May 18, 2013 @ 10:19 AM
I LOVE making these mini billboards.
LOVE it. I made 20 or so images for them years ago and sold a few, but not enough. Recently, I made a bunch of new ones and listed them on my website and eBay and...BAM! Sold 25 in 2 months. Now I've got my mojo back! I spent a lot of time customizing each one, using new colors, new plants and new details.
I have made several to give as gifts...birthday, birth announcements, engagement announcements, retirement, etc. and they were a BIG hit. I plan to make and sell many, many more and I am so excited!
March 30, 2013 @ 4:50 AM
This is SO cool...
You’re looking at one of the largest complete miniature cities in the world. At over 1,000 square feet, this massive scale model of Shanghai covers more ground than many apartments. It’s a projection of what the city will look like in the year 2020, with current buildings and planned buildings standing in this dazzling display. The model is currently in the Shanghai Urban Planning Museum.
March 18, 2012 @ 12:54 PM
Since it is expensive to buy all the little accessories needed to fill up any model scale space, making them is a fun and economical way to furnish your space. Be creative and use your imagination. When making miniatures, whether from scratch or from modifying existing pieces, it is important to make them look as realistic as possible. Some things you make will turn out great, some will look like crap. It’s all good…keep trying! Here are some examples of stuff you probably have around the house that can transform into great little miniatures:
Jewelry pieces, beads, earrings and charms can make really cool decorative pieces
Candle, jar and bottle lids make great tables
Clear plastic salad/bakery containers –......
February 17, 2012 @ 5:11 PM
Let’s talk diorama. There are all kinds of different dioramas. Remember the ones we made in grade school for book reports in shoe boxes with cotton balls for clouds? That’s the general concept. A diorama is a small scale scene of 3D objects inside some kinds of enclosure. They can be enclosed, however some are just displays on a platform. It could be any rendition of a scene from a book, movie or play in miniature scale. It tells a story of something.
We visited an exhibit in NYC years ago at FAO Schwarz that blew our minds. They had small scale dioramas of space flights, under water diving missions as well as combat war scenes from WWII.
They were all around the 1:12 – 1:24 scale size and intricately detailed. We were ...
February 16, 2012 @ 9:33 AM
Here are a few pics of our favorite custom dioramas, made by us back in the day. Building these from scratch was an experience. We learned so much about the fabrication of and the creating of miniatures that we were inspired to get into the mini business for ourselves.
February 15, 2012 @ 11:08 PM
Model scales refers to a size ratio that falls between a complete size of an item and its version of miniature scale. Scale measurements vary and the easiest scale is the one where one inch is equal to a one foot, 1/12 or else 1:12. In this case, a miniature object that is an inch tall will be 12 inches high in its normal size.
Two scale measures can be used to ensure miniatures are to scale. The scale, which is the miniature size, can be rated using two types of systems. Some types of scales are given as ratios and others are listed as a particular height. The ratio scale is sometimes written as a fraction. The figure on the right normally indicates the number of units such as centimeters or inches. This shows how many original ......
February 10, 2012 @ 7:32 PM
Thanks for checking out our website! We’ve recently been re-vamping and refining and whatnot to make way for new products, a new blog with informative content and new gallery pictures. We have tons of new inventory that is being added to the store so remember to check back often!
So a little history about us...We are co-conspiritors that love everything little. He’s into miniatures like the garage items and trucks, while I'm more into the replicas and dollhouse stuff, so we have a nice variety of items for everyone. We started collecting and selling miniatures on ebay back in 2005 under the user name mixedlotminis and in 2009 we changed our name to dioramaminiatures and started this website.
We hope you like our ......