Scale model of Scrooge McDuck’s Money Bin

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If you grew up watching DuckTales, the money bin that Scrooge McDuck loved to swim in probably looks a little different from the bin you see above. That is because this model is based off the bin as pictured in Scrooge McDuck comics, as drawn by the legendary Carl Barks. The model work is all done to scale and is built “using blueprints created by the great Don Rosa and his friend Dan Shane. The blueprints are a part of the Rosa story “The Beagle Boys Vs. The Money Bin” from 2001. Visit this page to read Rosa’s own words about the blueprints.”

So much detail on this thing its hard to know what is my favorite. The bear traps? The Bullion Bins? Nah, it has to be the piles of cash that I fantasize about swimming through…

For more pics and to see the completed bin inside and out, drop by the Flickr page of Mats Gullikstad.


6 Responses to Scale model of Scrooge McDuck’s Money Bin

  1. Rick says:

    It is so weird that you are having these ducktales posts. My boys watched all of season 1 and 2 on the way to and from the beach (a 3.5 hour drive from our house) this weekend after my wife and I rented them at the library. The cartoon still holds up and they are starting to watch vol 3. On a side note, I bought a retro ducktales shirt from disney world this past Christmas and if I go somewhere where there is a large crowd I usually get a comment on it. What a great cartoon. Wish they would revive it.

  2. The Retroist says:

    Not sure why, but I woke up in a DuckTales sort of mood. Watched some episodes at lunch even.

  3. Piece of advice, If you ever meet Don Rosa, DO NOT ask him about DuckTales. He feels they took stories that Carl Barks and He wrote and made them into cartoons with no credit or compensation!

    I look at the flickr pool of this project every couple months and dream about building one of my own!

  4. Rick says:

    Is there a possible Ducktales’ podcast in the near future? The best cartoon ever in my opinion definitely needs one (at least a Disney afternoon podcast but that would probably be too much info for a half hour).

  5. The Retroist says:

    @Rick – I would not dismiss the possibility.

  6. This is amazing. I checked out the Flickr set and…WOW. Just…WOW. The attention to detail is exhausting!

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