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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tessie's First Mini....

A couple of weeks ago, one of the Wednesday Witches gave me a Sue Herber kit for a mini mini travel trailer.

This morning Tessie found it. She Oh-ed and Ahh-ed. Then when that didn't work she whinged and whined.

I finally agreed to make it for her. It seems only fair that she have a mini collection of her own. Since the scale is 1/12th of 1/12, It is perfect.

She even managed to find a car to pull the trailer in the toy drawer.

I'm not sure what the thing is built from, but it is kind of like very thin foam core. It had a bed built into one end and a sofa in the other.

Out came the finest paintbrushes that I own and a few other tools....It's amazing how many pieces of equipment it takes to build something so small. The pile that you see in front of her feet are all of the components of the kit.
The trailer was supposed to be a cute little Mary Engelbreit style. I changed it to a good old fashioned aluminum one. After all, the car that Tessie found looks kind of like a mid century mod car.

After I got the trailer finished, I needed a base for it. I found a piece of packing material that I kept just because it looked interesting. I sliced the top off of one corner and trimmed it down some.

Then I painted it with watered down acrylic paint. I grabbed my landscaping box and planted a couple of trees and some grass.

Then I glued down the trailer and car.

I used some of the Heavenly Bamboo, aka Nandina, stems that I use for plants and glued railroad foliage to the branches.

Basically, that's it.

Tessie is pleased. I am pleased.....Now she has the same problem that I always have when I finish a project. Where is she going to put it?

Not my problem. She will have to figure that one out for herself.

Here's a little closer view. Please notice that there is a coffee cup on the nightstand. No. I didn't make it. I found some strips of tiny plastic accessories at last year's mini show. The mat in front of the sofa is a piece of an extremely fine Japanese mat. The pieces of bamboo are about the size of a hair and the thread holding them together is even finer.

Anyway, now that I have that finished, I think that I am going to go clean the workroom...........Again.......

See you tomorrow.

20 comments:

Daydreamer said...

Casey, that has to be the cutest, tiniest little trailer model ever! And you just happened to have the right car to go with it! That's awesome!

Drora's minimundo said...

Casey, this tiny scene is what I love most. It's a real beauty. I'm sure Tessy will find the right place to display it.

Kathi said...

Oh my goodness! This is the cutest thing I've ever seen! You did an awesome job with this Casey!!!! Love the '57 Chevy too! Perfect!

Susanne said...

I am glad that you are so supportive regarding Tessies interest in miniatures, Casey! It´s a so good for the soul ;-)
Love Susanne

Susanne said...

I am glad, that you are so supportive regarding Tessies interest in miniatures, Casey. It´s so good for the soul!
Love, Susanne

rosanna said...

I love it to bits!

A Little More Minis said...

What an exelent piece of mini art! :)
I can imagine that Tessie is happy with it it looks very pretty.

Warm hugs, Jollie

De said...

That is so cool, Casey. No wonder Tessie is thrilled.

Matxalen said...

Que preciosidad, me encanta. Espero que Tessie le encuentre un lugar donde se vea bien.

Merri said...

I'm betting that the really tiny kits can stress you out far more than larger ones. All that fine detail, shrunk down to eeenie weenie scale! Tessie looks quite pleased! Of course now she'll bug you to do some houses for her, too, LOL. That's ok, she looks like she's really having fun.

Ludmila said...

Кейси, это потрясающе! Нет комментариев. Все такое маленькое. Мне страшно было бы в руки брать такую ювелирную работу.

Andrea Thieck Miniatures said...

I wish my first miniature would have been sooooooooo cute!

Lataina said...

This is so freaking cute!!!! Casey it all looks great!! =)

MiniKat said...

Wow! Love the trailer! I may have to look up Sue Herber kits. I've got a project in the works that needs quite a bit of 1/144.

Mini Me said...

Love it!

Lucille said...

Tessie's first mini is an absolute success! And, that little cup is just too cute!

miniacollection said...

I love it. This is a cute little scene.
Geneviève

Elga said...

Wow, Tessie must be the luckiest witch alive!!!!!

Wendy Luane Barber said...

That is awesome! Oh my gosh! I applaud you for going so small. I'm trying to get to the 1" = 1' going. ;)

Hannah said...

I love this. I always wanted a trailer, but I don't even have a drivers license ;) But I have a trailer in approximately 1:12 scale, now I want one even smaller too ;) Hannah