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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: 1930's Detective Room Box 1:12 Scale (++Pics) on: July 10, 2016 07:22:22 PM
It's pretty awesome. The little details are really captivating and need to be looked over a few times to see them all. I do have questions about some things in fact, thanks for offering to answer process queries Smiley.
I'm wondering what a couple of things are made of, or how they are made. The cigarettes, the wee perfect looking pen, and the radiator.
Just wonderful, so much fun to view!

Ok, I'm trying to write with my laptop AND a cat on my lap so bear with me here...

The radiator:
It's actually purchased from a UK store (link below), and what I did was paint it burnt umber, added a crackle medium and then painted the top coat with a very light green and waited for the crackle. I then used gold leaf paint to add the gold back to the handles on the bottom.

Both the pen and long cigarette are made from toothpicks.
For the toothpick cigarettes, It's basically just about sectioning them, cutting them and then painting them the appropriate colours.
For the pen, I took a nail file to sand the top and middle to make it look like it could come apart, and then added a tiny piece of wire with some white PVA glue.

For the smooshed out cigarettes, I rolled up white cardstock, glued with white glue and then painted them similar to the toothpicks. Then I (I'm not even joking) lit each of them with a lighter and smooshed them out like you would extinguish a normal cigarette, giving it the appropriate shape and burnt ends.

Hope that helps!

2  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: 1930's Detective Room Box 1:12 Scale (++Pics) on: July 10, 2016 01:57:31 PM
I don't think I could love it more!
Not going to even mention ALL the incredible teensy details. I think the cracked paint radiator is my fav tho.

How long do these things take you to make?

Thank you!
This one took me a month and a bit because I made so many things by hand instead of using ready-made miniatures.
3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Captain Nemo's Organ Room - 1:12 (++ Pics) on: July 10, 2016 01:45:54 PM
 The Nautilus - a submarine of fantastic proportions. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was first imagined by Jules Verne in his epic novel and re-imagined in the 1954 film of the same name.

During the scene where the giant octopus is attacking the submarine, I took my chance - a scene of agitated disorder ripe for the picking!

So I created a 1:12 scale room box for Alpha Stamps for their underwater steampunk theme.

4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / 1930's Detective Room Box 1:12 Scale (++Pics) on: July 10, 2016 01:04:11 PM
I've created a room set in the 1930's, during the Golden Detective Age. The same time as Maltese Falcon and similar stories. Only this detective (Sam Slade, a play on Sam Spade) isn't paid very well and isn't very tidy. In fact, it could be a crime scene. Spilled bottle, footprints, upset chair, etc.

There's a lot of pictures here, but if you have any questions about how I've made something, comment below and I'll do my best to answer.

Sam Slades office is presented to you hence:

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Red Dragon Tattoo Shop Miniature (Gypsy Wagon) on: February 23, 2016 02:42:05 PM
Thank you for all the kind words!

Unfortunately the roof isn't designed to come off. I know my team mate Knickertwist put a little scene inside that you could view through the window.

The way everything fits together with the chipboard makes it nigh impossible to remove and replace.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Red Dragon Tattoo Shop Miniature (Gypsy Wagon) on: February 19, 2016 07:48:34 PM
This week for the Gypsy Soul laser cuts Design Team I made the Red Dragon Tattoo shop - a mobile tattoo shop for all your artistry needs.

Not sure what scale it is, though. Seems a bit small for 1:12, but too big for 1:24.

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Flourish & Blotts (Harry Potter) Miniature on: February 06, 2016 02:52:52 PM
Here's the link to the GSLC Store where you can buy the frame

5.5 inches by 5.5 inches by 1 inch overall size.  Top facade measures 1 inch.
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: 3 Story Tudor Home - 28mm Scale on: February 06, 2016 02:44:05 PM
So what is the 28mm equal to?  For instance, in 1" scale, 1 inch = 1 foot

And I routinely make ceilings much higher in 1" scale, too; otherwise it seems cramped, and you can't see the back of the room.  I suspect it's something to do with eye level.

I believe (and don't quote me here - lol) that it's around 1:58 scale
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Flourish & Blotts (Harry Potter) Miniature on: February 02, 2016 07:17:17 PM
Last week for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts DT I made the front window for Flourish & Blotts, the bookstore in Diagon Alley from Harry Potter. I made a giant stack of miniature books and used a frame from GSLC, added some clear plastic packaging and cut some cardboard to fit. Filled with books, scrolls and even a tiny little lantern in the bottom right corner.

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Junk Shrine on: February 02, 2016 07:08:54 PM
I'm on the Design Team this year for Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and was sent these lovely shrine boxes. I've been playing a lot of Fallout 4 lately, as I'm a total gamer chick. So melding craft and post apocalyptic gaming, I give you Junk Shrines. As Knickertwist told me "You can stick any old thing in there" - so I did. Quite literally. You'll find I've raided my husbands junk bin for bits and bobs and then I stuck said bits and bobs into the shrine.

It's covered in kids "play foam" (that colourful stuff in the kids aisle of the craft store) which I've painted to look like metal. After the paint comes my Rust Dust - a recipe I created to give metal a more accurate looking rust. If you're interested, I made a tutorial on it here: https://youtu.be/UJbaZVShTu0

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