This lockdown has seen me almost full time in the studio. I'm working on a Tudor Dollhouse Delight, 1:24 scale medieval Weldon house for my small miniature club. I have to do six kits. Had I known how much timber I had to cut I would have had second thoughts. But it is coming on ok. How intimidating for the members, I don't know. It is made of foam board on a MDF grooved base. The wood detailing is offcuts of Rimu from my workshop. Most are 2mm thick, some 1mm thick. Tricky to cut on my full sized table saw. I am most careful.
It started as a personal home but has evolved into a medieval Inn. Why fight it? Inns have lots of potential. Already on my 3d printer I have made 24th scale tankards, baskets and sacks for the kitchen, cauldrons, and some people. I feel a bit guilty in that I am having so much fun when the world is going to custard around me. But miniature dollhouses keep me sane!
This is the drawn up beam placements for the typical medieval paneling. The 1st floor slots between two beams.
'Miniature Time Traveller" is a specialized miniatures magazine published in New Zealand. It focuses on the amazing talent we have here in Australia and New Zealand; in other words, 'down under' to our friends in the Northern Hemisphere. The workshops and projects that individual miniaturists or clubs are now doing have an increasingly Antipodean flavour. That doesn't exclude traditional miniature Georgian, Regency, Victorian and Arts Movement houses. Far from it. In fact a lot of our settlers brought the Victorian culture and influence into our countries at the time of their landing and this had a marked and important influence on our full sized architecture and furnishings. Now our own individual stamp is being put on our miniature work. There are a lot of Australian Queenslanders' and New Zealand Villas being created. A miniature magazine more representative of us you could say. We work hard to provide topical workshops and design these around the theme for the magazine. They are all original and hopefully you will find them stimulating and sending you off into new directions.