically, particularly in the railroad setup/miniatures/dollhouse accessory departments - come to think of it, that's where I managed to find the assortment of crates that are usually stashed off to the side of 123.
  3. Loisg123

    Loisg123 New Member

    wow it's great I really like the picture with the snow, I want to make one but I don't really have the time or the space in my house and I'm not very good at making models.
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well I'm happy that you guys have been enjoying this.

    As for the matter of size and whatnot, really, it all depends on how large or small you wish to make the scale - SST is the largest scale model I've built, but it's only a little over two and a half feet at it's widest (all the way across), and about the same at it's longest (from the subway to the garden). The smallest scale I've built was maybe just a little over a foot wide and long at best, and it was a miniature boot/summer camp ground.

    And I forgot to add Rosita's name to my wishlist of figurine characters I'd like for the scale as well.
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the double post, but when I temporarily took down the construction doors to finish the overhaul (I just realized I didn't replace the side doors, which still resembled the 2002-2005 era), I thought I'd take advantage of getting a better pic of Big Bird in his nest area...

    http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/bbnest.jpg

    I think replacing the back doors with the brick wall of letters and numbers is an even bigger throwback to the old school street of yesteryears than replacing the doors, don't you?
  6. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    I love the way your model's gone back to the old-school era lately; would you mind if I published some shots in my Sesame Street Block Party blog? Of course, I would give you credit....
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    No, go ahead.

    Please send me a link to your blog as well so I can see for myself. :)
  8. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, this is reallly nice.

    What would be really ambitious (and no doubt a long-term project) would be to make an on-line guide for how folks could assemble and print the elements for the street so that others could easily make one as well.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Someone previously mentioned how Big Bird used to have those colorful oil barrels in his nest area... I'm wondering if since I've given the scale a mix of old school and new school if I should give Big Bird his barrels back?
  10. ISNorden

    ISNorden Active Member

    I kind of miss those oil barrels too; they're one little detail I've remembered from Big Bird's nest scenes after all these years.
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I didn't think I'd ever really make anymore changes to the scale, but I kind of have...

    For one thing, for some reason, I felt the need to separate the arbor and the garden... so now, the carriage house is scooted closer inward, there's a broad fence between it and 123, so now it's like the arbor is a "first courtyard", while the garden is now like a "second courtyard"... with some obvious overgrown foliage...

    http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/newarbor.jpg

    Lastly, I went ahead and revert the wall behind Big Bird's nest back to the old school era with the peeling numbers and alphabet murals and such... however, I kept the element of Finder's Keepers that made up the dead-end alley since 1998, but I have recolored it and turned it into a new establishment - an information center, which there's surely a lot of in NYC... and the propierter of this new establishment is gonna have a problem with Oscar parking his sloppy jalopy back there like he has been all these years.

    http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/newst.jpg
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    You may disregard my previous post.

    It just now occured to me that I've probably done more regular maintenance on the scale in the past five months than I've ever done when I've had to do any radical reconstruction due to moving damage.

    Here's a look at some of the progress from the maintenance... practically the only thing that hasn't been replaced recently is the road.

    http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/new001.jpg
    http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/new002.jpg
    http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/new003.jpg
    http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/new004.jpg
    http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/new005.jpg
    http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/new006.jpg
    http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/new007.jpg
    http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/new008.jpg

    I'll see you guys in another several months or so for fall/autumn shots.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Hey. Are you gonna put any of this up on your deviant art account? The effort that went into this is amazing, and I really think it should be shared with an audience outside of this forum as well.
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I considered doing so, but I don't think I will or not... but since you mentioned it, I might...
  15. Xerus

    Xerus Active Member

    Wow, you've done a really good job with the details. Especially with the subway near the Fix It Shop and Hooper's Store. And I liked Oscar's can and the stuff surrounding it.

    It kind of reminds me of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood how Mr. Roger's friend Bob Trow made models of all the buildings in the Neighborhood of Make Believe.

    Great job, Snowthy. :)
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay, here are the pics of the scale dressed for fall...

    http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/fallst1.png
    http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/fallst2.png
    http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/fallst3.png
    http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k290/snowthbo/fallst4.png

    Sorry, Photobucket shrunk the pics... they've screwed us in more ways than one now... if you upload JPGs, the pics won't be resized, but the quality will be distorted; but if you upload PNGs, the quality doesn't change, but the pics are resized... so they've got you screwed both ways. Oh well, at least you can see them right?

    Anyshoe, I will be back in a couple of months or so for winter pics, AND for an article on the Mindset.
  17. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    This is way cool. :)
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
  19. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    Wow. Sorry I never noticed this thread before Snowthers.

    But the pictures I've been able to see are very great. You've put a lot of commitment into this model. Well done. :)
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Marty.


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