Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The forties on parade (part one)

Many of the miniature scenes on display at this year's NZAME convention were forties-themed too. Here are a few of my favourites...
Miniature scene of a three-tier bunk in an underground shelter set up in a 1940s tube station.
'We will remember them' by Loretta Surtees (North Shore Miniatures, Weenie's Sunday School), three tiny war-time scenes in a biscuit tin.
Miniature scene of a three-tier bunk in an underground shelter set up in a 1940s tube station. with fingers for scale.
Miniature scene of an anderson shelter.
(Although the pedant in me did wonder why the kitchen wasn't on the top and the underground shelter on the bottom...)
Rectangular biscuit tin with the top on the side, cut out to show an air-raid shelter in a tube station, an anderson shelter and a 1940s kitchen scene.
Alas, I was so busy taking a video of the inside of this one-twelfth scale anderson shelter, I forgot to note who made it.
One-twelfth scale miniature anderson shelter
'1940s memories' by Alison Ede (North Shore Miniatures, Weenie's Sunday School)
Close up of a miniature scene of a 1940s lounge in a vintage radio.
(I loved how she turned the the speaker cover into an awning!)
Miniature scene of a 1940s lounge in a vintage radio.
Margaret Webster admires 'CWI's 1942 wartime fundraising fete at the Albany Hall' by North Shore Miniatures
Woman looking at a one-twelfth scale scene of a CWI wartime fundraising fete in a hall.
Stalls in a one-twelfth scale scene of a CWI wartime fundraising fete in a hall.
Baking with prize ribbons on a stall in a one-twelfth scale scene of a CWI wartime fundraising fete in a hall.
Wooden toys with prize ribbons on a stall in a one-twelfth scale scene of a CWI wartime fundraising fete in a hall.
Also set in the suburb of Albany was 'Albany Memorial Hall' by Jean Blanc (North Shore Miniatures, Weenie's Sunday School)
One-twelfth scale miniature arts-and-crafts library with poppies and crosses planted around it.
One-twelfth scale miniature poppies and crosses planted in a lawn.
And this wartime bedroom scene by Sheryl Ransfield (Waikato Miniature Makers) is called 'Slumber times'.
One-twelfth scale miniature bedroom scene with a nurse in the background, and a pile of luggage including a gas mask and military items in the front.

3 comments :

otterine said...

These are marvelous, especially the fundraiser with the tiny winning ribbons. :D

Pepper Mitcheson said...

Biscuit tin is genius. I love the idea of making a scene in something like that to save on shelf space. Hmmm

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Otterine: That's what I thought about the detail in the hall scene!

Pepper: I've seen scenes made in laundry powder tins, miscellaneous kitchen tins, and even gift bags. I'm sure you'll come up with something that blows those ideas out of the water :-)