December 25th, 2005
December 20th, 2005
During the past month or so, I have been working on something special. As a Christmas gift to you, I present the Snow White’s Wishing Well paper model. If you download the files, you’ll also discover a bonus model: a miniature version of the wishing well to accompany the Sleeping Beauty Castle paper model.
Now enjoy the rest of the day, don’t stuff yourself too much on that Christmas dinner (gotta save some room for dessert), and relish the time you have with your family. To you and yours, have a very merry Christmas.
December 19th, 2005
The Tomorrowland Contest is here, and it’s going to be the biggest contest ever! There are multiple Tomorrowland-themed prizes to be won, and I’m in the process of securing even more. Yeah, I really dipped into my wallet on this one. There’s nothing like the spirit of Christmas to make you throw caution to the wind—money wise, that is. But don’t fret—I didn’t break the bank; within the last few years, I’ve become adapt at bargain hunting.
All proceeds from the contest go toward site maintenance. I figured this would both help battle the bandwidth issue and give everyone a chance to get a little something in return. Read the contest page to learn how to enter.
December 18th, 2005
Dan Howland (Danny’s Land) sent in his modification of the Sleeping Beauty Castle paper model. It’s a recreation of a New York Times photo of a police barrier in from of the castle during the 1970 Yippie invasion. Since I’m not familiar with this event and its possible controversial nature, I’m not sure if I should add it to the model page. But it does deserve some recognition.
December 17th, 2005
I’ve been unusually busy this holiday season, but it’s been fun and very productive. There’s so much that I want to share with all of you, but I have to pace myself. I can’t ruin the surprises.
Look for another contest next year, coinciding with the opening of Rock It Mountain at Disneyland. And of course, there’s the new retro Tomorrowland site design to look forward to. I’d like to thank Club 33 from the MiceChat message board for his help with a special part of it.
There will be more developments soon, so be sure you’ve signed up for the newsletter to keep tabs on what will be coming.
December 4th, 2005
Lately, the Disney paper models have been the subject of great conversation, especially on the MiceChat message board. Some people are building models for friends and family for the holidays, and one person is using them as part of a highly special occasion (I promised not to tell). Unfortunately, I’ve had to temporarily discontinue a couple of models, but there are plenty more available out there.
Ray Keim (Haunted Dimensions) has a new Madame Leota tombstone paper model out for the holidays, with the promise of other tombstone models to come in the future. If you ever find yourself wanting, many WDW Haunted Mansion paper models are available at Haunted Dimensions.
Just for giggles and grins, here is a list of Disney paper models:
- Oogie Boogie’s Dice
- Cinderella’s Castle
- Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (DCA Version)
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Nautilus
- Sleeping Beauty Castle
- Disneyland Marquee Set
- Main Street Train Station
- TRON Lightcycle
- TRON Recognizer
- Liberty Square Haunted Mansion
- Liberty Square Haunted Mansion Entrance Pillars
- Liberty Square Haunted Mansion Exit Crypts
- Madame Leota Tombstone
- Snow White’s Wishing Well
- Additional classic Disney models can be found at Page 42.
- More to Come
Due to the extremely high bandwidth use last month (over 104 Gigs), draining the donations in excess. To minimize future costs, I’ve had to start blacking out projects. So far, the only casualty is the Sleeping Beauty Castle paper model, which is one of the biggest bandwidth monsters.
I will be monitoring downloads for the next couple of weeks, possibly blacking out more items if need be.