Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Parget House now on Ebay

I have recentlt placed my 1:24th scale Parget House on Ebay If you would like to take a look here is the link:Ebay Link... Here is a montage of the doll house below.  Thaks for looking, Shane.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

'The Scholar's Window' in Quarterscale..... and riddle!

Well, I tried making a 1:12 doll house and while it looked OK it was stressing me out... another day maybe. So instead I sat down to my favourite scale and came up with 'The Scholar's Window', a fictitious roombox in quarterscale and that soothed away the anxiety! After 19 months away from the hobby I thought to myself while making it why did I not make this 19 months ago? It was really great fun to be back creating and in this lovely scale. The room has 232 hand-made books but no letters strewn around this time, the scholar was more organised than the dweller of previous reading rooms and libraries!

There is however a riddle hiden in a secret box drawer based upon the pages of literature that make up the exterior.


Saturday, 10 August 2013

New Inspiration

Ladies & Gentlemen, I shall be sitting down in the workshop from the middle of next week.  First up will be continuing with the Watchmakers Cottage in 1:12 scale followed by a 1:48 complete 2 storey dollhouse.  Something half-timbered and sprawling with creeping ivy..... see you soon.....

Shane

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Happy New Year.....

I haven't blogged or made anything for a few weeks but tomorrow I shall continue with my 1:12 Watchmakers Cottage which will most likely become the Watchmakers Roombox.  The front door is finished and painted, a matching bay window will be made this week and a suitable time themed interior.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

New (1930s) Workshop Table.....

Yesterday I bought a nice little 1930s bureau from a small antique shop along The Tything, Worcester.  It can also store 90% of my miniature things and materials.

'The Watchmaker's Cottage' door.....

A slow weekend but the front door is near completion.  The left photo shows the balsa wood and cogs stained and ready for painting, the right photo (inside of door) is unstained.  Letterboxes have just been handmade and placed, the front into a cut recess, door knobs still to be made.  You might be able to make out TWC in the larger top panel.  Initially this was going to be set on glass but I thought the additional cogs surrounding the TWC would look balanced.  The door will be painted green. 

Friday, 5 October 2012

'The Watchmaker's Cottage'.... early stage.....

I have been busy cutting out cogs that will form some of the front door detail.  The photo shows the cogs, the small waste pieces including hundreds of those tiny little bits from between each cog tooth, the simple front and back sides of the front door and the waste panels.  The door will eventually be green as will the barge boards and windows all of which will have the cog design incorporated somehow.