October 25, 2018

A Gingerbread Liberty Square Mansion!

Haunted-dimensioneers, Erika and David, transformed my Liberty Square haunted mansion model into GINGERBREAD! They previously constructed my Phantom Manor Cookie House and "Got the bug for gingerbread". Their works get displayed in their local library to the delight of guests. They used the paper model parts as templates to cut the gingerbread elements. The final product is phenomenal! Thanks for sharing your masterpiece, Erika and David! (It's something I've wanted to do for a very long time, but so far have chickened out!)

My Phantom Manor cookie house can be found HERE.

September 6, 2018

Haunted Dimensions Music Box!

I added in inexpensive hand-crank music box to my New Orleans Square Paper Model Kit, to add a wonderful new dimension!

After much searching, and several disappointments, I found a place that sells "Grim Grinning Ghosts" hand-crank music boxes. "The Vermont Country Store" web site sells the music box mechanism.  Found at ( https://www.vermontcountrystore.com/2-halloween-hurdy-gurdies/product/72841 ). Unfortunately, they only sell them as a packaged pair of music boxes. The other tune being, "Funeral March Of the Marionette" (Hitchcock theme). I asked and they can't substitute for 2 "Grim" boxes. The up side is that the Funeral March might be an appropriate addition to my Psycho House paper model! The mechanism is housed in a small cardboard box and is easily removed, if you wish.  These are cool even if you don't put them in my paper models! I can tell you this info now, since I already bought several more, in case they sell out again 
Remember: My FREE paper model kits can be downloaded at http://www.haunteddimensions.raykeim.com/index301.html .

August 27, 2018

Hogwarts Paper Model/ Music Box!

I made a very inexpensive musical addition to my Hogwarts paper model (sorry, still can’t release it until I am granted a copyright license!), which added a magical dimensions. I found the music box mechanism, which plays "Hedwig's Theme", on Ebay.

June 23, 2018

Rebuilding the "Mothership".

My rebuild of the 2004 "Mother ship" 3d model is almost complete. The geometry was surprisingly solid but its image mapping required a complete make-over. Interestingly, the 3D model was originally used to design the paper model but the paper model became the new source for the lost image maps.

April 1, 2018

Thanks for Your Continued Support!

Hey Dimensioneers! I just want to thank you for your continued support of Haunted Dimensions. I am sorry that I haven’t given you anything new in forever! My site and models were initially a hobby while I was a freelance designer. Over the course of the last 13+ years, HD unexpectedly served as my gateway into the theme park industry. First as a designer for Halloween Horror Nights, then as a Dimensional Designer and model maker for Universal Creative. Recently I was made a Designer of Concept/Illustration, where I have the amazing opportunity to help visualize new attractions, parks and shows for Universal worldwide! It has left me at a crossroads in regard with what to do with Haunted Dimensions in the future. I have to admit that the languishing of my Hogwarts model was very disappointing (I am NOT permitted to release it without a license), and while there are a million ideas for future spooky models, I don’t know that I have the time or passion to design more. The entire site is in serious need of an upgrade since I originally designed it with 13 year old HTML technology. I’ve even considered selling off the whole thing to someone who could pick it up and build into something bigger (or something that could actually make money). Anyway, sorry to ramble! Just know that Haunted Dimensions and its wonderful fans have been, and will continue to be, a great source of joy and inspiration to me! I will do what I can to occasionally keep it fresh. ~Ray~