The Duesbury Modern Miniature House

The World of Miniatures is an interest that grows expedientially. It is good finding like minded people on the weird wild web. I am currently designing a Modern Miniature House called "The Duesbury" using a combination of Vectorworks, computer drafting, MDF material(now perhaps plywood) and CNC Routing. This house seems to take the same time as a full sized house like ones built on 'Grand Design'. I will display the progress of the new house soon.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Time for action

When the plywood comes in I have also designed another house called 'The Bodhi House'.
I have been sending my son and his wife pieces of miniature furniture that I make, so I have designed/ designing a sort of beachhouse or shack to put their furniture into. It will be open fronted and clad with (Australian)wriggle 'iron'( corregated 'iron')
I have been wrestling with the use of MDF because of the fragileness waterwise and because of the toxic glue used to make it and also it contains silicon which blunts tools.
I know that it is made from timber as is plywood, but plywood is closer to natural or solid timber.
As plywood is cross layered, it is strong.
As someone said "That what I like about nature, it's so natural"

Monday, May 17, 2010

ON MY WISHLIST Baidai Diorama

I have been noticing what you lot like certain miniature house to lust after.
So I have been thinking about any miniature diorama that I would want that I didn't make.
So this is it.(pant, pant)
"Baidai Diorama among miniature collectables"
Showing Ginza Street Tokyo April 1955
Only 2000 were made and fetch above $2500
Somewhere there is a video of the working model.