Thursday, November 17, 2016

Not forties (but fabulous, anyway)

Here are a few of the displays that caught my eye at the NZAME convention 2016...

One-twelfth scale Kiwiana villa by Maureen Nelson:
Front porch of a one-twefth scale miniature traditional New Zealand villa
(I enjoyed seeing some vernacular architecture, and it reminded me of the bay villa I was working on before I left New Zealand, especially as the person who built it had a stall at convention, and a photo of my (old) house in his brag book, still!)
Front porch and door of a one-twefth scale miniature traditional New Zealand villa
Front door of a one-twefth scale miniature traditional New Zealand villa
 Also in one-twelfth scale, this distressed villa by Catherine Durbridge (North Shore Miniatures):
Front of a one-twefth scale miniature distressed Victorian house.
Fancy chairs in one-twelfth scale by Helen Palenski (North Shore, Auckland), created at a workshop in the USA:
Two one-twelfth scale miniature modern armchairs, covered in a patchwork of bright fabrics.
One-twelfth scale 'Manca^e' by Alison Ede (North Shore Miniatures, Weenie's Sunday School):
End of a one-twelfth scale miniature shipping container with a room inside.
The contents were made from various electrical bits and bobs
One-twelfth scale miniature shipping container with a room inside.
which were listed in front of the display:
List of electronic parts to make the contents of a one-twelfth scale shipping container room contents.
This opulent one-twelfth scale aquarium room was made by John Duff (Lower Hutt Miniature Makers):
One-twelfth scale miniature opulent room with a large aquarium set into the back wall.
(I loved this butler tray in the corner...)
Wooden cut-out butler tray in a one-twelfth scale miniature opulent room.
Displayed next to it was this Brooke Tucker oriental room (Maker unknown)
ne-twelfth scale miniature oriental room.
More my style was this one-twelth scale retro Kiwi caravan by Bev Bunker (Nelson Miniatures Club):
One-twelfth scale miniature vintage caravan
(which really was a kiwi caravan!)
Interior of a one-twelfth scale miniature vintage caravan, with a kiwi stuffed toy on the seat.
Rio Cox (Lower Hutt Miniature Makers) made this one-tweflth scale scene called Monday lunch in Tuscany:
One-twelfth scale miniature scene of a European courtyard with a waiter serving diners.
Cupboard with a one-twelfth scale miniature scene of a European courtyard with a waiter serving diners inside it
this one, entitled My favourite view:
One-twelfth scale miniature scene of a woman and a man on a porch looking over a harbour view at night.
One-twelfth scale woman and a man looking over a harbour view at night.
and this tavern scene, set during the English Civil War in the mid 17th century:
Two figures outside a one-twelfth scale miniature mid 17th-century inn.
Two figures outside a one-twelfth scale miniature mid 17th-century inn.
Two figures inside a one-twelfth scale miniature mid 17th-century inn.
A man asleep at a table inside a one-twelfth scale miniature mid 17th-century inn.
This Sesame Street scene inside a Kermit the Frog head was made by Alie Wakelin (North Shore Miniatures, Weenie's Sunday School):
Plastic Kermit the Frog head with a scene from Sesame Street inside it.
Miniature Sesame Street stoop with Big Bird, Elmo, Grover and Oscar on it.
And Barry Allen (Lower Hutt Miniature Makers), spent most of his weekend working on this fine miniature carpet:
A man stitching a very fine miniature carpet.
A woman watching a man stitching a very fine miniature carpet.
A woman watching a man stitching a very fine miniature carpet.
A very fine miniature carpet in progress, with the pattern on a tablet above it.
Next up: we're going shopping!

3 comments :

Jodi Hippler said...

NZ is full of amazingly talented and detailed miniaturists! The photos have been so much fun! Thanks for sharing them with us!

The Shopping Sherpa said...

My pleasure, Jodi :-)

Elizabeth S said...

It is such a great pleasure to be able to see the high quality of work that miniaturists are producing all over the world. Thank You very much; I really enjoyed these photos! :D