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D'Snowth's Scale Model of Sesame Street

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

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay, and now finally, here's a shot of the model dressed for winter...


    This ISN'T a panoramic pic, but I did try to make it look that way... actually, I just took a picture of the model, at two different angles, then blended them into one in Fireworks.

    I also want to point out that, even though there's no good angle I can take a picture of it, but last month, I added another old-school touch, and the side wall of Hooper's has a mural on it; nothing like the murals that existed on the set through the years, this one show people what they can get inside: fruits, veggies, etc.

    And there you have it. Keep your eyes peeled for a write-up about my model on The Muppet Mindset.
  2. Bill Bubble Guy

    Bill Bubble Guy Active Member

    That's pretty good Snowth. The white stuff you used to represent snow is very effective.

    I'm not really a visitor to The Muppet Mindset, but when I hear your article is up I shall read it. :)
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Thanks Marty; I forget what it is exactly, but yes, it does a better job representing snow on a small scale as opposed to what I started using in the beginning, which was that plasticine stuff that's usually used on movie sets and such... fine for said sets, but didn't look good on a scaled-down set, almost like if Oscar had been shredded plastic bags and just dumping the shreds all over the street, lol.

    Sometimes finding elements that aren't out-of-scale can be a challenge.
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm glad at least you've enjoyed this Marty, lol.
  5. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    Very nice Snowthy. Reminds me of those classic SS episodes where they had a week or two of snow. :)
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Whoa, really? That brings a whole new understanding to Oscar saying "It used to snow, but it got too expensive" in an interview... of course then again, the set was smaller and simpler back then, thus requiring less snow to cover. Remember Elmo's World: Happy Holidays? There was barely any snow on the ground... and how Baby Bear and Rosita were able to build snow forts out of barely any snow is beyond me, lol.

    So I guess perhaps if there was a week or two of snow on the show back then, that must be where a lot of old still shots have come from, like in the book Learn at Home the Sesame Street Way, which features a pic of Susan and some kids building a snowman by Oscar's can (against his approval apparently), another pic of Bert in front of the stoop wearing a tobbagan and a scarf, and lastly Big Bird sitting by his snow-covered nest on the phone, with his feet wrapped up in like tarp or trashbags or something.
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    As of now, the Information Center that was at the end of the alley next to Big Bird's nest has been renamed the Travel Agency, and has moved to the location next to Hooper's; the Fix-It Shop has gone out of business.
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I have forgotten to mention that after all the renovating I've done to the model in the past few months or so, it has new dimensions.

    The entire model's width is 2'3'', and the model's length (from back to front) is almost 21 inches. 123 (from the very bottom to the top of the building) is exactly a foot tall; the tenement building with Hooper's Store and the new Travel Agency is 8 3/4 inches; the carriage house is 6 3/4 inches; and the side walls and whatnot are almost 8 inches.

    And some have mentioned older pics no longer working... I apologize for that, but all of the recent pics I've posted since last June are still available for viewing.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I realize I haven't shared any shots of the roof of 123, so here's a couple of angles of the roof; I apologize for how the pics turned out, I think this camera's picky about lighting and such... :smirk:


    As you can see, the roof is laid out like it was pre-2004.
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  11. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Fantastic work! It will be interesting to see how it looks with the new Sesame figures coming out this fall.
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Thaks Phil, and yes, I really would like to get some new figurines to populate the model, again my wish-list includes Count, Rosita, Telly, Baby Bear, and now Abby.

    But, since this is a new forum, and we have a new feature (having the priviledge to upload pics, hoo-hah!), I feel it's time to share some new pics...

    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  13. outerelf

    outerelf Active Member

    you do a wicked job with colored pencils there! though I don't see any of the models you mentioned earlier?
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I had deleted a number of the earlier pictures after I had refurbished the entire model to the way it looks now, so as to avoid confusion, because some were beginning to think I had built multiple versions of the model, when in fact, it's the exact same model that was first constructed ten years ago, it's just gone through a lot of changes in the past decade.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    It's kind of hard to get an idea of perspective just from photos, but over the holidays, I redid the Arbor again: I noticed that it was out of scale with the rest of the model, so I made a slightly larger carriage house, as well as the surrounding structures (the backlot apartments, alphabet factory facade, yard drop) are also taller.
    I also need to work on doing the same with Big Bird's nest area, but I'll work on that another time, I just had to fix the Arbor up first, as it was driving me crazy.

    Also, looking back on this thread, I realized that I didn't share previous photos of the model dressed for Halloween and Christmas, so here are a couple of links:
  16. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member


    I love it! Amazing job!! It's really cool, the detail on this is amazing!
    Do you still have this in your house?
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Definitely. Heck, all the times we've moved, I took this thing into the hotels with me.
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  18. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Wow! I love your models.
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Why thank you.
  20. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Your welcome. (hugs D'Snowth)
    Your'e a great legend here in the forum.

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