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.

Pullip EOS - Photo from Pullip Style

Pullip EOS - Photo from Pullip Style

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

Functioning 1:1 Steampunk Camera made by Howard Boys
Functioning 1:1 Steampunk Camera made by Howard Boys

Isn’t that cool? And this image of the Canon EOS 5d Mark III as inspiration for my camera.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Front
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Front

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 😉

1:6th (aka 1/6th, Playscale) Steampunk Camera - EOS HB ~1inch wide
1:6th (aka 1/6th, Playscale) Steampunk Camera – EOS HB ~1inch wide

And here is the slightly more wonky rear view.

1:6th (aka 1/6th, Playscale) Steampunk Camera - EOS HB ~1inch wide
1:6th (aka 1/6th, Playscale) Steampunk Camera – EOS HB ~1inch wide

Erm… Have some stitching going on tonight for my March Block Swap Adventure and more Playscale playing over the weekend.

 
Good Night,
where ever you are!