July 14, 2012

Ebbets Field: A Model Stadium

Bob Duff, The Windsor Star:
Every one of the 31,000 green-coloured seat bottoms fold up.

Each of the 1,000 lights illuminate brightly.

It's so realistic you half expect the toilets to flush. ...

A year ago, Mark Williams, owner and head designer of Imagine That Laser Art Products, was commissioned to build a 1/48th scale replica of [Brooklyn's Ebbets Field] ... The ballpark measures 16 by 12 feet in diameter and stands over two feet high. ...

Like mom's apple pie, every aspect of the project was assembled from scratch. Each one of the railings was hand soldered. The screens attached to the railings are all hand tied.

The replica comes complete with hot dog stand, ticket windows, even some pigeon poop running down the side walls and a bird's nest tucked in under the roof.

"It's fully operational," Williams said. "We designed all the parts, did all the researching ourselves through the internet and photographs. Everything is very accurate and because it's made of wood, it lends itself to an older texture and it looks like it's real." ...

Still to be added before completion is the diamond, the roads around the stadium, and the ballplayers. Williams will utilize a 3D printer to make replicas of former Dodgers, so that likenesses of Duke Snider, Gil Hodges and Jackie Robinson may once again patrol Ebbets Field.
When Ebbets Field is completed in the next month or two, Williams will begin work on a replica of the Polo Grounds.

5 comments:

laura k said...

Wow!

Amy said...

Where is it? Will it be on display somewhere?

allan said...

Not likely. He was hired to build it by an anonymous person in California.

A Seawolves Fanatic said...

Freakin' amazing.

Neil said...

Mr Williams has the seats color WRONG!! The seats were Dodger Blue! and he did not make them from scratch either like "Apple Pie".