Saturday, February 19, 2011

[Almost] Finished 1:24 Courtyard!

We've been blessed with a few crisp, sunny days lately, so I was able to get outside to take some photos of my 1/24 scale courtyard roombox. I'm really excited to see the final product of my long and tedious labour! I'm not sure I'll be doing egg carton stones anytime soon, although I do like the effect.  Everything you see in this scene was made from scratch by me. 
I'm planning on adding some "dirt" and moss here and there.  It's a little too pristine at this point.  Anyone know how I could make the bricks less shiny? I'd also like to add some plants... perhaps some sort of flowering vine coming in the window?
When I last posted about the courtyard, I was only at this point.... it's nice to look back and have that sense of accomplishment :)
The old wooden door was made from craft sticks whittled down with my exacto knife, with a handle made from a crimp bead and a jump ring.

The rabbit hutch is almost finished - I just need to finish painting the rabbit from the last post and then I'll be gluing down the roof.  The chair by the window seems like it would be a great place to sit and read or daydream on a lazy summer afternoon.
~ Until Next Time ~


  1. This is so nice! =) Really great!

  2. Those egg cartons are just unbeatable where creating a stone look is concerned. This is amazing work, Nina. Every single piece is wonderful and they look like they really belong together! You must be proud !

  3. Realmente es un gran trabajo. Entiendo que estes muy satisfecha pues se ve fantático.

  4. wow Nina your courtyard in incredible!!! Thanks for signing on to follow my new blog; I'm very excited for it.

  5. Thank you all for your sweet comments :)

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  7. I love your miniature stone work. When you see the finished product in your photos you can't tell that it is a miniature dollhouse! miniature dollhouse stone work for your tiny castle