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...)
But they'd sold out of the one I'd had my heart set on, so I admired some of their other new piecesbefore 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.
It was like an alternative miniature universe,
filled with men instead of woman
and planes, cars and military vehicles instead of houses and gardens.
Although there were some houses
just not how I'm used to seeing them!
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.
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.
In the other room I discovered this large diorama of a German army post, done in 1/6 scale:
Once again, miniatures,
but not as I usually know them!
I appreciated the amount of work and dedication that went into building such a fine collection and creating the various scenes.
But then I was spotted,
and decided it was time to make a strategic retreat...