DIY and the garden have my attention at present. The near constant rain in Britain has bogged off for once and the gardens are exploding with bloom. I can normally gauge how unfit I've become by how much my muscles ache after a spot of weeding. Instant pain - not a good sign. Aches after a few days - not so bad. No pain at all and I'm ready for the Olympics. So the fact that even my eyebrows seem to ache means a subscription to the gym and a padlock on the biscuit barrel =0)
The only thing I've managed to do in miniature is something that I've been able to sneak into work and do when I've had some down time. That's the beauty of small things...I can sit and carve with a manicurist file and people think I'm tending to my fingernails which, ironically, look like they belong to a coal miner ha!
I've wanted to make a camera for some time now since I couldn't find an accurate 12th scale copy anywhere. Technology is my Achilles heel in miniature. I find them very hard to emulate since the full scale versions are often formed and cast by computerized manufacture. That sort of precision is often far and beyond me.
This is the result
Surprisingly, it was the tripod that gave me the most trouble. The legs are three different diameters of aluminium tubing inserted into each other and easily damaged. I think on reflection, stainless steel would have been better.
The cameras are just a selection of styrene shaped and glued together. I wanted the lenses to look as realistic as possible so the 'glass' is actually a slice from the end of a 5mm led lamp.
Hm, what else. Oh yes, I purchased these stunning designer bags after a recommendation from Brae .
If you want to see more of these wonderful bags, drop by DollhouseAra on Etsy. They are extremely well made and in perfect scale.
Right, better get back to work
Enjoy the rest of the weekend