Addams family living room

Discussion in 'Dioramas & Displays' started by ASC Mclaren, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Sounds like you are pretty much creating a whole new model!!! :)
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  2. Tonino

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  3. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    It is not as bad as that, but based on the photos depicting the model on the seller's page, there are expectations that one would have about the finished product. Those expectations are not met. So I am making the finished model look more like the pictured product, and I am me, so....

    That said, doing all of my research on the Addams family TV show sets, I get results mixed in for another similar TV family that ran for two seasons. So I might be working on a new design, of a similar nature, of a different address. Luckily, I have access to a laser, because that family has a 19 step staircase in their entry way, with three balusters per step. Boy-o, the laser did a fantastic job on that!
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  4. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Well, I've had a lot going on so I haven't been at the model in some time. I finally got a chance to work on this, with the help of my new assistant, Buttons.


    Anyway, with his close scrutiny I was able to finish the stairs, place them, extend the wall behind the stairs.

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    I then spent several hours in gimp creating some new parts and extending the wallpaper over the fireplace. Tomorrow I will print 'em. I will also start the build of the newly designed harpsichord.
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  5. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Excellent! :)
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  6. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    I'm hooked on this thread... Even on Wednesday........ ;)

    I see your Addams Family 'set', and @Octoman 's forthcoming Alpha Moon Base Main Mission 'set,' sitting next to each other on a shelf.

    The sublime meets the surreal........ So to speak .......:)
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  7. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Well, today Mrs. ASC McLaren watched the Seahawk's lose. I decided to use that time more fruitfully:

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    After I extended the wall over the fireplace, I fixed the seem line on the wall extention behind the stairs.
    Then I added the curtains on either side at the top of the stairs, like on the show.
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    Next I spent more time in Gimp, because damn it. More pictures soon.
  8. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    That being said, I think there are enough changes as to call this "your" model, not the one you purchased. His rights to it ended, and I doubt he had any as he would have to have the kind of permission you can't get. :)
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  9. Tonino

    Tonino Member

    Should be created a "SUPER-LIKE" button to be pressed in selected occasions.
    In this thread I would have clicked on it more than one time.
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  10. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Well, here is the harpsichord. I designed it as a DXF, converted it to PDF, then textured in gimp.

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    in researching the harpsichord I decided to add a sound board, a photo of a soundboard, scaled, printed in B&W, cut to size. I also found an actual under lid painting that seemed too good to pass up, The monster chasing the damsel. Rescaled, printed in b&W and cut to size.
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    I used the keys from the kit's piano.
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    Next, print the harpsichord stand, and the doors, which are I have designed already.
    The to finish list: The swordfish, the polarbear, the elephant leg ashtray, the bird cage, a seat for the harpsichord, and the peacock chair. I may add the whet stone and axe, a two headed tortoise, and a suit of armor. I haven't found samurai armor to co-opt yet, so that may be out.
  11. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    I feel embarrassed for not pressing the like button!!! I LIKE IT! :)
  12. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    I finally got around to progress this further. Harpsichord stand:
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    Then I got the three doors taken care of. I cannot get a good picture of the door under the stairs, sorry.

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    I found a swordfish at the Yamaha site, it is a pop-up style, but I think it will work for my purpose. Off to start that.
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  13. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    I found two different Polar Bear models, one on the Yamaha site, one on the Canon site, both are on all fours. I need him standing. This is the test build of the Yamaha model, which I like better, using copy paper. I tried to stand him up. Still thinking it through.

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  14. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

    Really nice design. I'd love to see TV show sets to build. So many great old shows to pick from. The Wild Wild West train, Adam's Family house, Munster's house, Adventures of Superman offices, etc.
    Keep up the great work!
  15. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    Use wire at the joints so you can post him and get him in the right position as you complete that section. Little tweak here, and there, but not there :mooner:, depending on the Bear, and you'll be all set!!
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  16. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    I have been so busy lately. I'm hoping to finish most of this build this weekend. By "finished" I mean building the swordfish, polar bear, and peacock chair. I could continue to stuff the living room with add-ons forever, and most likely I will add to it, but right now I need to finish this one and move on.
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  17. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    So, I got the swordfish done. But, I am burning out on this build, I am struggling to finish this. I'll see if I can muster the motivation. I still love the subject matter, but trying to take these files and make something close to the advertized pictures is not for the faint of heart. It will get finished, just when.

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  18. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    that's a lot of work! fantastic!
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  19. Lee Clifton

    Lee Clifton Wisdom and Kindness, A Zealot Sage

    Great work! I always loved the Adam's Family and the Munsters. I've been wanting to enlarge the Munsters house model that AirDave created to make a wall display to show off my two Munster cars. Maybe I'll get to it one day.
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  20. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator

    If you could stick a Morticia in there, she was rather, um, a beautiful woman. :)

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