SOLD! - Here my latest creation based on a scene from the iconic 1933 stop motion film classic, “King Kong”. It takes place near the conclusion of the film when Kong has just
escaped the theater where he had been put on display for all of New York to gape at in wonder. After successfully recapturing Ann Darrow, he soon comes across a subway train which, to him, probably seemed like many of the dinosaurs he had been protecting her
from while on his island. With Ann in one hand, he pummeled the subway car, terrorizing and crushing its luckless occupants before dragging it to the pavement below.
Hopefully, my efforts captured some of the excitement of that scene. I incorporated elements of earlier scenes such as the smashed convertible and the man running for his life along with the torn up track and crushed subway car.
I used a 16” x 12” wooden plaque as the base which is my usual choice due to its durability and convenient size. These and other sizes like
it can be found at AC Moore or other craft stores.
I made the two building 'flats' by using a handy little program called “Model
Builder” from Evan Designs. Primarily used to construct inexpensive buildings for model railroads, you can chose just about any size or scale you wish and, by cutting and pasting, you can have buildings of all sizes and construction materials from the
supplied templates. You can also import your own photographs of doors, windows or any detail you might desire. It costs $45.00 but considering what you would pay for a plastic kit of comparable size, you're still way ahead of the game. Here is the link to
that site check it out (http://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/modeling-software.html).
After I designed my building flats, I printed them out on full page label paper and trimmed as needed before applying them to a Masonite backing board. To prevent bowing, I reinforced the back of the panels with short sections of 1”
x 1/2” bead stock that you can pick up at Home Depot or other lumber sources. When I installed the flats, I used finishing nails spaced in such a way that I could interchange their positions if I wanted.