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« on: July 14, 2014 08:04:17 AM »

Here we have a 1:6 scale (6 feet = 12 inches) Wingback Chair toy furniture accessory. I've been wanting to make something like this for my dolls/figures for a while now and I finally got around to actually doing something.

I primarily based my design and measurements on this Collins Wingback Chair from a Late Fall 2013 Home Decorators Collection mail order catalog. I made some adjustments, namely increasing the height and decreasing the depth of the chair, to accommodate the proportions of the Mattel Barbie and Spin Master Liv dolls I used as my sitting models. I also replaced the more ornate legs on the original with similar, but simpler, tapered polygons. Finally, the rounded wing design was inspired by those found on a real chair in our living room at home.

This is what the chair looked like at the end of the first day of work. Everything you see at this stage is made from hollow cardboard shapes, created by folding/rolling them up and then gluing the edges together. It wasn't really necessary, but I also decided to make the seat cushion removable.

And this is what the finished chair looked like, just prior to painting, on the second day. If it didn't have lines, arrows, and other stuff scribbled on it, the natural brown color of the cardboard would make for a pretty nice finish all by itself.

I contemplated putting some kind of texture or pattern on the chair, rather than a solid color, but, I ultimately reasoned that a neutral hue (black matches everything) would be better, as that makes the piece more versatile for display purposes. In other words, a black chair can work with just about any doll/figure or environment, compared to, say, a pastel floral pattern. And, of course, if I ever change my mind, it'd be a relatively simple matter to "re-upholster" it with paint or decoupage for a different look.

Cardboard, newsprint, lined white paper, white glue, and acrylic paint.

13.9 cm (5.5") wide x 20.2 cm (8.0") high x 12.3 (4.8") deep.

Two days; July 10 and 12, 2014.
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014 08:36:30 AM »

The Hulk looks especially comfy in it!   Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014 12:44:18 PM »

You have done a really great job. And I love alle the pictures of the dolls . From the sweet girls, over the crazy jester to those fighting men - they all relax, when they sit in your comfy chair.

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2014 02:21:11 PM »

great job, i really like the pic of the Hulk just chillin in your chair Grin

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2014 03:41:14 PM »

Wow, you had quite a party at your house! All those dolls came over to sit around and chat. What fun.

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014 09:53:42 AM »

those GI Joes look so comfy I can picture them in a living room somewhere

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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2014 09:18:44 AM »

Great job on the chair! What sort of glue did you use?

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