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Found 20 results

  1. sara_lee

    Side wall

    From the album: Halloween Mausoleum

  2. Mini maniac

    Kitchen Floor

    From the album: Shabby Chantilly

    This is a close up of the tiles after paint and modge podge. I am concerned if it will look to scale.
  3. What are the best ways and materials to create a plaster wall effect? Does anyone use cement or concrete mixes to create surface effects? I made an ancient Roman stove in 1/12 scale and used a mixture of spackle, water and tacky glue on the surface, tinted with a bit of acrylic paint. I am satisfied with the result but I'd like to find something that is easier to work with. I included a link to my new miniatures Facebook page where I have photos of the stove and other items I've made- I'd love any input or suggestions:) I https://m.facebook.com/Crafting-History-in-Miniatur
  4. From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    Inset into the stone chimney, both on the snowy outside and on the inside of the sugar shack, are small medallions featuring the fleur-de-lis, a reminder that the Aucoins' hearts have never completely left their homeland, Québec.
  5. From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    Detail of the finished exterior stonework, showing the deep colors of the stone and the final medium-grey grout color.
  6. From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    In this shot you see the faux-concrete chimney top (this is called "flaunching"—the things I learn for minis!!), and the "terra-cotta" chimney pots, which I molded of polymer clay. I had originally planned to put a metal "cap" over the lot (these keep out birds, squirrels, and debris), but the cute chimney pots got lost under it, so I decided it looks like the Aucoins are going to have squirrel and woodpecker damage someday, but they don't know that yet. ^_^
  7. From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    The finished chimney. Worth mentioning that a chimney of this size (remember from the earlier pictures that the stonework goes up the inside wall as well) is VERY heavy. Easily tripled the weight of the building. I had built and attached the base-extension very strongly to take the weight, but honestly if I knew then what I know now I might have attached the extension even more sturdily. It doesn't seem to be creaking or in any way complaining, but I always like to overbuild rather than risk underbuilding. (Hopefully, that habit of mine means I did overbuild enough.)
  8. From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    This is my first pass with "stone" colors. Beautiful, I think—but way too subtle for mini!
  9. From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    When the roof is on, the seam is designed to be as unnoticeable as possible... but in this shot, with the lower part basecoated and the upper section naked, it's pretty obvious, ha ha!
  10. From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    As I said, the chimney is in two sections so that the roof of the sugar shack remains removable. The is the "upper" chimney, attached permanently to the roof itself.
  11. From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    The stonework on the outside was difficult because there was so darned much surface to cover, because I had chosen a style of stone to imitate that I don't usually do, because the chimney is in two pieces (so that the roof can lift off) and I wanted that to be as unnoticeable as possible, and because the massive structure narrows as it goes higher, meaning there's almost nowhere on the whole chimney where I felt like I was doing something I'd done before—so little repetition made the whole thing a high-wire act. I'd say "I don't recommend this to others," but hey, we all like the big challen
  12. From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    I always forget to sign and date pieces, but I'm trying to get better.
  13. From the album: 2014 HBS Creatin' Contest--Erabliere Aucoin, Sugar Shack and Shop

    The chimney is entirely made of paperclay (FWIW, I'm a big fan of Das Modeling Clay, rather than Creative Paperclay brand, because it's less expensive and seems to work about the same). The stone style is intentionally different on the inside of the building and the outside, but both are (intended to be) authentic to the region where this cabane is situated.
  14. mesp2k

    stone tile brick

    From the album: CNC

    Left to right: stone, tiles, brick - machine scaled down size by half - so more like 1/24 scale?

    © MP2013

  15. From the album: Glencroft "Spinners End"

    I love the look of balconies so I opened up the bedroom wall. I can't wait to see what it will look like once the stone wall in the stair well is up. Had a lot of fun adding built in shelves to the fireplace.
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