I just had to work on this. When I started to research what sort of style of furniture I wanted to design, I found that LouisXVI (16th) furniture is lovely – all the vogue in Marie Antoinette’s time. It has the ability to be simple, or quite ornate, depending on the setting and decorative treatment. LouisVVI furniture was fequently used in Victorian rooms, both originals and newly built “revival” furniture.
Recently I decided to be a dealer at our local Miniatures show last Sunday, and I had a fabulous time! I had a plan, but the plans changed as I evaluated the interest of miniaturists. I put a half scale set of fantasy garden furniture on hold, because I felt it was a little too toy-like in style after showing it to a few folks and got a mixed reaction. So, instead, I decided to focus my whole display on quarter scale furniture. My friend Kacie Hultgren had designed a set of queen anne style furniture (chairs, tables, sofas, and chairs), which I 3d printed and painted for the show in addition to some other sofa, chair, and modified tables of my own design.
I had also planned to offer the 144th scale castle pieces and caravan shown in previous posts, but alas the flurry of activity needed to complete all the quarter painting took so much of my concentration that they fell through the cracks this time.
On the whole, I was very happy with the turnout to the show, and also the warm reception I was given! Thanks to all! Here are a couple of pictures of the leftover furniture.
There was so much more that I had painted. This represents probably about 30% of the stock I had prepared for the show.
If you bought something, and you have photos of your pieces, I would love to post them here on my blog 🙂
Continuing to get ready for the OMEGA Miniatures Show and Sale, I starting playing around with a 3d printed roombox idea where you could use the box to make a little miniature scene – or – fit it together with other boxes to make a house – or – add even more boxes to make a whole castle! First – the basic room box. Here are some pictures of the roombox, and how it can be stacked.
I’m gearing up for the Omega Miniatures Show and Sale, and for that I’ve designed a little caravan in 1:144 scale and printed it on my 3d printer.
This scale is also known as “dollhouse for a dollhouse” scale. Which means that you could use this as a house for the tiniest gypsies, or you could place it as a toy in a dollhouse playroom. My style often tends to veer towards the fantasy proportions of toys and games.
When I’ve got some of these painted for the show, I’ll make another post.