So I'm good with 1/3 and 1/4, I can see that in my sleep, plan out room sets and know what fits them both without much effort after the scary NINE YEARS of practise I've now had, but then I got TinyTony and suddenly there was this NEW scale called 1/6 that is UTTERLY foreign to me! What is this thing..."PLAYscale"?! This is newwww, I've done 1/12 before, even 1/24 at some points, but this whole...1/6 things is just a whole new ballgame of teeny! I KINDA LIKE IT! I mean, don't get me wrong, it's a total bitch when compared to the far easier resin scales, but hey, I like a challenge and apparently...no one makes ANYTHING in 1/6 that's actually IN SCALE (yes, I'm looking at you Hasbro and all that Barbie furniture that's TOO SMALL for your own bloody dolls), which means I've had to GET CREATIVE!
After mucho hunting, I found the gorgeous little houses of Miniio
(site has sounds, be warned), but when you see 1/6th dolls in the photo's with the stuff, scale is knackered! None of it's actually RIGHT, it doesn't look REAL when you put them in it, it just looks cute, which is fine if that's what you're going for, but in that way that regular watchers will note is familiar with me and my scale-whoring, that's not usually enough for me *snort*
Have an example:Clickety
It's just...not QUITE, ya know? Not close enough for me, anyway. It's all SLIGHTLY too small, like they did it by maths rather than LOOK which is always fatal when attempting to match the scale of a doll which is inherently not built to human proportions and the main issue BJD collectors have when attempting scale sets too cos you KNOW no one makes anything ACTUALLY in scale with our dolls *headdesk*
Thankfully, TinyTony has at least meant I'm not (FOR ONCE, THANK YOU GOD) making faux antiques in scale because lemme tell you, 1/3 scale Chippendale? It ain't fun. No, this time, it was all modern architecture and clean lines...also lots of tech, but that side, inexplicably, was majority sorted with a quick trip to ebay where I secured this (Clickety
) GLORIOUS object which should cover that whole side of things on the entertainment front for a BARGAINOUS £7 of your British pounds...SHIPPED. The computers...no worries, Jarvis and I can fix that shit right up without a backward glance and that then merely left FURNITURE, which is kind've my thing, so that's where I've been in this rainy, gloomy weekend. Making a sofa. The frame is built, it needs upholstering and then there may be photo's, if I'm happy with it *nod*
In the mean time, I thought I'd share some of the lovely teeny things I found whilst on my hunt for anything I could use for inspiration! Enjoy The Green Dollhouse Project
Does what it says on the tin, all recycled things used to make little houses.Brincadada
ALL of their toys are just BEAUTIFULLY designed, but the dollhouses are lovely! The Edward house in particular. David Barkers "Modularean Eco House"
It's on wheels...it has a firepit...what's not to love here?!Lundby's STHLM Dollhouse
Been around since I was a kid, still looks like Ikea for dolls.
Have fun, all my fellow tiny things enthusiasts