The Tucson Miniature Society, puts on a mini show every year, and we members show our work. It’s set for October, and hasn’t been cancelled yet. yet.
This year’s theme is Southwest. Here’s Zorro! c.1800.
The structure is in 1:12 scale, 28" wide by 12" deep and 15" high at the peak of the facade. The base is just a bit larger.
Zorro has found incriminating papers in the parlor of the outwardly pious but inwardly evil Don Gordo de Cabeza and his spoiled daughter Dolores.
I made a few pieces of faux native American pottery. It was so much fun, I made a bunch more. They’re Makins Clay decorated with sharpie markers.
The ceiling beams are chollo cactus skeletons that I collected from the wild. Chollos don’t get big enough or strong enough to support a real life (RL scale) roof, but they look really cool.
The desk features more “pottery” and also bottles I made using lampwork glass bead techniques. I really love the amber Damiana bottle; that’s a liqueur made in Mexico, and the bottles really look like that.
I didn’t have any good looking male dolls, so I used a female doll and padded her up. After she/he was finished, I bought a male doll, but this one’s got a better story.
I tend to be adventurous when building, trying new materials and techniques. As a result, I built a total of 4 chandeliers, 2 courtyard benches, a couple of desks, and I upholstered the second couch three times.