This is my buildup of the Munster’s House, as designed by Marc King. It’s fairly easy to build and I assembled it completely except for the front porch, the tower roof and the “barn” roof. I then began by applying a primer to everything. I airbrushed the windows first, masked them, and then airbrushed all the house and window trim. For the house, I mixed several colors to get the look I wanted, and brushed it on. The roof was the same; I mixed a few colors until it was what I wanted, and brushed it on. The brick on the foundation, was just dry-brushed.
As good as this kit is, it was still missing a few details. I scratch-built the spire that is atop the center window. I also created a better cupola for the top of the tower roof. Also behind the center window, at the roofline should be a rail; so I dug one up from my Titanic kit and modified it. For the kitchen roof, I decided to add a stove pipe. It just adds to the realism. I also replaced the kit’s columns for the tower balcony with slightly smaller (in diameter) ones. For both the front and back steps, the first step up was too high, so I added another step here to even things out. The biggest addition I made was the front porch rails. The kit doesn’t have any. So I scratch-built this and what an improvement it makes!
I already had the small diecast Munster cars from Johnny Lightning. So, now, this model just begged to have a front yard! So, I get some supplies at the hobby shop, and start adding trees and bushes, and then of course, a wall. The pictures tell it all. I’m pretty happy with it. When taking these photos, I thought I’d try a different setting that allows me to take pictures in a sepia tone. I was very impressed with these. It almost looks like scenes from the show. Now, I just have to find a place to put it!
UPDATE: Over Christmas, I set up a Christmas Village – you know the kind; little houses with people, trees and snow. Anyway, I thought I’d use the setting to photograph the Munster’s House with snow!