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Monday 17 April 2017

Sofa so good

Sofa and chairs (duh!)
I haven't managed to do anything hobby related this week, save for opening the occasional parcel from China. I've been perusing the various options for 1/50 Doll |House furniture on Evil-Bay and secured, (to my mind at least) some of the more choice items and here are some of the results (I am still waiting for more to arrive too).
The models themselves are fairly simple and it wouldn't be that difficult to replicate them by scratch-building, but getting consistency is of course more difficult. (and making chairs is a pain)
Here are more results of some of my purchases:
Chairs (who would have guessed ?)

Round Tables (some assembly required)
Rectangular Tables
Shelving, but notice the sloping shelves!
Tub-chairs, great for offices, waiting rooms etc.
Some sort of shop or reception counter
'Supermarket' checkout.
The supermarket checkout style tills are probably my favourite items (so far) in this particular selection. They're a good size and could feature in any shop/store, not just a supermarket. The till itself is so obviously modern with the electronic display being so prominent. They come in three parts, the main unit counter with till, a drawer and what I've taken to be a packaging area.- but I'm just guessing.  Like everyone I know that's 'into' zombie gaming, we all want, have  or are planning a shopping mall and as each store would require a checkout of some description these are ideal quick fillers for the job.
Kitchen unit.
Sink and cooking hob
The most complex set I've bought is a kitchen unit (shown above in its component parts).
 It comprises several elements of a modern kitchen, though it probably could also be used for earlier eras.
The various location lugs and slots on the model make assembly easy, with minimal thought, but they don't lock the pieces together (hence no assembled model).
When assembled the whole thing makes a substantial 'L' shaped kitchen and imho is very impressive,
Cooking hob, showing detailing.+7o

 I'm still awaiting several more packages, which will include some single beds, bed-side tables, some TV-table units, wardrobes and to me at leas the most exciting of all some bathroom sets. The latter consists of a bath, a sink and a toilet.

Whilst I may not have managed any productivity on the hobby front in this last week, with the departure of my daughter and her family to their new home, I have been slowly getting my games room sorted, which along with the acquisition of a new laptop should make things a lot easier in the future.

That's it then for this week, as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks you Miuchal, they're going to make detailing internal rooms a lot easier

  2. Great stuff to hide behind, blow-up, slow down movement, or just enjoy on on a day off from work.

    1. Thanks Jaaay, I like the way you're thinking - But work really?

    2. If you can get one of my "Proportional Downsizing Chits" and roll a d3-d6, it's a done deal, Zab.

  3. These look great Joe, any chance of a link?

    1. Yep, no probs.
      I've just used "1/50 doll house furniture" (as a test) and got good. They can sometimes be found in the Railway models bit of Collectables as well as the Doll House sections.

  4. Looks goor. Paint and then add some price labels and you're done.

    1. Thanks Phil, it is a good way to fill a store too.

  5. Replies
    1. Thanks you Michael and they're cheap enough too as to not having to scratch-build - always a plus!

  6. All excellent additions to any interior.

    1. Yep, and curse the individual that came up with the idea of detailing building interiors!

  7. Nice interior models, something I avoid like the plague! None of my roofs come off! At least not yet. ..
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks Iain, having internal details is a bit of a double edged sword, nice to have though, even if rarely relevant