Warning – 1:12 doll harmed in the making of this feature

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Using a Nicky Bott figure –

and breaking it, sorry

Getting even more fey, if it’s possible, I wanted to achieve an acrobatic figure but, with it being right at the front of the room, I’m not sure he isn’t just an upstager trying to steal the scene.  However, having tried it out, I’m going to add a couple of LED strips to increase light below the balcony and on the seated figure at the fireside.  Hopefully this might balance the general picture a little more.

theinfill - 1:12 figure balancing - Tudor Great Hall dolls house feature

What is he supposed to be doing?  No, he’s not skating.
You can see the break in the neck/torso here. When the position was more or less where I wanted it, I glued the grubby muffler in place over the break/gap.

theinfill - 1:12 figure balancing - Tudor Great Hall dolls house feature

Added extra bum and thigh padding to give a bit of a bend to the body shape when in this position, balancing on a ladder with right knee over the balcony edge.  His hat shape is loosely based on those in the Brueghel painting “The Peasant Wedding” / Village Wedding Feast

Does his face look a little like Paul McCartney to you?

theinfill - 1:12 figure balancing - Tudor Great Hall dolls house feature

I broke the neck so that he can raise his head whilst hanging down – don’t want all the blood rushing to his noddle, do we?  (Muffler now in place over break.)

theinfill - 1:12 figure balancing - Tudor Great Hall dolls house feature

Hanging on tightly to that wreath

And I’ve used a rubber contact glue after much argument with the sticky wax, fix-it pads, white tac, ordinary contact adhesive etc.  I tried adding weight to the ladder as a counter balance to this silly posture but, short of nailing it down got nowhere.

theinfill - 1:12 figure balancing - Tudor Great Hall dolls house feature

Somewhat worried spectator – you can just hear her, can’t you?

theinfill - 1:12 figure balancing - Tudor Great Hall dolls house feature

View from above. This is why I wanted a balancing figure up in the gallery – it helps give a better sense of the height of the room, I hope, and adds to the general bustle and ‘noise’.

And so they continue with their festive decorations.  Christmas?
Don’t really know but festive is where we’re definitely going.

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