So - my friend had said, she had a new 1/48th scale challenge for me..........she's a good friend....she's set a few interesting challenges in the past.....
Gingerley I opened the clear plastic box....and peeped inside. 'Your challenge' she said, 'is to make two posh people to ride in that!!!'
Carefully packed inside was the most beautiful tiny 1/48th scale carriage, complete with wonderful folded down leather hood and a perfect little pony harnessed between the shafts. WOW!!!!!
My talented chum had built the basic carriage from a kit and decided to enhance it a little (as she would!) - so on a husband-built wire frame, she created and added the stunning hood. The pony had fortunately been saved from childhood - which only goes to prove the miniaturists' mantra NEVER THROW ANYTHING AWAY!
So, notwithstanding the challenges of 1/48th scale men's suits and silk frocks and posh hats I did my best. Meet my posh people off for a drive in a very smart carriage! My thanks to Diane for allowing me to take the pictures of her wonderful work. I wonder what she'll come up with next?
Meanwhile work proceeds apace on preparations for our Nostalgia in Miniature Workshop at Waterperry Gardens on March 25th......must limit this blogging lark and get on....
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