Technically, I am retired, although I have registered as a sole trader so that I can sell miniatures legitimately. Making and selling is a slow process that doesn't provide me with a living but enough to replace materials so that I can continue. Before I get offers of food parcels I have to say, small time selling suits me perfectly; no pressure and no demands on my time. So I'd like to take the opportunity to thank everyone of you who have bought my miniatures. That financial support allows me to experiment, practice and hopefully, improve my miniatures. I also want to thank those of you who encourage me to keep going. It's good to have that cheer when I have moments of doubt.
Now the dust has settled on a horrible and busy 12 months, I'm keen to blog again. So what am I making now? Well I thought it would be a good idea to make a variety of backdrops to show the things I sell in a favourable way. I think when you can see miniatures in a scene, it's far easier to imagine owning them. You never know, one day I may even exhibit at a fair and will need these backdrops to dress a table.
I have a stash of sheet material and a chopsaw that I used to cut a variety of rectangles. To my mind, these backdrops can literally be a floor and back wall since miniatures are as much about fakery than anything else.
Since I'm making a lot of coastal and D.I.Y. miniatures at the moment, I'm making a Fisherman's cottage facade and a shed interior.
This needs a table or shelves and some hardware for the door.
This one needs some weathering, and landscaping.
See, fakery. I'm not concerned with prettying up a view that no one will see.
A short post I know but I vow to post little and often from now on.