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Mini Cabinet of Curiosity

I made a miniature Cabinet of Curiosity for the First State Mini Club show last month. The 8 inch by 8 inch box, a club project, was challenging because of the small size. My result wasn’t brilliant but it was fun to cram a lot of things in a small space. It needs some grunge…

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Larry Talbot’s cane

My next miniature scene (not for a show, just for myself) is going to be the antique shop from the 1941 film The Wolf Man with Lon Chaney, Jr. The shop is where he buys his werewolf cane and also hears the werewolf poem for the first time: Even a man who is pure in…

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And now for something new…

I’ve been looking for dioramas depicting mining operations that were popular at 19th century World’s Fairs as part of my World’s Fair research. I came across an organization that sponsors a “Logging and Mining Modeler’s Convention” which has a contest for model railroad, logging operations, and diorama construction. Just another way that miniatures are popular.…