I’m not sure I mentioned, but I am going to attempt to make a roombox in 1:6th (aka: 1/6th, Playscale) scale for each of my Pullip dolls. My Eos doll – Violetta, will have a steampunk themed room, I have so many ideas that I am not sure what is actually going to get into the room and what will need to be culled for the sake of the 37.5 X 37.5cm (15 X 15 inches) floor space.
What happens when Q gets an idea in her head is that I get totally obssessed reading everything I can on the topic and I end up doing almost nothing… procrastination is not the same as inspiration… but that is what I do, what about you?
Anyway, I thought if I maybe started with something tiny (and by tiny you know I mean that will take a small amount of time, since by virtue of the scale thing… everything will technically be tiny!) that would help me move things along a little…
So I grabbed all my polymer clay out of ‘hiding’ set up my pasta machine, conditioned some clay and looked at a couple of “how to make a digital camera out of polymer clay” videos on yoohootube. None of them were exactly what I was thinking of, but they helped. I went to the Canon camera website got the dimensions of the Canon EOS and converted it to 1:6 Scale. I drew this on a piece of paper and handed it to Violetta to check size. We decided maybe a bit bigger than the ‘true’ 1:6th scale. I bought some steampunk watch gears from Ebay – if you get some pay attention to the weight you are getting for the price, some ads photos are quite misleading showing far more items than you actually get.
I used this image of a hand made steampunk (actually working camera!) made by Howard Boys – see article here
Isn’t that cool? And this image of the Canon EOS 5d Mark III as inspiration for my camera.
So… after fuffing about for a while (and still unbaked as we speak) this is my 1:6th scale steampunk EOS HB – get it… EOS for Pullip Name and Canon Name and HB for Howard Boys Homage – Oh I am so creative 😉
And here is the slightly more wonky rear view.
Erm… Have some stitching going on tonight for my March Block Swap Adventure and more Playscale playing over the weekend.