Tuesday 28 September 2010

Totoro puffs and house pieces

Mini Totoro cream puffs

I made these in August. I took so many pictures of them and was never satisfied with any. These are miniature Totoro cream puffs based on these life sized ones: http://www.shiro-hige.com/ Each Totoro is about 1cm tall. Ai Li says I should make them slightly cross eyed rather than staring up and to the side.

House in progress

Bits of the Sylvanian bootleg house repaint I've been working on for nearly a year now. So far it's coming along nicely.

Saturday 11 September 2010

1:3 turtle experiment

1-3 turtle pan

This is my first venture into the world of 1:3 scaled items. This melon bread turtle was made with the assumption that real melon bread might be 12cm across. I have no idea how big melon bread is, really... Learnt a few things and ran into some problems while making this. I've always worked on a tile, but I've found it easier to measure things using a cutting board. My desk lamp didn't reflect light into my eyes as much either, with the more matte surface of the cutting board. Unfortunately I had to go back to using the tile as green colour from the cutting board stuck to the clay :( I guess it's what I get for using one I bought from the cheap shop. I originally bought that last year to cut out papercraft models on. Maybe one of my more expensive bigger boards won't stain the clay...

You can see in the pic where the chalk pastels have rubbed off the clay :( I thought that once you baked the colour into the clay, it wouldn't come off. I did test it out by rubbing the head and none of the colour seemed to come off, but after I put the turtle into the paper bag, the colour rubbed off in there!

Anyway, I gave the turtle to a girl I met at Link n' Learn. She has a 1:3 BJD. Woot.