The World of Miniatures is an interest that grows expedientially. It is good finding like minded people on the weird wild web. I am currently designing a Modern Miniature House called "The Duesbury" using a combination of Vectorworks, computer drafting, MDF material(now perhaps plywood) and CNC Routing. This house seems to take the same time as a full sized house like ones built on 'Grand Design'. I will display the progress of the new house soon.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
One may remember that the Garage, shown here nearly finished, started many moons ago and far, far down below on this blog. The garage has sat waiting through many house and content moves. It still needs some bric 'a' brak under the bench and a dusting of dust to finish the diorama. I will photo the Garage properly when finished. By the way the trees are made from grape stalks and chilli flakes (autumn)
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
So C'est la vie.....
Jacques Tati is one of my favourites.
Check out this little object I found at a second hand shop, apparently it is a souvenir of Uri Gagarin and has been valued at $250 by the Globe Shop in USA. Certainly a miniature item.
As "they" say watch this space.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The Bodhi House is now ready for sale.
The House comes flat pack with easy construction grooves.
Made from marine ply which I feel is more ecological than MDF.
Comes if wanted with corrugated 'Iron' roof. As seen on the garage post way below.
The Bodhi House is 60cmx30cm(base),26.5cm high when constructed.
The Bodhi House $50.00 +postage to wherever you live.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I have got the miniature house to this stage and of
course the to scale bed in the top floor looks too big#%*. I had made a prototype modern chandelier for the foyer but it is also too big as I designed it to fit the space when we thought to remove the foyer ceiling/floor, but now we are turning the upper floor into a studio (arty types). Also as I put the house together I forgot to check for squareness and when I put the right wing on the main, there was a need for adjustment to fit everything nicely. So for the novice(me) check for square when glueing.
Some of the furniture I make but some we are getting from one of the well known miniature bloggers.I will say who when we get the items.
At least the wiring is in. I am using LED as a battery pack 3V is easier than a transformer, with a tiny switches for each light.
Also I would not recommend spiral stairs in a full size house. Too problamatic geomancy wise. House now gone...
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Thank you to all of you who have shown interest in our interest.
Priscila Lima, you must have something to show us miniature wise make a blog
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I have been sending my son and his wife pieces of miniature furniture that I make, so I have designed/ designing a sort of beachhouse or shack to put their furniture into. It will be open fronted and clad with (Australian)wriggle 'iron'( corregated 'iron')
I have been wrestling with the use of MDF because of the fragileness waterwise and because of the toxic glue used to make it and also it contains silicon which blunts tools.
I know that it is made from timber as is plywood, but plywood is closer to natural or solid timber.
As plywood is cross layered, it is strong.
As someone said "That what I like about nature, it's so natural"
Monday, May 17, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I am trying to design it to be flat packed so it can be sent anywhere. But as I am a neurotic, perfectionist miniature house designer/ maker. So ever time I get on the computer to tweek the plan I see something needs attention. If bought flat pack, the floors need to slide in in place and the walls placed where needed for support as in a real house. Getting the dimensions is important. Those of you who use drafting software know that near enough is not good enough. Lines that meet in normal view are nowhere near when zoomed.
Anyway the upshot is that the Duesbury is still coming and at the same time I am working on a house with a working name of Spooky House, So more of that soon.
Regards to you all from Mahesha D Philpot
Monday, March 15, 2010
Anyway here is a picture of "Forever Emily and Lisbel" sitting in my Curly Chair
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Here is a sneak preview of the Duesbury Miniature House. As it is a modern house I use modern technology to basic cut and hand making to finish. This mockup prototype is guarded by our beloved Indiana Pearl.
The design is copyright and has 4 floors and for the Modern Miniature House, has a lift, no stairs. The Duesbury will be available ready to assemble or fully assembled. All windows and doors are provided. For the fully assembled, ready for your diorama.
I will be selling a small range of conptempary furniture. Some are shown on this website
Monday, January 11, 2010
This Table is in the 1/12 scale
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Miniature Acrylic table and chairs. Made with white and clear acrylic .
Hand bent in our Studio
Coloured and clear Acrylic.
$850 plus P/H
Allowing 3/4weeks before delivery.