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« on: April 30, 2014 04:51:17 PM »

I've been having fun making 1:24 scale miniatures!



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« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014 06:04:18 PM »

They look like they have just been picked! Yummy!
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014 11:02:28 PM »

Oh wow! That is amazing!  I can just picture you with one of those magnifying glass head strap thingies.  That is the technical name for them right?  I'm wondering what you plan to use these for?  Do you have a 1:24 scale tiny house to put all your tiny treasures in?  I've always been fascinated by miniatures.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014 11:58:20 PM »

Eep, that is tiny, tiny! Unbelievable, but it is you so anything is possible  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014 04:54:11 AM »

They're incredible!  What will your final project with them be?
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2014 07:25:55 AM »

Sooooooo teeny tiny!!  Amazing to see how you got so much detail in there!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2014 08:20:44 AM »

LOOOOOVVVVVEEEE! I am obsessed with miniatures! These are great!
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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2014 10:37:48 AM »

I'm glad you all are enjoying them!  These will be in used in another slightly larger project, which may ultimately be used in a "wee house" if I ever commit to actually making it.

These were made using cheap pharmacy reading glasses.  I have a magnifying loop, but so far have not had to use it...
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014 01:58:28 PM »

These were made using cheap pharmacy reading glasses.  I have a magnifying loop, but so far have not had to use it...

So you could actually go even tinier  Grin  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2014 02:57:39 PM »

I have; I originally started at 1:48 scale but it was too small for my hands to manage and limited the number of things I might be able to make.   Tongue  These are twice as big - enormous!   Cheesy 

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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2014 03:01:34 PM »

I have; I originally started at 1:48 scale but it was too small for my hands to manage and limited the number of things I might be able to make.   Tongue  These are twice as big - enormous!   Cheesy 

Oh yes, excuse me! I meant to say that the scale miniatures were huge  Wink

I can imagine your hands cramp making such tiny huge things.
And I have seen work of yours that made me speechless, so I believe every word you say!  Cheesy

Even these huge miniatures ROCK!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2014 03:06:28 PM »

Thanks!   Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2014 12:27:15 AM »

Aaaah, those radishes...  Shocked Love!!

But the books are adorable too.

I think I'm falling in love with all those miniatures  Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2014 05:33:50 AM »

Aw, thank you!   Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2014 04:37:09 PM »

So cool! Do you have any tips for making miniatures?
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2014 06:04:19 PM »

Make sure you have some magnifying glasses - I use the cheap ones from the pharmacy 1.25 - 2.5 diopter.  Just try a bunch on and see which enable you to see small things.  Smiley

There are a ton of helpful tutorials out there, many gathered on Pinterest.  I like http://joannswansondiyminiatures.blogspot.com/  and http://1inchminisbykris.blogspot.com/  though I have to resize everything for 1:24 scale.  This scale is too small for polymer clay, at least with my skills,  so I use beads, thread and wire built up with acrylic matte medium to create the fruits and vegetables.

My main tip is to choose a scale and just leap on in there.  I started at 1:48 which proved too tiny so I moved up a size.  Most people work at the standard dolls house scale 1:12; most of the tutorials are for that scale.

Oh - another helpful thing I learned from my husband, who is a professional model-maker - use model acrylic colors rather than artists acrylics, as the pigments and mediums are much finer for a smoother finish and no globs.  You can get these at hobby shops like Hobby Town or other model railroading or military modeling shops.

I'm just a beginner!  Shocked Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2014 08:17:57 AM »

Thanks for the info! I need to just dive in and try it.
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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2014 10:08:33 AM »

Little basket of flowers: 

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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2014 11:29:58 AM »

Cute!!

If you are a beginner... then what am I??  Grin No clue!  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2014 09:26:43 PM »

I get super excited whenever I see a scale-reference coin in a thumbnail. These are adorable, and nicely detailed! I love the yellow squash. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2014 07:27:45 AM »

Thank you!   Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2014 01:48:27 PM »

See some of these miniatures in a scene:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433414.0#axzz31LaYlZjE
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« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2014 06:41:39 AM »

You have magical hands - if you are a beginner, then I am gobsmacked.  What did you do to make the carrot tops?
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« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2014 08:12:36 AM »

Thank you!   Smiley  Carrot tops are model railroad scenic foam. 
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Truly huge Ludi. Massive in concept and application. It's exciting to see all the new projects that you are up to.

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« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2014 09:46:36 AM »

Thank you!  Cheesy
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Awww... Love it. Soo nice!
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