Woo! First post of 2011! XD (I actually wrote 2010 and had to go back and edit it =A=)
This post is almost a duplicate of a small mods thread I just posted on the Sylvanian Families message board. It just contains more blah blahing here. I thought I'd show my Sylvanian mods on my blog too!
I got a PC Bobby Roberts bike with a secondhand post office building I bought and decided to repaint it and turn it into a postman's bike. I'm quite happy with the way the colour scheme's worked out, but it's still a bit sticky now. I originally tried to paint the spokes on the tyres with silver acrylics, but it looked so uneven and clumpy in the end that I took off all the paint and some of the black tyre paint as well. That was unexpected, as I thought that black was the default colour of the plastic. Turns out the plastic is the same default colour as the original body of the bike--blue. I spray painted the tyres chrome and then painted on the black by hand with some enamel Tamiya paint that William gave me. The fumes...
I also spray painted the cans that came with my Sylvanian Village bakery chrome as I didn't like the default dull grey colour. The scratches on the top are from me trying to sand the seam lines down. Didn't work very well... I think I'd been using sandpaper that was too coarse on it. Well, lesson learnt!
I also painted the tops of these bottles from the reissued green vanity. Originally they were one solid colour. Solid colours tend to make things look more plasticky and cheap IMHO.