Posts tagged “Cardboard Saloon

Cowboys Invaded – Update (29/9/18)

I was hoping for a full weekend in the studio after what feels like I’m spending less and less time of late. I think my wish to do 2 days might not happen, due to my needing to take a mental break from things, taking it easier for a time. I’ll see how I feel tomorrow and go from there.

On a better note I’ve finally upgraded the saloon. I find that the buildings with balcony’s are always the most complicated to make. Usually at a larger scale taking a few days to complete. I knew that this upgrade would face some of the same challenges, the only difference being the scale. Once I had the dimensions – here the front is slightly shorter in length, this was compensated by the 3 sided walk-way.

I made the mistake of adding the balcony before the classic saloon doors were added, meaning I struggled to get it complete for a time. My access to the bottom half was restricted, meaning I had to draw some of the measurements from guess work or carefully aligning rulers to get the dimensions before cutting. I added a false entrance so that a figure can be placed inside.

Once the door was finally under way I returned to the balcony and the external stairway at the rear. I decided not to detail the stairs so I have a smooth incline not the steps that usually are one of the hardest pieces to achieve, even harder at this scale. Maybe a future model miniature at this scale might get more attention in terms of that level of detail, for now I want to keep the gestures lose.

Looking back on this model I’m glad I focused on it for the whole day, it really needed that time. I want to get back in the studio, ultimately it’s down to how I feel tomorrow.


Wild West – In the Woods (2013)


My work was shown alongside work by these artists Suhani Parek, Natalie Depledge, Laura Ghany, Chloe RoodAbigail Booth, Phyl Parker, Saara Karppinen, Bronwyn + Marina, Isobel Jones, Charmaine DresserCharlotte WhitmanCharlotte Smith, Christopher Jarret, Leslie Deerer, Constance Whitman, Olivia Gilman, , Oscar, Adam David, Stephanie Davies, Alice AstburyNatasha Bird and Sidney Lim. Check out how this piece was made by reading the diary of my time at this link.

In the Woods (2013)