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6 posts from December 2016

overdue post

I've been busy, but not with minis...with work, and holiday preparations....and I finished Downton Abbey.  Boy, there was a rush to pair everyone off in the last season, wasn't there?

The 1:144 scale Queen Anne mansion is not progressing well.  I painted all the window pieces before I cut them free of the sheet, because I thought it would be easier.  What I should have done was at least free and dry fit one pair (but I know what I'm doing, right?).  I didn't assume their placement correctly, so the interior are painted exterior colors and vice versa.  What I really wanted to do was chuck the whole mess in a trash can, but I piled it up in a corner of my work table instead.  I'll get back to it, and repaint, when I'm done being irritated with myself.



Instead, because I wanted to test my theory of coloring with markers and stain instead of paint, I dug out a 1:144 scale barn.  I was right, it's a lot easier.  BUT...I think I broke and repaired almost every piece except the walls.  Construction was horrible; I cursed a lot.  I'd pick something up carefully and SNAP.  I have decided that 1:144 scale is just too delicate for me.  I won't be building anything else in this scale.


Marker didn't work well on the base, I need to paint it, it looks horrible.  I need to glue the roof on too (obviously).

I got the barn on a whim, thinking it would go in Susan's mansion, in the boy's room, as a toy.  It's a bit big for that though, I think, unless the boy's room is huge.  I think I'll cut the base down and reduce the fenced in area.  Susan, it's your call....but I imagine you'll have to get furnishings in the room first, to see how much room is left.

Let's see...what else...

The furniture repair hasn't been finished yet.  My studio is a mess.  I haven't put together a photo album for the Mobile Studio.  I'm crabby.


A spot of wonderfulness that made me smile....Sheila sent me a surprise.


A ton of fabric, contact paper, a fan, odd and end minis, a handmade table, and two cool screen things that will be fantastic to keep crud off when I spray paint pieces outside.

Thank you!  You couldn't have known it, but it arrived at the end of a horrible, horrible day and lifted my spirits immensely.  I'd hug you if you weren't across the country.  Big virtual hugs for you!


new residents

A family has moved into the half scale Chantilly.


I've not finished that house though, the kitchen is bare, and it's been neglected so long it's filled with dust.  They decided to vacation in the Tropical Beach House while I put the Chantilly back on my work table.


Mom didn't take too kindly to my playing paparazzi...


They are from the Pose Skeleton set, by Re-ment, available lots of places (I got them from Amazon).