Sunday, February 3, 2013

Classic 1980s Video Renal Store

Here's my 80s video store, the main model is Stoelzels Structures food market, a great model and a very simple build perfect for beginners.
 The 80s was the heyday of the video store, as a kid renting  movies was a big deal, i remember every Friday night the family going to the store to rent movies. 
I used XTra Vision as the brand for the shop, they are Ireland's biggest  rental chain and are still going strong online today.

 
I modified the structure slightly by giving it a suspended balcony instead of the second floor so their is more floor space, the cafe where
my wife works has this design, and i like it very much, i added some movie posters and stands of some of the movies i remember renting back in the day. This is my first project with the windows removed, this is something i will do on all future builds. 

Sorry for the bad pics, my camera is on the blink
















12 comments:

  1. Thats a brilliant rendition of the original The interior looks great. :D

    I have fond memories of renting spiderman cartoons every Saturday.

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    1. Thanks Simon, i like the old 1960s spiderman cartoons

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  2. It is a sad fact of life that video stores are on the way out. I love what you have done here with your conversion of the food market. I had a lot of fun checking out your movie posters and I'm certain I have seen all of the ones you show!

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    1. Thanks Bryan, i love old horror and cheesy scifi movies

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  3. The posters, and the second floor balcony are very striking elements. Great idea.

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    1. Thanks Carl, im happy you like the change

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  4. Does the curtain lead to the "adult rental" section? Very nice and full of character.

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  5. Marvellous build SK! You've done a great job of taking the Food Market model and creating your own building from it. I may well have to make one like this myself.

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  6. Great conversion of the food market, it's a very convincing video store.

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    1. Thanks mate, i should have another build up in a few days

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