Monday, May 11, 2015

What are you working on?

I love to see what other people are working on. Here is a dollhouse Melissa has been working on that she built from scratch. The size is 3/4 scale, she wanted to utilize all of the vintage plastic dollhouse items she has been collecting.

Here is some information from Melissa on her dollhouse:


The kitchen stools are made from door pulls. The island she built from scratch. The dining room table she made. End tables, fireplace, fire pit, plants and pictures she made (pictures are taken from good quality art books or magazines). Melissa also built the credenza by the front door.

The carpets are made from plastic placemats (you can sometimes get them on sale at TJ Maxx or even at Walmart). The living room floor is made from the cheapest (and easiest to cut) peel and stick tiles you can get at any hardware store). She decided on the wood floor (dollhouse store) but used double sided tape to put down. She has had a difficult time with the store bought floors... as they always seem to warp on her, but so far, so good.

Melissa is working on the second floor which will have the master bedroom and bath and possibly a deck on top too.

Melissa sent me these photos last September, so she's probably close to finished by now. I'm eons behind in posts, but I'm trying to spend more time catching up. More to come on Chicago International, HBS contest and my newest furniture designs. I'm also working on a video tutorial and updating the where to buy dollhouses page. Sadly several of the houses listed are no longer available, but I do have more new miniaturists to add to the where to buy mini pages.

Monday, May 4, 2015

PRD MCM Roombox and Egg Chair on ebay

2 days left on the PRD Miniatures on ebay. Paris is selling the prototype for the workshop he taught at Chicago International. The Furnished Mid century Modern Roombox is listed here: www.ebay.com/itm/151665492545

There is also a 1:12 scale vintage Modern egg chair listed here: www.ebay.com/itm/1-12-scale-vintage-Modern-egg-chair-/151665522821 and a 1:12 scale LC2 Petit loveseat by Le Corbusier www.ebay.com/itm/151665503295

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Winner Time! Shapeways Mini House Contest Winners Announced

Earlier this year Shapeways hosted a 3D Printed Miniature House Contest to demonstrate how 3D printing is the perfect tool for creating unique pieces for your miniature house or display. The challenge was to show off what you've made or purchased with Shapeways and enter for a chance to win printing credit. Contestants submitted a picture of their miniature house or roombox display decked out with 3D printed furniture and decor items, and described which items were 3D printed and how they were finished. Please check out all of the entries and descriptions posted here. There were so many amazing entires the judges had their work cut out deciding. The final votes came down to a difference of 1 point for third place. It was really close! Without further ado the winners are...

Gold $125 credit: Otterine
www.otterine.com
Silver $75 credit: Alice Miniatures
facebook.com/alicesminiatures
Bronze $50 credit: Paper Doll Miniatures
paperdollminiatures.com


Huge thanks to everyone who entered!! You made it really difficult to pick only three top prizes. The fourth prize is a luck of the draw prize. One lucky winner was randomly selected from all entries after the top three prizes had been awarded and will receive $25 of Shapeways 3D printing credit.

Anna-Maria Sviatko (thanks for sending your email already)
Doris Nathanson
Jim Wilkins‎
Judi Palenski‎
Kamalesh Bhambare
Marion Russek
Mod Pod Miniatures
Muriel Watson‎
Phillip Michael Nuveen
Studio 3D Printed Objects

From the above eligible entrants the Shamrock prize goes to... Mod Pod Miniatures. All contestants, please send me the email you use on Shapeways so we can send you your coupon code for 10% off your next order. Email me at modernminifan at gmail.com (Shapeways will post their official announcement tomorrow and will send out credits/coupons then).



Update: the video isn't working properly (it has audio) for the Shamrock prize drawing. I'll find another way to load it and upload that later tonight or tomorrow. Sorry about that.

PRD Miniatures at Chicago International 2015

Paris and Lisa of PRD Miniatures were back with a ton of new times at Chicago International. Here are all of my photos of their booth. The top house is a new kit they are working on. The house lower down is the Mid-Century Modern house we built in the workshop. More details on that to come.

Contact Paris or visit their website at PRD Miniatures to inquire or purchase items.