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Do many people here do 1/12 scale stuff? Answered

Just wondering if there are many people here on Intructables who work in 1/12 scale.  I have been involved in dollhouse miniatures for about 10 years now. I belong to a local group and we display our things on a regular basis. We also do a workshop each month and a member brought in a miniature crockpot recently to see if someone could work out how to make it for a workshop. I took it home and came up with my version of it. Now I just have to gather enough bits and pieces together to make about 30 kits!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

8 years ago

Sorry to have hijacked your thread.....You know, when I was younger I did a few things on small scale; I don't know if it was 1/12 or not, but it was fun to "see things in a different light" that is, from a smaller perspective (the little pizza box top support as a table, etc. ). Using a pen knife, I made some small benches and such using local twigs....my eyes don't see as well any more and my fingers are a lot "dumpier" then when I was younger....so it is much harder to work with small things.

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Twinmum
Twinmum

Reply 8 years ago

lol, I've been following the banter between you guys.
As for working in small scale, I wish that I had found miniatures a bit earlier than I did. I find myself squinting to see things and yes, I'm sure my fingers have got fatter than they used to be. I think I have a few more years in me yet though, so I'll keep going. At the moment, I'm looking for some inspiration/ideas to do a steampunk themed miniature display.

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crapflinger
crapflinger

Reply 8 years ago

hehe steam dalek...i likes it

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Twinmum
Twinmum

Reply 8 years ago


Strange, I thought I'd replied to this, but the reply is not showing???
Steam shows.. :-) We have a local annual event called Steamfest which is a celebration of all tings steam and my parents used to go every year (and take me of course) I still go most years. As part of the events and displays over the weekend, our miniature group always has a display in the model show (although we don't have many steam related minis)
I always try to take a break from manning the display at some point to take a few pics.
As for my steampunk display, I'm thinking of just a small display, maybe a couple of dolls dressed in steampunk fashion. What with my dollhouse stuff and hubby's model boats, we don't have that much room left for larger displays lol

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

We have a few "steam and gasolene" single piston events around our area too. As with you, I went to the northern one with my Dad but it was mostly because my Mom's Dad had a HUGE tobacco steamer tractor; it boomed along on idle at one BOOM (single piston) per second, and a flywheel that weighed as much as a small car spinning to keep it all going. Everything was metal on it, even the massive wheels, which stood some 14 or so feet high. Steering, as I recall was done by two leverers, brakes actually, on either side of there the operator STOOD (no sitting down while running this beast).

This is pretty much what it looked like (IIRC the flywheel was on the RIGHT side of my Granddad's machine, though).  

My neight at the  time, had a collection of much MUCH smaller gasolene engines he'd haul to the local shows.   The tractor pulls wer fun to watch for awhile, but the one in the north was attached to a small amusement park :-)  

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Goodhart
Goodhart

8 years ago

I am not familiar with 1 & 1/2 scale (it sounds a bit like 150% to me which would be half a size bigger then the original; and I KNOW you don't mean it that way), could you explain that some?

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crapflinger
crapflinger

Reply 8 years ago

we totally need to start a new modeling craze! i think 1 & 1/2 scale modeling can be the wave of the future!

1 & 1/2 scale train sets especially!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Maybe a 1,000 & 1/2 scale Quantum set ? (they do microbes at Think Geek....why not exotic astrophyical particles like Quarks? :-D

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crapflinger
crapflinger

Reply 8 years ago

or we could be real rebels and do 2/2 scale!

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

the math to convert that may get a little complicated...especially in metric.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Metric is based on 10, and fairly easy, it is avoirdupois that is the biggest trouble...

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

I avoid dat on porpoise.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

sounds fishy to me....

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

They say you can tune a piano but you can't tuna fish. I'll clam up now.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Oh, just when you were becoming a star fish too.

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crapflinger
crapflinger

Reply 8 years ago

you guys were really floundering a bit there.....really fishing for those puns.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Schooner or later, you knew we'd need to :-) So I will seine off of this now....

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

I'm not taking the bait, I think he was trying to school us...

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

He'll be back. He wants to see how low we can sink.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

He'll have to surface eventually LOL

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

It might take a while to mollusk it over.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Oh now you are shelling me with really primordial puns :-)

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

It's not like I just crawled out from under a rock, ya know. I can stand up straight.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Hmm, even walking catfish can't do that...impressive oh great isopod :-)

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

but a big bass usually plays upright

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crapflinger
crapflinger

Reply 8 years ago

depends on the scale

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Mine only goes up to 290 pounds....

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

can you tip a scale like you tip a cow?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

I've never tipped a cow, had a cow often enough however....so is that on the same scale?

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

I guess that balances out...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

ok, I suppose it is time to steer clear of this subject then....

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

Make no misteak about it, I've got no beef.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Turkey !!!!! or is that CHICKEN !!! LOL

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

CLUCK U!!! Let's not squabble over this.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Sounds just ducky to me :-)

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

That's just plain qwackers!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Soups on ! (Marx Bros reference)....

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

Soupy Sales!

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

No soup for you!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

That's just Super

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

Souper Bowl Sunday?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

Ah that just bowls me over ....

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 8 years ago

...while the iron is hot.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

ferrously he types...before the space runs out...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 8 years ago

Space...the final frontier.

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crapflinger
crapflinger

Reply 8 years ago

i always thought that was a stupid place to put an ear

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

How does one keep an eye out for that?