Jean Day Miniatures
After going to the movie Chocolat I was totally inspired to try making a
micro, 1/144 scale
shop. Micro scale is 12' to the inch.
It has been one of my favorite projects.
There was a wonderful
site for the movie set of the shop and for inspiration.
For more atmosphere, I
bought the sound track
for the movie which was great to play while I was working on it.
The candy jars were turned on my
lathe out of plastic and I used jewelry findings
for many of the accessory items,
mostly old watch parts.
I purchased the bucket
on the sink, otherwise everything else was made or found. Brown sand
for the chocolates and the
exterior was made using paperclay. Silk ribbon was draped around
the windows and display. I used frosted
plastic in some areas to let the light in the stairwell and on top of
the kitchen window.
The penny should
give you a better
idea of the size.