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

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Technology!!! I'll Stick to Sculpting Little People

It won't come as any surprise to those of you who know me, that technology in its many forms is a total blind-spot for me.  I was very fazed by the sudden disappeareance of some Followers - until a lovely lady explained it all.
I'll stick to the matter in hand which is getting some 1/48th characters ready for the stand at The Thame Dolls House and Miniature Fair on 27th February, here in Thame, Oxfordshire.

I'm hugely indebted to the talented Catherine at Kilmouski - for restoring my 'equilibrium'........I thought I must be just getting a bit boring... she explained why a number of us are seeing our Followers vanish! Take a look - much better than me trying to explain it.

Moving on rapidly - my head has been down working on some new 1/48th characters.  These do take a while as there are many steps in creating a life-like character with a unique sculpted face ( hate moulds) that is also fully pose-able.  Actually believe it or not they can take longer than a doll in 1/12th or 1/24th scale.
So, as a first for me in this scale here are a Tudor couple and a pair of monks!! The policeman is a character I do make occasionally - those helmets are such a pain!!!

None are taller than 1 1/2 inches but are really detailed nevertheless.  The monks have bare feet and sandals and as you can see the little policeman has both handcuffs and truncheon.
Next time I'll picture some of the others, including ladies and gents who will fit into many a 1/48th abode, both 'period' and 'modern'.  At the moment they all need some hair!
They will be for sale first on our Coombe Crafts stand at The Thame Dolls House and Miniature Fair and it will be first come first served - sorry they can't be reserved. 

Thank you for looking


PILAR6373 said...

Son geniales!!!

Ilona said...

They're absolutely wonderful work, Robin!
Thanks for sharing the 'sad' news regarding disappearing followers and so on. Yes, since a while blogspot is very nasty, for me too! I don't know how come, so I'll hop over to Catherine's blog and read about it, thank you so much for sharing :)!
Hugs, Ilona

Elizabeth S said...

Hi Robin! I know just what you mean about the smaller the doll the more time it takes to get it right! I think it is because we peer at them closer and longer and so any tiny error is more likely to be visible as a result. However, there are no mistakes with ANY of these teeny tiny little folks and each one is BIG on personality and especially CHARM!

and p s. I am equally discomfited by technology and rely on my daughter to explain things to me over and over and over...... Just learned about the changes in Google myself, but I think that I understand it even less than you do :((

Robin said...

Thank you, thank you lovely ladies!
Technology....Oh don't!! Jenni tells me (as have others) that now they aren't able to leave Comments on Blogs - what did we do to deserve this??