Holiday Project: My Amityville Model

Several years ago I ran across a guy on the Amityville Truth boards who had made a laser-cut model of the house and was selling the kits. They were not available for very long, but I managed to snag one. I’ve never been happy with my assembly of it since I tend to rush through projects like this. Here is the result.

A few months ago I started entertaining the idea of taking it apart again and doing it right. I want to paint it properly so it looks as close to the 1974 house as possible, and I thought it might be cool to build out the interiors an add some lights so when you look in the windows its more than an empty shell. It’s an odd scale so I don’t think I can find miniature furniture that will fit, but I started working on the walls this week while on vacation.

Dining Room

I removed the front wall of the house and will slide this inside once its completed. I need to do some research on how to wire up the lights as well. This is my first attempt at anything like this. I’m not too worried about being super-detailed since once the house is back together you won’t be able to see much of the inside, but I think the glimpses through the windows will be a cool effect.

The tile in the entry hall is pretty detailed so I decided to do it digitally and then I’ll print it out and glue it down to the foam core floor. The green lines are a rough outline of the foyer so I know where to paint and where not to. I’m going to redo the railing on the sunroom as well. So far I’m pretty happy with it.

Tile in the entry hall

I hope everyone has a happy holiday season. I’ll post progress pics as I go. The lights will be interesting to say the least.

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