Sharing a love of Dolls House Miniatures - and making time for other creative crafts and the garden.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A 1940's Couple in 1/16th ...... for change

In the last week or so I've been in danger of seriously scrambling my poor little brain, because unusually, I've been sculpting dolls in four different scales: 1/12th, 1/16th. 1/24th and 1/48th.

As a rule I do try and concentrate on only one scale for several days at least, before moving on to another, because the brain, eyes and hands can begin to play tricks ..... I thought it might be interesting to show you what I mean.

The most familiar scales are probably 1/12th and 1/24th, and the very tiny 1/48th scale is gaining in popularity as more tiny little houses become available.

This elderly 1940s couple are in 1/16th scale and their likely home will be a vintage/antique house.

If you are over 50 like me, this is probably the scale of the dolls house you had as a child, so dressing the dolls in the forties style, or sometimes 1930s is often very appropriate. Anyway I must admit to being fascinated by the styles of clothing, furniture and accessories of the 1930s to 1950s.... and of course it gives me the opportunity to cover the wartime period and make chaps from the three services, or the odd air-raid warden or evaccuee.

Celia Thomas of KTMiniatures also loves this period and sells vintage/antique houses, furniture and accessories, consequently we often know the same collectors, and I know where to go for a gas mask! She also specialises in making the most original and authentic miniatures and accessories of the 1930s and 1940s in various scales and shows just how well vintage items and handcrafted 'new' creations can mix and match. It's an inspiring website, if you don't know it already, do take a look!


KT MIniatures said...

Scale can often be a problem for the miniature collector but Robin's 1/16th & 1/12th scale dolls can be a fantastic alternative for antique/vintage dolls houses, particularly as the old dolls are now becoming more hard to come by.

Sandra Morris said...

You need to be careful otherwise you'll hit the law of diminishing returns.

*feeble joke*

Clara said...

Los personajes y sus escalas pueden a veces marear.
El matrimonio está vestido perfecto para los 70.
Besos Clara

Robin said...

Thank you ladies...and for the joke. We definitely need jokes.

Christine said...

I love the way you have displayed them Such different scales, yet they look perfect together as well!