|This lovely kit comes from Microstru - Millers Engineering|
it's a closed house, so no inside stuff needed either. Which is good, since I never ambitioned anything as small as 1:144, I just admire everyone who works in this crazy scale ;). This kit however - because of it's solid structure and high level of detail & realism - is an exeption I was willing to make, at least housewise.
but when I received the kit soon after, the ambition, ideas and even urge to want to make 1:144 things got flowing. The parts are só detailed and perfect (with very clear instructions that even I can comprehend, not being my strong suit at all!) that I started thinking it would be so much fun if you would be able to look inside and see an interior, instead of painting the inside black as suggested. I did decide I will only do one room though (the biggest one), being two floors high (with a landing).
|all the extra items are for cuttingfailures that will be enivitable|
and in my defense: I am going to make a tiny spiral staircase - of very thin metals - that will probably make my head spin... And also a table, one or two chairs (besides the ones from card), the floor (that will be over 500 tiny wooden floorboards), a porchlantern and a chandelier with working lights, a floorcandelabra with 3 working 'candles' with ridiculously small leds, and 'real' curtains. So a bit more time and energy I will put into this after all, but because I really want to.
so I will make up a bit for all the corner cutting, at least I think so (feel free to disagree). And it will be fabulous, in my head it will anyway. But I must admit, I keep forgetting how extremely small everything needs to be in this scale... But hey, I definitely like the challenge!
and with all that, I (of course) thought it would be a shame to only be able to view it from the outside... ;) So I decided I'm going to make the room seperate so I can take it out, instead of dressing the inside walls before assembly as I initially planned. And to be able to put the longside walls flat (one at a time) so you can see one corner of two walls well from the side, as opposed to the whole room not so well from above. I did consider and wanted an opening side of the house, like dollshouses usually have, but I think that will weaken the structure of the house.
in time we'll see how all of that will turn out, looking forward to start this fun little project! (yes, yes, áfter the laptop ;)