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« on: September 09, 2013 10:01:17 PM »

My favorite One Tiny Thing swaps are the Harry Potter ones, so I decided to make a Harry Potter themed entry for this challenge.  I made the boys' dormitory of Gryffindor Tower.



This is Harry, Ron, Neville, Seamus, and Dean's room from early in their fourth year.  Dean has his new Viktor Krum poster and his West Ham football team poster up next to the door.



Close-up of the posters:


Like all teenage boys everywhere, the Gryffindor crew are not what you would call tidy.  Seamus left a robe on the floor, Harry's broomstick is a tripping hazard, and Ron's trunk is open with his Weasley sweater spilling out.



I did my very best to make everything in the room to scale.  I used 1 millimeter = 1 foot, because a millimeter is the smallest measurement on my ruler but I don't think in meters, I think in feet.  The beds are 8mm high by 7mm long by 6mm wide (approximately) and the trunks are made from slices of matchsticks.



I made a tower for my room to sit in, since Harry's dorm is at the top.  The entire tower is less than 4 inches high:
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013 11:19:39 PM »

Very cute! And so tiny.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013 06:09:36 AM »

Thanks for entering!

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013 07:38:39 AM »

You are crazy to make such tiny things, but I love all the details you put into this dorm!  wow!
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2013 08:49:09 PM »

Wow! I can't even imagine making something so tiny and amazingly detailed. Fantastic job!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013 05:07:46 AM »

Thanks, everyone!
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2013 08:54:02 AM »

You're amazing, I couldn't imagine making anything that small, and having it look like anything at all.
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2013 11:17:29 AM »

Wow, I didn't appreciate how truly tiny the beds were until you said the trunks are made of matchsticks! Is the open one actually a matchstick cut in half?

What did you make the tower & walls out of?
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2013 01:32:39 PM »

That is AMAZING!  I, too, would love to know what you used to make the tower walls. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2013 05:19:44 PM »

Wow, I didn't appreciate how truly tiny the beds were until you said the trunks are made of matchsticks! Is the open one actually a matchstick cut in half?

Yep!  It actually split when I was slicing it off the matchstick, but I decided to use it anyway.  I like that it adds some variety to the scene.

That is AMAZING!  I, too, would love to know what you used to make the tower walls. Smiley

Thanks!  The walls (and the mattresses on the beds) are made out of craft foam.  I used a very sharp knife to cut the foam into rings, then painted them with acrylics, drew on the edges of the stones with a permanent marker, made indentations along the lines with a very dull knife, and stacked them on top of each other.  I tried to stack them so the edges of the stones didn't line up, but that didn't really work out...
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