I've finally started making a permanent display for some of the miniatures I've collected over the years. I mentioned in an earlier post that I intended to build a tool shed to house my Danny Shotton collection. It grieves me to have to store them away in a drawer rather than have them displayed for anyone to see. Usually when someone who likes miniatures visits, I need at least a day forewarning so that I can unpack them all.
I found a couple of sheets of American Lime in my wood pile which is perfect for a 12th scale version of 2 x 4 inch timber, then Googled a few shed plans to work from. I could have made this project much simpler; constructed an MDF room box and routed the surface to make it look like individual pieces of wood, but I want to try and make it as realistic as possible. Up to now I have this:
Yes, that is my kitchen. Yes, this is where I make miniatures 95% of the time and yes, my tools are stuffed into cupboards that used to house the pots and pans. The frame has a window aperture on the right hand wall and I will be hanging double doors in the front. I think this should give me enough natural light for the room. The size is equivalent to a 10 x 14 foot shed in real life. There's a lot to do before I can start making anything to put inside but that doesn't stop me looking at workbench plans and the like. I'm just too impatient for this hobby =0P
So before I get off my backside and start making the roof trusses, I have a few things that need a new home after I had a tidy up of my 'bits and pieces' box. Remember the jigsaws I made with the laser cutter? I have half a dozen of them and morally, I can't sell them because the images I used don't belong to me.
So if they are any good to anyone...They're 9 x 7 cms which will probably suit someone with a BJD. Or, if you're a sadist, you could use them as an actual jigsaw, peel the pieces from their backing and spend the next month cursing me. Oh and this
I bought this in a mad moment at a fair. You need to use the brick compound with it to make a herringbone pattern. If it's any good to anyone *shrugs* leave a comment on this post. If you want the chance to win the brick template only, please state 'Brick' in your comment. If you want the chance to win the jigsaw only, state 'Jigsaw' in your comment. If you're happy to win either, just comment =0)
I'll pick some names randomly on Wednesday 5th February.
Have a great weekend