This weekend has been rather quite on the miniature scene, firstly i got a call yesterday morning off my wife saying the car had broken down, OK no big deal! problem was the car was on a country lane that is barley big enough to fit two vehicles side by side and is regularly used by farm vehicles.To cut a long story short i ended up pushing the vehicle maybe a quarter of a mile until i reached somewhere i could look at it properly, eventually after around two hours i found the problem and by the time we got home i was lets say not in the mood to tackle anything else.
Today i decided to clean up my workshop which incidentally i don't do regularly and sort out my timber stock, I'm getting increasingly anxious to design and build a property but i cant make my mind up as to what scale i should build it in. The reason, well i really want to use the English Oak which i acquire from various sources and is usually quite old but if i build in 1/12th scale i imagine it will rapidly decrease and i don't want to stop making the other things i make just to complete a building, so.. i thought about building in 1/24th scale yes i would still use a considerable amount but no where near as much as if i did it in 1/12th. How popular is 1/24th scale? do any of my followers have this scale? if so then let me know your opinions, i would be most grateful.
I'm sure you have all experienced that feeling where your itching to start on a project, well that's how I'm feeling at the moment and i instinctively know that when i get a feeling like this its a good sign.
If i do decide to go ahead with a property build as my first project i would like to recreate a cobblers shop. My farther was a cobbler before entering service in WWII and specialised in making infants and ladies shoes so this seems fitting as a first build attempt.I don't want to stop creating other pieces of work though, i have one commission which is definite and maybe another in the pipeline in 1/6th scale, but i have also acquired a fresh stock of ivory so i have other works in the pipeline for this too.
I guess there's one thing you can say about creating miniatures and that is there's always a challenge around the corner and inspiration can be drawn from many forms including family history.
Have a great weekend everyone. Tony