Gneiss Flowers ~ Pelargoniums at that!

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Gneiss Flowers ~ Pelargoniums at that!

Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:43 pm

Into the realms of Dolls House Modelling 1/24 Scale. Hardly my scene, it did get my wife a tad interested BUT haven't yet persuaded her to make one :cry:
I needed a row of 4 to fit the lead trough I made.
So here goes, first photo shows the materials and tools used. Note the petals are 3mm max across widest point and the leaves are 5mm max.
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Next photo gives close-up of raw materials:
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First Flower and leaf stems:
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Finally first complete Pelargonium, just 3 more to go :wink:
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Postby Rockley Bottom » Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:43 pm

Gerry

First class :!: :!: Take me some cuttings :!:

Pat Westallthe wife of Dave Westall has done some great garden modelling as well as railway modelling so the girls do take part

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Postby Simon Andrews » Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:29 pm

They look great Gerry 8) Are the flowers and leaves supplied pre-cut by a dolls house accessory manufacturer or did your wife cut them all by hand?

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:52 pm

Simon Andrews wrote:They look great Gerry 8) Are the flowers and leaves supplied pre-cut by a dolls house accessory manufacturer or did your wife cut them all by hand?

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"---or did your wife cut them all by hand?" You're joking, or course, Simon
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This is the source:
http://sdk.miniature.net/
Ordered last week posted Monday arrived this morning :!: Not bad from Indiana.
I'll be showing more of their kits as I build them. Quality is superb :D
The flowers are dyed paper and seem to be punched (4 sheets at a time) as I've found that many "stuck" together BUT not more. You're supposed to use a special tool to form both flowers and leaves. The clue as to how I did it is in first photo though the bottom RH leaf has covered the evidence :wink:
All other items shown therein are essential to process particularly Steve's small resin box :twisted:
Current $ exchange rate made purchase of some laser cut wood kits cheaper I reckon (as did Steve who has some to come from myself) than searching out suitable size wood from local model shop.
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Postby Jim Snee » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:34 pm

Hi Gerry

They look great.

My wife does card making and I've sometimes looked at the pattern punches in the craft shops she goes to, I tend to look at them and think "will that be scale for...?"

I didn't know someone produced the pieces ready punched. Something to think about.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:06 am

You didnt waste any time Gerry :) they do look very good, should make a nice addition to the layout, certainly eye catchng. Are you sure you want 4 plants in the trough, odd numbers and all that :) .
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:27 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:You didnt waste any time Gerry :) they do look very good, should make a nice addition to the layout, certainly eye catching. Are you sure you want 4 plants in the trough, odd numbers and all that :) .


You're right Steve, now finished in spite of a mysterious disappearance of a Gel CA that I was using :?
I'm afraid the trough will only take 4 any smaller and it wouldn't look right and any larger would restrict the access to the "outside world" :lol:
Here's the finished article though photo is a bit out of focus:
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As I've spare flowers and leaves the pot behind the Lead trough might just see some pelargoniums in due course :wink:
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Postby michael » Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:22 am

Gerry those look superb :!: I must admit though you might be able to squeeze them together or spread them out 3 or 5 , if you went with three you could add some icelandic minature poppies in between to make 5 :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Apr 30, 2007 6:21 am

michael wrote:Gerry those look superb :!: I must admit though you might be able to squeeze them together or spread them out 3 or 5 , if you went with three you could add some icelandic minature poppies in between to make 5 :twisted: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks Michael, based on time of year :twisted: they've just gone in and they'll get much bigger come summer so I guess the Poppies would get squeezed out :lol: :lol:
Besides my wife wouldn't like the combination - our summer bedding always uses massed arrangements of single varieties in one colour where possible.
Model has to go with flow :wink: albeit I do have problem with one fixed Tub (well glued down) that is multi-coloured. Dates from previous ownership :!:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:10 am

Only kidding Gerry, they look great as they are and the shape is instantly recognisable, a really nice addition to rhe scene.
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