Monday, November 16, 2015

Scale model Sunday

Yesterday I visited The Old Bus Depot Markets to buy one of Suitcase Dollhouse's model Canberra bus shelters (you might remember that I have a bit of a thing for Canberra bus shelters...)
Stack of boxed model Canberra bus stops on a market stall.
But they'd sold out of the one I'd had my heart set on, so I admired some of their other new pieces
Miniature room in a book box on a market stall.
Dolls' house in a suitcase on a market stall.
Dolls' house room boxes on a market stall next to a sign which says 'You don't have to be little to love a little house'
before leaving empty handed.

On the drive home I spotted a sign at the side of the road advertising a scale model exhibition being held at Kaleen High School, and so decided to make a detour and have a look.
Scale model aeroplane in display in front of tables of scale models.
It was like an alternative miniature universe,
Two men shopping at a stall at a scale model show.
filled with men instead of woman
A man and a boy choosing model kits at a scale model show.
and planes, cars and military vehicles instead of houses and gardens.
Two men looking at a display of scale model cars.
 Although there were some houses
Model farm diorama at a scale model exhibition.
and gardens
A diorama of a giant insect above a patio and garden bed at a scale model exhibition.
 just not how I'm used to seeing them!
A man looking at a model bombed-out building diorama at a scale model exhibition.
A model bombed-out building and tank diorama at a scale model exhibition.
 I checked out the sales stalls to see what they had and was surprised to see most items in 1/35 scale, which I'd never heard of.
A 1/35 scale radio set on display on a stand at a scale model exhibition.
When I asked the chap behind the stall 'Why 1/35 scale?' I got one of those circular answers: 'Because that's the scale everyone works in.' I'm still mystified.
A 1/35 scale wall tile sets on display on a stand at a scale model exhibition.
 In the other room I discovered this large diorama of a German army post, done in 1/6 scale:
1/6 scale diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
 Once again, miniatures,
1/6 scale German soldiers in diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
1/6 scale table of ammunition in diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
1/6 scale German soldier sitting at a table with food on it in diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
Two 1/6 scale soldiers playing cards at a table in diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
but not as I usually know them!
1/6 scale German soldier drinking coffee in diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
Four 1/6 scale German soldiers peeling potatoes in diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
1/6 scale German soldier preparing food in a diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
1/6 scale German soldier stirring soup in a diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
I appreciated the amount of work and dedication that went into building such a fine collection and creating the various scenes.
1/6 scale German soldier scolding a dog that has stolen sausages in a diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
Group of 1/6 scale German soldiers being briefed in a diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
Two 1/6 scale German soldiers fixing a vehicle engine in a diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
1/6 scale table of tools in a diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
Two 1/6 scale German soldiers fixing a tank tread in a diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition. 
Line of 1/6 scale German soldiers marching in a diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
But then I was spotted,
1/6 scale German soldier looking through a pair of binoculars in a diorama of an army post on display at a scale model exhibition.
and decided it was time to make a strategic retreat...

4 comments :

Pepper Mitcheson said...

Still cool to look at even if it is militaria. I would have spent most of my time at the tool table =0D

otterine said...

Awesome!! :D Thanks for sharing your great pics!

iseecerulean said...

Ha! Great closing. 😀

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Thanks everyone :-)