Gamla Model Makers was
invited to design and build a model of typical
Midwest town for exclusive History Channel's
documentary "Black Blizzard". The model
represented a 1930s - 1940s era and served not
only to bring to the audience a feeling of the
place and time period, but also to demonstrate a
devastating effect of the ravaging deadly dust
affecting all environmental aspects of living in
the area at that time.
The model was
richly detailed and represented with great
accuracy main components: residential street,
township buildings, commercial and industrial
structures, railroad station farm and fields.
The model was designed to be shipped to the
designation in pieces and to be easily assembled
in minutes by the filming crew.
first-person accounts, archival films and
photographs and commentary from various experts,
the model and special effects staged on it
helped to recreate the most dramatic
environmental disaster of 20th century.