Thursday, 5 December 2013

Architectural details

In a quiet day at the 'office', I happened across a number of interesting website form the 'miniatures' fraternity (eg. doll's house makers etc.) and I thought they offered some interesting ideas. I'm sure much of this has already been done by the wargaming fraternity but it's always worth looking at what others are up to!

In reality, it's just a good way of keeping links for my own use, but hopefully others may find it useful too!

Making model windowns
 Opening casement window for a dolls house
Craft wood aging solution
 Raw balsa wood, silver grey  and deep brown basswood  created with vinegar/steel wool solutions
Palm trees
 Scale miniature palm tree set behind a porcelain building in a Christmas Nativity set.
Four dolls house scale cattails made from a variety of materials.
Flint finsish (buildings)
Scale railway ballast and budgie grit used to mimic stone finishes on a dollhouse exterior.

"The illusion of moss/lichen on shingles can be created by washing the lower areas (or shaded areas if you are using trees) with a light wash of sap green acrylic or watercolor. Actual patches of lichen can be applied by dabbing small amounts of bright green, tan, and orange chalk on in tiny irregular patches. The chalk can be fixed in place with an artist's fixative, or by a light coating of matte varnish."

And let's not forget the wallpaper:

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