Posted by Moby on Sunday, February 24th, 2008 at 12:28 pm in Miniature Doors | Comment
This was a gift from my mother and sister for Christmas 2006. It’s a Hallmark Keepsake Christmas ornament (#QXD6376). It depicts a scene from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl where Captain Jack Sparrow is being held in a jail cell. Pressing the button on the front of the ornament plays the music to “A Pirate’s Life for Me.” Here’s the text from the box:
As the Black Pearl descends upon Port Royal, its cannon fire blasts through a wall of the prison where condemned pirate Captain Jack Sparrow is held. Unfortunately, the hole does not extend far enough into Jack’s cell to allow his escape. The other prisoners lament Jack’s lack of luck as they flee. Desperate, Jack attempts to lure the four-legged jailer who holds the keys to his freedom. Will Jack manage to escape, or will he face the gallows in the morning and be hanged as a pirate? Well, Jack has escaped from desperate circumstances before, and he is, after all, Captain Jack Sparrow …
Captain Jack’s Ass
Posted by Moby on Thursday, December 27th, 2007 at 1:59 pm in Miniature Doors | 1 Comment
This was a 2007 birthday gift from my wife. It’s from one of my favorite architectural model makers Timothy Richards.
Dexter Gate is a familiar landmark to all Harvard graduates. On the face of its lintel is carved “enter to grow in wisdom” and on the reverse, “depart to serve mankind”. Harvard commissioned this bookend to commemorate the centenary of this landmark. Harvard University was established in 1636 and is one of America’s earliest educational institutions after being set up by the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Weight: 1.6 kg – Dimensions: 7″w x 9.75″h x 2.5″d
Posted by Moby on Sunday, May 14th, 2006 at 8:41 pm in Miniature Doors | Comment
Hirst Arts Fantasy Architecture has some how-to tips on make some miniature doors.
Posted by Moby on Sunday, January 23rd, 2005 at 8:16 pm in Miniature Doors | Comment
This is Jack Skellington’s gate from the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. It was a birthday present from my mom and sister last year. It is part of the Walt Disney Classics Collection and was released in July of 2002. It was sculpted by Larry Nikolai.
Posted by Moby on Sunday, December 26th, 2004 at 7:09 pm in Miniature Doors | Comment
This was my Christmas gift from my mother and sister this year. It’s called “Dark Secrets” and it’s from the Myth and Magic Dark Secrets Collection. It was designed by Jessica Watson and sculpted by Anthony Slocombe. It was first issued in 01/94 and production stopped in 12/97.
Posted by Moby on Saturday, December 25th, 2004 at 11:07 pm in Miniature Doors | Comment
My daughter gave me the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Ninja Action Raphael for Christmas this year. She knew I didn’t care about the turtle, but it has a breakaway vault door that I liked.
Door in action