Coney Island 1950 - Acknowledgements!

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Re: Coney Island 1950 - The Tornado debuts!
« Reply #300 on: March 24, 2019, 12:28 PM »
I had to look twice to determine if that was an actual old photo or Planet Coaster.
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Re: Coney Island 1950 - The Tornado debuts!
« Reply #301 on: March 24, 2019, 02:54 PM »
I thought that was a real vintage postcard until I saw the little green aliens. :alien:

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« Reply #302 on: March 24, 2019, 06:50 PM »
Thank you so very much! I'm thrilled you all like it!
I played around with the track arrangement on this coaster for almost six months, and I know it's not perfect, but it works pretty well within the space I set aside for it.

Here's the reverse angle of the coaster;



One of the many food vendors;



The completed haunted mansion with a zombie ticket taker!


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Re: Coney Island 1950 - The Tornado debuts!
« Reply #303 on: March 24, 2019, 08:07 PM »
Your Haunted Mansion looks a whole lot better, and more interesting, than the original.

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« Reply #304 on: March 26, 2019, 03:59 PM »
Your Haunted Mansion looks a whole lot better, and more interesting, than the original.
Thanks!

Thunderbolt entrance;



Street side of Fairyland;



The complete facade;




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« Reply #305 on: March 26, 2019, 05:01 PM »
I wanna ride Fairyland. :)  The façade really draws you in with its faux castle architecture, the gingerbread décor, and that amazing painted fairytale backdrop. Although in real life, it seems like the façade was usually the best part with these old rides.

Ted's Root Beer? Was that a real thing back-in-the-day?

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« Reply #306 on: March 26, 2019, 06:22 PM »
Yes, you are correct. If memory serves, the interior was mostly black, with a few tableau of famous nursery rhymes. I believe the entire ride was imported from Europe, but not sure. This is the only photo I have been able to find;



Found this on a web site regarding Ted's Root Beer;Major League Baseball star Ted Williams played his entire 22-year career as left fielder for the Boston Red Sox. He was recognized twice as Most Valuable Player, one the Triple Crown twice and led the league in batting six times. He was the last MLB player to bat over .400 in a season and holds the highest batting average of anyone credited with 500 career home runs.

In an effort to boost slumping sales, Moxie Corporation hired Williams as Assistant Advertising Manager in 1957. His salary was reportedly $1,000 a year as the company vied to capitalize on his stardom as an American baseball great. They released the soda, and it remained in production for almost ten years.


I guess I'm cheating a little, as my Coney Island is set in 1950, and this Root Beer came out in '57, but I like the sign!
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« Reply #307 on: March 26, 2019, 08:39 PM »
Again, your Fairyland ride looks much better than the one in the photo. ;) The photo looks to be relatively recent; maybe from the '60s-'80s? Perhaps the ride looked much grander in its heyday.

I forgot to mention in my last post that I like the big Thunderbolt sign with the letters arched underneath. :up:

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« Reply #308 on: March 27, 2019, 05:13 AM »
I was just about to say the same thing about your Thunderbolt sign.  That's some patient work right there.  :)

I'm not sure that "creamy" is a word that should be used to describe root beer.

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« Reply #309 on: March 27, 2019, 11:39 AM »
Those pics look almost like real postcards from the good old times. You do such an amazing work here! :)
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« Reply #310 on: March 30, 2019, 02:30 PM »
Thank you for the wonderful comments!

Feltman's was an enormous restaurant on Surf Avenue at Jones Walk. It boasted seating for over two thousand, had private halls for let, and even had a beautiful Dentzel Carousel in it's lobby!



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Outdoor and indoor seating is available;



Still need to add the sunroof.

Nooks and crannies are being filled in, slowly but surely!



The RedBaron ride kept breaking down, and then it threw a kid, so it has been replaced by a gorgeous import from Europe;



The Ali Baba Funhouse located under the Tornado Bobs;



You can see the Bobs coaster flying by overhead!
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« Reply #311 on: March 30, 2019, 03:11 PM »
Oh that last shot with the coaster shadow is so nice!

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« Reply #312 on: March 30, 2019, 04:17 PM »
I like the Ali Baba Funhouse façade. It reflects the early 20th century craze for all things Eastern during that time, including Coney Island (and World's Fairs). Your park is set in 1950 but I'm sure there were a few original structures/rides still standing (and operating) then.
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« Reply #313 on: March 31, 2019, 08:43 AM »
Yes, that funhouse actually dates to the 1930's, but I needed some excuse to use those beautiful Moroccan wall pieces!

Work is never done;



Good luck getting those pallets in the truck!

At night, the sanitation department actually drives up the ramps onto the boardwalk and empties all the trash!
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« Reply #314 on: March 31, 2019, 03:30 PM »
Another Coney Island institution is Williams Candy. It's been around since about 1910!


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« Reply #315 on: April 05, 2019, 12:38 PM »
Coney Island's Finest on the job;



The beer bottles are from LULUJARRE and available on the workshop here;

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« Reply #316 on: April 05, 2019, 03:57 PM »
Ha! The guy looks a little well-dressed for a public drunk. Maybe he just got fired from his cushy office job.

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« Reply #317 on: April 06, 2019, 04:41 AM »
I love the intimacy of the staged peep photos.

Although I don't think any man in the 1950s would be caught wearing pink.  Unless it was white and got washed with the towels :P

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« Reply #318 on: April 06, 2019, 04:55 AM »
Those postcard shots are pure eye candy! Your project is fantastic! :)
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« Reply #319 on: April 07, 2019, 12:29 PM »
Ha! The guy looks a little well-dressed for a public drunk. Maybe he just got fired from his cushy office job.

I believe he works at Steeplechase Park, where shirts and ties for employees were required!  :D

I love the intimacy of the staged peep photos.

Although I don't think any man in the 1950s would be caught wearing pink.  Unless it was white and got washed with the towels :P

Kind of a dark red, but you're right! I changed it to white!

Those postcard shots are pure eye candy! Your project is fantastic! :)

Thank you so much!

With MaskedBandit's kind permission, and just a couple of minor tweaks, the Boardwalk Bump comes to Coney Island!



Lane's Irish House used to stand on the corner of 15th and the Bowery. Yoday it is a parking lot;



Still a bit to do, but basically finished;


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« Reply #320 on: April 07, 2019, 06:33 PM »
I love the look of the Boardwalk Bump. An eye-catching sign and a brightly colored paint job. The spires make all the difference. And you can see (and hear) the bumper cars from the street, too. :up:

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« Reply #321 on: April 19, 2019, 05:31 AM »
I love the look of the Boardwalk Bump. An eye-catching sign and a brightly colored paint job. The spires make all the difference. And you can see (and hear) the bumper cars from the street, too. :up:

Thank you, but aside from a paint job, the work is all done by Maskedbandit.

Here's a new Funhouse on the Boardwalk;


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Re: Coney Island 1950 - The Tornado debuts!
« Reply #322 on: April 19, 2019, 07:29 AM »
Now THAT'S how you use the creepy clown face!  Looks wonderful, Rich!!

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« Reply #323 on: April 19, 2019, 10:36 AM »
Very glad to see you back working on this!  Also glad that's a recent thing so I didn't have all that many posts to wade through.  However, you've still gotten so much done in just the last month!

To me, this is not only excellent art but such a history lesson.  I knew nothing about Coney Island until you started this thread.
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« Reply #324 on: April 19, 2019, 11:48 AM »
Thank you, guys! So glad you are enjoying this!

Here's the Funhouse with some more lights added and a normal filter;



Lots and lots of emergency lights sunk into those art pieces! Can't decide if I need to add more lights or not.

During the day;

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« Reply #325 on: April 19, 2019, 02:33 PM »
I was going to suggest adding a little more light to the clown face but I think that would make the "HOUSE" text and the colorful disks atop the façade look dimmer. Also, the less light on that creepy cannibalistic clown, the better. ;)  Wasn't it Steeplechase Park that had a similar toothy sign/logo?
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« Reply #326 on: April 19, 2019, 06:05 PM »
You know, if you could work in a black art shape rectangle into the face's upper teeth to make a gap in the middle, you'd have a great caricature of Mad's Alfred E. Newman on acid :)
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« Reply #327 on: June 18, 2019, 03:38 PM »
Bored waiting for a table at Feltman's Restaurant?

How about a spin on their 1919 Denzel Carousel?



Still plodding along on this behemoth. Might finish it up someday!

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« Reply #328 on: June 18, 2019, 03:39 PM »
Yay!  Glad to see this back!  It looks great!

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« Reply #329 on: June 18, 2019, 03:41 PM »
By all means, keep plodding. :P
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