I made a little more progress on the tidbits display counter...I think this will be the final arrangement for the sweets, gum etc. Although there were a lot more little toys and sweets that I would like to add, it seems like I've run out of space! (the blank spots are for 2 more items which I am still working on.....)
1:12 miniature Hudson's and Sugus sweets
These are the little candies that I've added. Hudson's in 3 different flavours, the ones that I remember seeing in my childhood - Honey Lemon, Lime and Eumenthol. Although I would have liked to add Hack's sweets, I don't think I have the time or energy to keep wrapping more sweeties after this batch -_-"""" My hands are all cramped up from working with tweezers!
In the centre are Sugus sweets! It seems they're no longer sold in Singapore, and the closest match would probably have to be Fruit-tella? Maybe I'll make them for a different sort of tidbits stall :)
1:12 miniature Fusen Bubble Gum
Chewing gum has been banned from import into Singapore, so it was a little difficult to obtain any as models. I had to re-work the graphics for these from scratch (using Inkscape) and referencing photos I found online. These were a childhood fave of mine, behind the wrapper is a water-transfer tattoo!!!
1:12 miniature woven hand fan, with the abandoned first attempt at top :P
1:12 miniature woven hand fan
I suppose on warmer days, the stall owner would need to keep himself cool....I had wanted to solder up an electric fan but seeing how cramped the store was, the idea shifted to this little handheld fan. Although the detailing is terrible and weaving worse, I figure, it's not going to be -too- noticeable, probably even overlooked, what with so much detail going on. But....again, it's another one of those details I thought would be cute to have :)
I hope to complete the roombox by this weekend. There are SOOOOO many other little odds and ends to add to the realism of the scene, but I think I'll save them for another roombox.
On a personal level, I feel almost sad that this project is almost done. It's like, whenever I get near to the end of a good book or movie, I almost do not want it to end? Do you ever feel that way too?
Also, there's another bloodwork to be done tomorrow, part of my annual checkup. Probably going to get some stern looks and warnings from the doc, but I'll blame the Chinese New Year celebrations for my blood sugar and cholesterol levels :P :P :P
As for Dad, he's mending well and will also have another checkup tomorrow. :)
G'nite, and thank you all for the nice well wishes for Dad's recovery! He was really happy to read all of them ^_^