Monday, June 02, 2014

Dejunk June

April and May flew past without me being able to catch hold of them so I'm hoping June gives me the opportunity to sort some stuff out before winter kicks in.

I've declared it 'Dejunk June' and hope to spend the month focusing on clearing stuff out. I figured a good first step would be to blog the rest of the photos I took at the Sydney Miniatures Show, back at the beginning of May.

This munitions factory scene didn't have a name next to it.
Dolls house miniature of a wartime munitions factory with two dolls at machines.
 I enjoyed seeing someone tackle something so different in miniature,
Dolls house miniature of a wartime munitions factory with two dolls at machines.
 and especially appreciated the well-worn look of the place.
Dolls house miniature of a wartime munitions factory.
Dolls house miniature of a wartime munitions factory.
Lewis Morley was a new exhibitor at the show and his pieces included this miniature comic book store:
Modern miniature comic book store, corner view.
Modern miniature comic book store, side view.
 Once again, it was refreshing to see something different on display and I know several people who will geek out at these images.
Modern miniature comic book store, interior view showing a rack of comics, a wall of posters and a fantasy art piece on an easel.
 The fantasy paintings are created by his wife, Marilyn Pride.
Modern miniature comic book store, interior view showing a rack of comics, a wall of posters and a fantasy art piece on an easel.
Piece of paper with the back-story to 'Wertheim's Comics on Kirby & Lee'
I'm not usually into smaller scales but I loved this half inch scale duplex by Thelma Carr, with one side being as it would have been just after it was built and the other side the modern renovated version:
Back of a half inch scale dolls house duplex with pool, patio, pergola and french doors.
For some reason, even after reading in The tiny Times about the street scene created by Virginia Paton, I hadn't quite realised it wasn't one inch scale but quarter inch scale. Duh!
Quarter inch scale modern Australian town street scene with newsagents and cars parked outside.
Quarter inch scale modern Australian town street scene with council building and motorcycles parked outside.
Quarter inch scale modern Australian town street scene with supermarket and Christian Outreach Centre.
Quarter inch scale modern Australian town street scene with National Australia Bank building on the corner.

6 comments :

Mad For Mod said...

I love the comic book store! I just took a van load of stuff to Goodwill yesterday. It's so freeing to let go of stuff!

Steinworks said...

I love the comic book store and yes I geeked out :)

Hannah said...

I LOVE the comic book store =) I have to build one of my own one day, with my favourite comic books in miniature =)
That small scaled town looks great too!
Thanks for sharing!
Hannah

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Pepper Mitcheson said...

Yup, geeked out here too =0)

m1k1 said...

The munitions factory was part of AMEA's display at our Convention in 1995, marking the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII - so much paperwork to go through I believe to get permission from the relevant authorities to use certain words in the promotion. I think maybe Jennifer McInnes and others on the then committee were responsible for this display. There were many others made for the Convention display. Someone must have photos of them somewhere! Needs chasing up for the 20th anniversary next year I think...