Mat Irvine: Oddly enough, Aurora did come up a kit called ‘The Munsters’ Living Room’ (recreated as a kit by Polar Lights) but not the house itself. But now Moebius Models have come up with the goods.
Checking the window inserts (below) against the instructions.
Below, ODG Studios’ resin base and box with the tree and Spot (left). ParaGrafix resin and photo-etch parts (top right). VoodooFX lighting set (bottom right).
Although suiting The Munsters perfectly as the Munster Mansion, the structure had been built by Universal in the mid-1940s, later being relocated to the back lot as a standard American Victorian-style building, appearing in a number of movies and TV shows, Wikipedia listing no less than 24 of them!
Fitting the inserts (below) and testing them against a light source.
However, it was as The Munsters’ home that the mansion found true fame. The shots of the finished model (below) show that the kit can be assembled to make a really convincing miniature, with the bonus of window lighting for those night time scenes.
Moebius: The Munsters ‘The House at 1313 Mockingbird Lane’
Parts: 70 plus 24 window inserts
Width: 240mm (9.5in)
Depth: 150mm (6in)
Height: 160mm (6.5in)
Manufacturer’s ref: 929
Thanks to Moebius Models for the review kit, and to CultTVMan for sourcing the aftermarket kits.