Welcome to yet another installment of the virtual tour of 1:18th town. There has been a much larger gap between updates than I intended. I do apologize but there have been personal issues going on in my life.
But you are not here to read about the problems of my universe but instead to see the details of my escapist universe. So without further ado, let's look at the Theater.
So this is the last of the original buildings to the town. Now to tell you a secret, I never really have firmly established where in the town this building is. If you have read my webcomic Scale Wars/Toxie's Universe you know I have hinted it to be sort of beside the Movie Rental Place but if I sit it there is a very obvious problem shown in the picture above and below.
As you can see the buildings do not line up right. Well about a year after I started the webcomic, I came to a realization:
It does line up pretty well with the comic shop, however I had already eluded to the fact it was on the other side of the town. So I will take this opportunity to now tell you a spoiler of sorts. If anyone ever really notices the theater is kind of out of place, Superman moved it besi9de the Comic Shop on a whim. Moving on.
A quick look at the Theater might cause one to think it isn't quite as detailed as the other sets. However, that quick assessment would be grossly mistaken.
If you look closely, inside the window behind the computer on the wall is a list of ticket prices. This is one of those details that is extremely difficult to bring out in the comic due to angle and how close the window is the edge of the building. Still it's a nice detail in my opinion.
Even more details can be seen when one realizes the "Cinema" and "Now Showing" signs are individually cut. Also there is a "Do not enter" sign on the side that is hard to bring out. Lastly the film on the side is also cut out. Just below that is the poster holder which is a card holder. The idea is to be able to change the poster anytime I want. Now the other secret is that most of the time in my home ink is a premium, in other words only for necessities. That will hopefully change soon with some new opportunities before me, but more on that later.
The Marquee is also supposed to be changeable, but again ink is an issue, I have thought to use stickers but then I wouldn't be able to change it up. This has been a long running issue for me cause I want the marquee to say something but also be something I can change at will.
Also on the marquee the lights do indeed work, quite well in fact, however most of the time the camera cannot pick up the lights or if it does it looks as if it's a reflection. But trust me, the lights are impressive in person.
For those who have ever wondered why I have never shown the inside of the theater:
The inside is mostly devoted to the lights on the outside as you can see. I don't keep batteries in the holders because batteries can corrode over time and I don't want damage to the set. It is interesting to look down the gap where the ticket counter is though. Yes those lights are part of the entire system.
And of course there is damage unfortunately. Try though I might there are drops that I try to avoid but cannot. Fortunately this is the limit so far.
So that is all for now with the Theater. Hope you enjoyed it.
Next time I will look at the oddball of the sets because people tell me it looks like crap, but the thing is it's SUPPOSED to look like crap. I am talking of course about the Dreadnok Bar.