I took a big break from the Westville, first to travel for about a month, second to work on some smaller projects that didn’t take very long to finish.
First for Halloween! This little kit was cute, fun, and took me two days (because I was working–it probably could be done in an afternoon.)
This is a 1/4″ scale kit from Robin Betterley’s miniatures called “The Petite Shop of the Black Hat Society.” It’s a vignette that is a peek through the window. Nothing else. Kit comes with everything including the battery box and lights, plus the frame.
They have several of these, for Christmas and other holidays. It sits on my shelf with other vignettes and tiny scenes..
The second project was more elaborate and took longer. Another kit, this one from True2Scale. It is also 1/4″ scale.
This very cool shop is called “Joie de Vivre.” It’s a bookshop, with a printing press on the top floor (or will be when I get the interior furnishings done.)
This kit took a bit of doing, plus I wired it, but I loved how it looked, I’m glad I built it. I had to shut it in the closet every night so my cat wouldn’t eat the wiring!
The interior. Three large floors with balconies indoors and out. A spiral staircase will lead to the balconies.
Bottom floor will be the bookshop.
Second floor will be a sitting room. The red glow of the fireplace LEDs was already done as part of the kit (thankfully).
I love the skylight on the third floor.
The skylight from above.
I love Art Nouveau, so this was a perfect project for me. I have furnishings kits for it, but have put it on display for now, and I’ll go back to it.