Each of us takes two photographs only-one from the front and one from the back. Figures will be photographed in front of a white background in order to eliminate visual cues that could indicate whose figure is whose. A poll will be placed on the right sidebar of my blog so that voting is anonymous. The post will run for one week.
Now all that said, I know that some of you will be able to tell which figure is mine. I want to make it clear to my Hooligans that I do not want you to vote for me out of friendship or sympathy. That would only bring me shame. Please vote for the figure that is painted the best.
Onto my first scratchbuilt house.
Because I've no real idea of what I'm doing, I am only working on one element at a time. This is the front of the house. I have dwarfs coming in September and I hope to use this house for their town.
I made the stones for the house using really cheap patching plaster and I used kitchen matches to make the windows.
The wall was cut from styrofoam which I then painted gold. To make the stones I used the back end of a paintbrush. Slopped it on and let it dry.
This is a close-up of the door. I wanted it round because this is a fantasy piece and I wanted to embellish it with bright and shiny bits because I'm a girl. The piece in the middle and the door handle were both made from old earrings that I found in my jewelry box.
I bought little kid modeling clay for one dollar and...
.....used it to make the door bit. I used a pencil to carve out a simple design then painted it first in metallic black and then highlight with silver. All the paints I used were cheap acrylics from the hobby store.
I think this turned out well enough to bother with making the rest of the house. I'll learn a lot by trying to make a shingled roof, a chimney and a covered porch on the side.
I've got a lot on the painting table right now which is good, but also bad because I keep going from project to project and now have three going at the same time. And on top of that I keep buying more figures. I'm not sure if this is normal, so if any of you work like this let me know.
I'll be in today to comment and reply but I have to take my computer in for some repairs and the Hubby has a doctors appointment so I may get to some of you late, but I will get there.