Category Archives: Box Scenes

Down-sizing

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After smearing myself across the large area of roofing it felt about time to get back down to the small details of life in a 1:12 world.

But first

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The beginnings of this Jacobean style trinket box scene can be found at the blog entry “No specific scale”

Back to 1:12 and next door

I had to hand another couple of The Miniature Garden ivy kits and with two sprigs of convolvulus and a few dandelions awaiting a home, plus collected and dried natural bits and pieces, some string and a little raffia, I rolled up my sleeves and set out to finish off the ‘planting’ on the next door site, working from the front of the main house along and around to the back face.

May need a little more greenery here and there but am holding off until I’ve added the staining and discolouration of the white areas and brickwork before plunging into more leaf sticking.  Next, though, are the chimneys and working out just how much damage might look interesting up at that level, they are, after all, at about the height of the average viewer and a little detail up there might not come amiss 😉

What have we got so far

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One mini box project

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In the full view we have an interior scene

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At the moment the box is taking a rest, sitting with a much smaller box made about four years ago, showing an exterior scene (larger image below).

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Still to come

I need to make a small table to go next to the bench, if I can make one to fit.  I’d like it to hold a candlestick and possibly a little something else.

No specific scale

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Smaller than 1:24 bigger than 1:48

Still working with the trinket box on and off today and have finally seen sense.  If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck then it is probably a duck.  In this case the box looks Tudor to Jacobean in style so, on the duck principle (though the box does not make any particular noise, you’ll be pleased to know) it should be declared to be a scene set somewhere in the early 1600s – probably.

In the main body of the box

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Gone for panelling and plastered ceiling

The pieces are tightly fitted so, up to now, they do not need fixing in place.  Having a bit of an argument with the floorboard sheet which will not sit flat so a blob of Museum Wax might come in handy there.

As you can see from the not yet cleaned up ruler, this would be a very low room if it is 1:24. Not sure what it would work out at.

 

A bit of this a bit of that

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Invisibly working

honestly

and

someone has come to stay with us  🙂

This is a piece I couldn’t resist and is the work of  cottagekitty333. Wee mousey is very welcome here.  He/she looks most put out at being pointed at by my thumb nail – apologies are due obviously.

On another front dust is flying

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Just don’t ask

Bustling around sorting through videos – yes I did say videos which we’ve not yet replaced with other formats (or may I say watched in eons) the aim being to thin the whole lot down.  I mean, how long have we got to watch them all for goodness sakes?  Besides which the player is not going to last much longer either.

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Top unit had the videos now squeezed into Potting Shed and sitting on two other bits from local charity shop. Yes, those are cat trays – I find shallow storage trays useful and generally easier to forage around in

Ulterior motive:  This shelf unit is from a wool shop with deep box sections and it just so happens it would be ideal for storing delicate mini things in their protective wrappings.  The video job is just the overture to the opera entitled “Deep sorting in the Potting Shed”.  Catchy title.

I have been working on the brown painted cardboard but have reached the stage of brewing up second and third thoughts and will post more info as and when a more resolved outcome comes to fruition.

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and the loft dormer has gained a shutter which you have to fall out of the window in order to reach – hold my ankles will you, please?

Meanwhile I’ve acquired/squirreled away various boxes (from the usual auction site) mostly glass fronted and in which I’m imagining scenes unspecified.  Possibly a kitchen corner, or a garden/shed setting, though for one or two I’ve a fuzzy plan fomenting.

Need to spread more dust about and find long lost items so am about to dive back in.