Monday, January 7, 2013

I'm a builder ...

a miniature cow shed builder!
Do you know these little brick and mortar sets intended for children from Teifoc?
I bought one a couple of month ago with the intent to make some farm or garden structure. I didn't have a specific idea. I just knew that I want to create something that looks like one of these lovely 18th century oil paintings and includes animals.
I browsed the internet for paintings, animals and miniature accessories and so after Christmas I started  playing around. You should try it, too! It is not exactly 12 scale but for a rough shed it is ok I think.

 Have to go now. ;-)
The shed needs a roof, and some cows and maybe chickens and a chicken run and ....


The Old Maid said...

Of course I know them! My whole Snape's Office is built of them!
Good luck Christine!:)

Giac said...

Hello Christine,
How wonderful. What a great way to use those bricks. Itthey will be perfect for a barn. Great thinking. I'm catching up on posts, and I have to say you have beautfiul children. What a gorgeous family.
I can't wait to see the roof up.
Big hug,

CWPoppets said...

Giac, I'm a bit daunted about the roof. But hey, it's not as if I'm risking any poor animal's life when/if the whole structure crumbles down ... lol. ;-)
Will post pics as soon as I'm finished with it.

CWPoppets said...

Old Maid: Snape's Office is build with Teifoc ? I love this room and it is not at all out of scale. I thought the bricks are a bit larger than 12 scale but your room looks perfect!

Pepper said...

How cool. The bricks look really effective

*high five*

Indy_Poppy said...

The blocks look fun. Outdoor buildings always have dodgy roofs so don't worry too much. I'd make some wooden beams and make a wooden structure then add the roof. In Australia they wood be made of corrugated iron. (Looks a bit like corrugated cardboard.

MALINIK said...

Wow, I really love your building work and I'm sure when you finish it will be beautiful! :)

Ilona said...

Hi Christine, this is a wonderful cowshed, there even is a cow, a goat and a duck for it :D! For the roof: there are a lot of placemats for sale with a kind of reed, is that something you can use for this? Or undulated cardboard, this also works good and it is a light material. You also can weathering it (to make it old and dirty ;)) too :D
For your commission: I am busy with the soldering. At the end of the week the weatherstation says its getting colder, so I have started soldering a bit earlier then planned. To add all the details will come later, when I have the time to do so. First I have to finish my older commissions of course, but it is a start for yours :D. I'll email you when I got some pictures, okay?
Hugs to you and yours, Ilona

CWPoppets said...

Ilona, I thought about a weathered thatched roof, too. The hint with the placemats sound good.
Do not rush with my little equipment. Especially not if you have to work in the cold! I can wait. And there are still so many animals to be made. :-)

Sans! said...

I have those bricks too! Since 2 years ago and I still do not know what to do with them! But you have given me an idea, Christine!

For roof, I go to the gardening section of my S$2 store and buy a coco fiber planter. Very easy to cut :)