Well, it’s about time we had another Art Corner feature. Since we recently had a contest, let’s take a look at artwork from a few older ones. Read More
Archive for July, 2010
I apologize for the late arrival of the annual Disney Theme Park Attractions icon set. I’ve been side-tracked with a new computer, learning all of the features and setting preferences to my liking.
This year, I thought I’d try something a little bit different. Let’s try doing nothing but attraction posters. And, since it’s Disneyland’s 55th birthday, let’s pick a good representation from the past five-and-a-half decades.
This set contains 10 icons: Space Mountain Poster, Captain EO Poster, Grand Canyon Diorama Poster, Storybook Land Poster, Alice in Wonderland Poster, Space Station X-1 Poster, Indiana Jones Adventure Poster, Flying Saucers Poster, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Poster, Rocket to the Moon Poster.
The migration of all of the papercraft photos/videos is complete. In the past two months, I have been scanning, cleaning (they’re old and damaged), and uploading a TON of family photos to my Flickr account. It quickly became apparent that the photo album was being over-run with family, and it was no longer appropriate to keep any art pieces there. So, I opened a new Flickr account strictly for the use of any and all artwork, including the papercrafts.
I also took the liberty of replacing those annoying watermarks with ones that make it far easier to see the image details. This is good for all of you smart people who use them as reference material.
As soon as Flickr rolls out their new site design, you’ll be able to view even larger images (but not the original). If you have a Flickr account, you may have seen the preview of the new layout for which you can opt in. If you do opt in, you can already view the larger papercraft images, giving you a slight advantage over everyone else . . . for a little while. I don’t know when Flickr will make the new site design public.
This set contains 5 icons designed by Iconshock: Jack Sparrow, Elizabeth Swan, Davey Jones, Aztec Coin, Jack’s Compass. Read More
Billy is building the Big Thunder Railroad paper model to be put on display in the attraction’s tower control center. A poll was taken, and everyone wanted engine seven, which didn’t exist until now.
Disneyland is the only park with engine number seven. After the horrific and well-known Big Thunder accident, engine two (the culprit of the accident) was replaced with engine seven.
Happy Independence Day! Do you remember that promise to make up for making you all wait so long for the Disneyland Paris Sleeping Beauty Castle paper model? Well, today, I’m making good on that promise.
I have made the model parts available even though the instructions still haven’t been completed (or even begun). I know that some of you hard-core builders enjoy building without instructions to make it more of a challenge. Well, good luck! For the rest of you, this will give you a chance to familiarize yourself with the parts and buy much-needed supplies.
I am away from the computer for the holiday weekend. If there are any problems with the links and/or files, please shove an email into my inbox, and I’ll fix everything as soon as I can.