The Synth Bay

I just made a significant investment ($1690) in my current animation project. I commissioned Brazilian master craftsman Ronaldo Lopes Teixeira to build the following 1:6 scale keyboards and synthesizers used by Richard Wright on Pink Floyd’s classic album, The Dark Side of the Moon:

Hammond RT-3 Two-Manual Console with Leslie 122 Cabinet – $400
Fender Rhodes Piano 73 Stage – $300
Wurlitzer EP-200 Electric Piano – $300
Mini Moog Model D – $150
EMS VCS3 Putney – $150
Synthi AKS Synthesizer – $150

Ronaldo will also for the first time build two new custom miniatures, used by David Gilmour:

EMS Synthi Hi-Fli – $100
Custom HIWATT DR103 Head – $50 each

While these props will take up to six weeks to get here, I have to enlarge the set on my animation stage and figure out how to light them.

Fortunately I found a set of N-scale model train LED lights that I can modify as piano lights, using a standard 3V power supply or 2 AA batteries. I’m also looking for ways to make 1:6 scale vacuum tubes that glow and breathe a little.