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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Back to the Past, Part Two...

All I have done today is get more of the border finished on the Russian rug. 

Kota volunteered to show it off... He was not asleep... Pretending, so that he didn't have to pose.
As for the back to the past part, this is the very first thing I ever entered into a Tucson Miniature Society Show. 

It got best of show...

I am sorry about the quality of the photos.  They are photos of photos from back then.

The actual scene is on the plant shelf in the top of my workshop.  One of these days, April is going to claim it.  It is her favorite.

I think that the year was 1982... Not sure.   I would have to go searching for my ribbon. 
Anyway, it was a movie set.  I didn't make the building.  It is a Ballhagen building. I did do the painting, the sign That was before computers.. All of the rest, with the exception of the camera and the director's chair were made by me...

The guy that built the building was selling his buildings at the show the year before.  I bought it and decided to join TMS at about the same time.

I did seven figures for it... The seventh one, you can barely see.  He is a bartender behind the bar.
Here are the director, camera man and the script girl.  The camera and the chair that the girl is sitting in are souvenirs from the National that year.  It was in Anaheim, CA. That's what gave me the idea for the movie set.

I broke the front window of the saloon, outwards and glued down all of the pieces around the cheating card player. 

I think that they were jumping the gun just a bit.  There is already a hangman's noose in the tree behind the director...

The guy that built the building came to me and asked what happened to his window... I had to explain that I did it on purpose... He just shook his head in disbelief and wandered away.  I laughed a lot at that. 

I don't think that he appreciated me doing that to his beautiful building.

Here's a close-up of the cheater... Please notice the ace up his sleeve and the one on the ground.  He deserved what he got.

It is time for me to get ready for radiation.  Gotta run.

See you tomorrow.


Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. I love your Sundance Saloon movie set! It tells a great story.

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
I love it. What a great story!
Big hug

Caseymini said...

Thanks, Phyllisa and Giac. I think that this was the start of me telling stories with miniatures.