PerfesserCoffee said:Congratulations on your wise purchase!
I've always wanted to see it in widescreen. I could tell from the credits at the beginning and end of the 'full screen' editions that I wasn't getting to see all I wanted to.
You've got me beat there! Mine is only 36" :freak: "'Atta boy, Luther!"
Great models! The Ghost & Mr. Chicken Simmons' mansion seems to have been added on quite a bit. Why is it the 'Allison' house now? New tenants?Bradleyfett said:Here are some pics of the Ghost and Mr. Chicken house model I did years ago in HO scale. Also in the album are pics of my Bates house and Munster house (both twice the size of the Polar Lites Psycho house kit):
I don't have any top shots of the model right now. Here is a way to place it- looking at the front of the house, it should be just to the left of the left side of the tower, about halfway back.origAurora buyer said:Mark,
I see that your Bates' house has a chimney....unlike PL's house that has no chimney.
...I'd like to see a roof shot, if you have one, to see the location....so I can add one to my PL Bates house.
That 'addition' on the left side of the house was there back in the TGAMC days, but it was in line with the side of the house (rotated 90 degrees clockwise). It was altered in the early 80s when all the Colonial Street house facades were moved to the other side of the back lot.PerfesserCoffee said:Great models! The Ghost & Mr. Chicken Simmons' mansion seems to have been added on quite a bit. Why is it the 'Allison' house now? New tenants?
I like the way you did the back. I was planning to leave mine unfinished in the back like a studio set.
BTW: Your Munsters' house pics made the theme song pop into my head and IT WON'T GO AWAY!!!!
Bradleyfett said:That 'addition' on the left side of the house was there back in the TGAMC days, but it was in line with the side of the house (rotated 90 degrees clockwise). It was altered in the early 80s when all the Colonial Street house facades were moved to the other side of the back lot.
The house has alwayse been referred to as the "Allison House". The facade was built for the 1946 movie 'So Goes My Love' and was occupied by in the movie by a character with the name Allison- hence the name. The Munster house was referred to as the Maxim house prior to the Munsters series for the same reason.
In the interest of perpetuating this esoteric subject, here is some more info on the GAMC house facade:PerfesserCoffee said:Thanks for the info! Fascinating stuff! It's great to have such inside information on those great old sets :thumbsup:
I haven't seen that one, but its possible. I have seen the street show up in a lot of commericals lately too. The new (movie) Cleaver house seems to be getting used a lot lately- it has become the new centerpiece of the street. Probably because its the newest and most detailed set on the street.PerfesserCoffee said:I think I saw the Munster's house on a movie recently: Not Another Teen Movie (or something like that).