I created a detailed model of Stephen King's town "Salem's Lot "

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Kassiopeya

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Hi there,

I am a model-/ diorama artist with a focus on book adaptations. I'd like to share my currently completed project: "Nightfall in The Lot", an implementation of Stephen King's 'Salems Lot :)

What still enchants me about the novel after so many years is its melancholic autumnal mood and its elegantly woven, fragmentarily narrative perspective. It was the complexity of the story from the numerous perspectives of its inhabitants that I wanted to reflect in my very personal realization of the novel.
So I used a constructional idea that I had previously fancied – the principle of a rotating world. This is why my Jerusalem Lot is set upon a rotating disk. Each little twist offers the viewer new perspectives and insights into other parts of the city, into other stories and aspects of its downfall. Only one view stays the same from every angle in the city: the view of the Marsten House, that legendary old estate in the center that oozes out all evil while the viewer never approaches it.
Here now some exemplary pictures of the model. If you are curious and want to see more, you are more than welcome to visit the gallery on my website with the whole picture gallery (about 120 pictures):

Nightfall in the Lot - Complete Gallery

Hope you have fun!


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Neesy

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Hi there,

I am a model-/ diorama artist with a focus on book adaptations. I'd like to share my currently completed project: "Nightfall in The Lot", an implementation of Stephen King's 'Salems Lot :)

What still enchants me about the novel after so many years is its melancholic autumnal mood and its elegantly woven, fragmentarily narrative perspective. It was the complexity of the story from the numerous perspectives of its inhabitants that I wanted to reflect in my very personal realization of the novel.
So I used a constructional idea that I had previously fancied – the principle of a rotating world. This is why my Jerusalem Lot is set upon a rotating disk. Each little twist offers the viewer new perspectives and insights into other parts of the city, into other stories and aspects of its downfall. Only one view stays the same from every angle in the city: the view of the Marsten House, that legendary old estate in the center that oozes out all evil while the viewer never approaches it.
Here now some exemplary pictures of the model. If you are curious and want to see more, you are more than welcome to visit the gallery on my website with the whole picture gallery (about 120 pictures):

Nightfall in the Lot - Complete Gallery

Hope you have fun!


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Welcome to SKMB - that's a lot of work - great job!
 

Kassiopeya

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Hey, thanks for the warm welcome!!

How long did this take you?
This model took a little longer than usual (due to its large diameter). It took me a little less than a year and I worked on it for an average of 5 hours a day - so it should be something about 1700 working hours.

PS: If, by the way, I should use some strange formulations or make funny mistakes, please do not wonder - English is not my mothertongue ;).
 

Dana Jean

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Hey, thanks for the warm welcome!!



This model took a little longer than usual (due to its large diameter). It took me a little less than a year and I worked on it for an average of 5 hours a day - so it should be something about 1700 working hours.

PS: If, by the way, I should use some strange formulations or make funny mistakes, please do not wonder - English is not my mothertongue ;).
Your English is great. And your art is so detailed and thrilling. The time and attention you put into that is impressive and shows.
 
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Gerald

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Really love it. I love that on your site you can see every little detail even better. The images also really show the colour spectrum of my tv well.

I agree it's the autumnal mood that does a lot for the book. Also the poem fragments from Poe and Stevens do a lot for the overall mood. The adaptation from Tobe Hooper remains one of my favourites out of all.
 
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