I hope you are all being crafty and planning little bitty things for the season! I am working on my many projects and items for the fair.
One of the things I wanted to do this year was have a handy little printout to show the different scales available for building with. I am also going to be bringing a 1:12th 1:24th and 1:48th piece of furniture as a little display piece for people to have a gander at.
Now I will first have a disclaimer..this is just random shots I found on the web no links to whom and it is simply to get a general idea of 1:12th scale. I did not measure everything on the page down to the cm so this guide is just a quick example for people to get eye scale down before they get into the exact science of 1:1 scale.
I am sure there are many wonderful books about that will give you better examples and measurements but this guide I think ...is pretty accurate
So print from my link here: 1:12th scale examples
On the top it will say print, and a box will pop up from the left that will let you set "margins" to "none" Also remove the header and footer option by unclicking.
After you print the sheet check the ruler to yours and make sure it printed to correct scale. Let me know if your folks have any issues with it..if its off.. so on.. and I will fix it..
I wanted to share a picture of the item me and the fabulous Ms. E of http://studioeminiatures.blogspot.com swapped. I think we decided it was simply a artistic exchange of ideas..not a swap, right Elizabeth?
Of course you all know what a simply stunning miniature artist and builder she is but also a fine lady and blog friend to many of us! Here is a picture of the jaw dropping beauty she sent me.
The details are stunning! Pasta, oil, jar of cherries the tin of cooking supplies parchment! Of course this is all set on a gorgeous shelf that she painted with the most amazing detail. You can see the dish rag and strainer measuring spoons..just WOW..Jaw dropping..immaculate work!
A lot of these amazing items can be found as tutorials on her blog, as I am sure most of you know ;)
I have gotten so many lovely kitchen items from friends and my big goal since I started miniatures was to make a kitchen scene... I think its certainly time to make this happen!
I sent ms E a little basket of mushrooms, she did say she liked mushrooms ;)
Thank you again Elizabeth for honoring me with this wonderful exchange of artistic ideas!!