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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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