ok i know it's a little disappointing as it's incomplete :( I wanted to print out some 'posters' and put in more decorative stuff, but I ran out of time T-T
It is in 1:24 aka half inch scale. half the size of the usual dollhouse scale!
let me take you on a tour. it'll be a short one, considering how little I have to show you T-T
(NO PUN INTENDED)
you can see from the outside, little danishes and donuts.....all asking to be picked first!
some cupcakes and mango cake slices..... the strawberry items on the right are old works that are cringeworthy XD i'll swap them out when i make more 1:24 items :D
i'm quite happy with this counter, it's almost exactly how i envisioned it to be used ('cept maybe more range of items :( )
it'll do for now.
my only 'designy' thing? does it qualify?
had so many grand plans for this, alas, took too long to make it. 2 hrs to design it, another 2 hrs for execution, toldya i work slow :(
here's my process:
i originally thought a google image search for similar tables would make my job easier, but i had no idea what search terms to use (permutations of modern, metal, fancy, table legs, IKEA didn't turn up much T-T) so i took inspiration from victorian table legs, drew an outline using inkscape, printed it onto the back of a metal sticker sheet (from Daiso!) and cut it out, then sticking it onto a piece of mounting board which acted as a table top....then covering it with another rectangular piece of metal sheet. it's not perfect, i think it could do with a re-do.... , but i think it's not-too-shabby for something i came up with from scratch! just don't look too closely XD
i added a piece of PVC sheet (1-1.5mm thick can't recall) cos i wanted to have at least 1 table with a glass top on it. i hope to put some posters or flyers/promotions under the 'glass' that can act as decorations.
oooo i like this shot.
the inspiration came from a stainless steel IKEA table i saw a long time ago and want for my real life home.... made it slightly larger so that it could possibly double up (HURHUR) as a 1:12 coffee table or summat.
ok so that's about it for the 'vanity shots'. here're some behind-the-scene shots....
i've posted before about how i bashed some IKEA Billy Bookcase lights to use as lighting. was meaning to hide them in the roof, even cut out the pieces but ah well, you know me and time.....:S
if i had to pick my favourite items out of this challenge so far, it'd be these two. the macaron display counter, because it was my first 'complicated' piece of furniture made, and the table, cos i designed it from scratch, better yet, how well it turned out! *huge pats on my own back* IT'S NOT EVEN METAL LOL it's plastic stickers that SIMULATE metal!!! *snurk snurk snurk*
-insert troll face smug look comic here-
well i hope to some day replicate it in stainless steel proper, yes, i like it -that- much. will make one in 1:12 once i figure out how to make it sturdier and neater.
used the wrong WB mode on my camera, hurhur. they're really small! forgot to take measurements...i had difficulty taking photos with and without the roof on....accidentally flipped some plates a coupla times, which is a scary thing since the pastries are approx 0.3cm to 0.6 cm wide!??!
i put a 1:12 cupcake next to the 1:24 for comparison (the cake behind is another WIP, my whole work table is littered with them.....-_-")
Thus concludes the I'm a Giant challenge!
of course i'm more than a little disappointed that i didn't complete it, not that it would be possible. just like me, this will be a constant WIP forever. XD there's a lot more that needs to be done, like the addition of a kitchen, maybe a 2nd floor, the roof.... I learnt alot about composition, drafting layouts, building a roombox with minimal resources and of course, that I CAN FRICKING DO THIS. Thank you Emily! it has been fun, and immensely inspirational. not only that, it's been quite amazing, following the progress of bloggers and flickr friends who have played along with me. Stephanie (Asuka), Stephanie (Petitplat) and I have been constantly egging each other on for this challenge too, that added a friendly competitive element to it (OMG PRESSURE AND JEALOUSY THEIR WORKS ARE AWESOME).....i even made a new blog friend out of this, i not only admire onshore's japanese tea house, her blog has many wonderful pictures and posts....the kind of stuff i'd like in my real life!!! call-small has been my constant source of envy and inspiration....the Rad Pad is RAD indeed!
(dangit it appears some of the comments i left on their blogs last night have disappeared :( agrgghgh)
there's numerous other participants, you can view some of them here:
i'm going to try and surf every single link in that post tmrw at the office XD
there is a huuuge sense of relief that this is now over. i can now concentrate on what i've been doing on weekdays (i kept most of this challenge work to weekends and a few stolen minutes every morning).....to end this on a happy note, i've been told by a coupla people that my entry for the minitreasures advent calendar made it to the front page of dA? i don't even understand that, but ...YAY!
YAYYYY!!! ok g'nite everyone!!! please link me your blog if you've participated too, i'd love to see!!!
UPDATE: i just read over on Emily's site (the one who started this madness XD ) that the challenge has been extended! she's deciding on a new date, and is suggesting Feb 1st. sounds good to me, any extension will be GREAT HURHURHURHUR