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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Derelict No More
My little 48th scale house looks much more welcoming now it has it's windows and door installed and the exterior finished off. The walls are covered in a brick pattern and the roof a tile pattern, both from internet printables. The quoin stones and windows are those that came with the kit. Instead of adding the quoin stones to the sides of the house as intended I cut those lengths and instead used them around the front porch which I think is a better finish.
Inside, most of the furniture has been made. Aside from the pieces from Petite Properties kits you've seen previously all the furniture is balsa wood with accents of "tiny turnings". The rail along the central gallery is pieces of fan blade strung on a brown ribbon 'handrail'.
This house now just needs the soft furnishings and accessories to finish it off. It's the accessories (and people) that are proving the hardest part of 48th scale to me. Lots of people sell house and furniture kits in this scale but no one seems to produce accessories like dishes and pans, animals, flowers, cutlery and so forth. Some of these things are easy enough to DIY, but how do you create a 48th scale pet cat? Especially when you have no sculpting ability to begin with. This lack of ready made 'junk' to fill up the house and give it some life is the one thing about 48th scale that I don't like.
Mind you that hasn't stopped me from planning more 48th scale projects for the future. . . . .
You know I like castles but had to give them up in 12th scale as they are so very large . . . . I just can't help thinking how much less space a 48th scale castle would take up . . . . And I have this small fishtank that I bought cheaply thinking it would make a 12th scale roombox that I now think could hold a 48th scale Japanese tea house and garden . . . . And have you seen Petite Properties new cottage kit? They call it Pumpkin Cottage. This a a photo I pinched from their facebook page:
I also recently saw this house in 24th scale:
And then of course there are still lots of rooms for the Tower of Magic still to come . . . .