Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Spring Fling 2013 Contest Entry

Hello and Happy November everyone!!!

A few months back Jane (from MiniFanatics) and I got the wild crazy idea to both enter in the Spring Fling Contest that is put on every year by Greenleaf who makes some pretty cool kits.  If you are not familiar with Greenleaf they have a pretty wide variety of houses and carry something in each of the three scales. (1:12, 1:24 and 1:144). For the past few years their design team comes up with an affordable kit with many optional upgrades and offers it at a special rate only during the contest time. Anyone can by the kit at this price and you don’t have to enter but if you do you could win gift cards to use on their website to well but more kits and such. Lol
Ok back to the story…so Miss Jane and I got this wild and crazy idea since we both had purchased the kit but to actually build the kit and enter it in the contest. All the while we would cheer or poke/prod each other along to get it done.  Huge far far away hugss to you my dear friend and warm toasty wishes cause yeah we BUILT THAT KIT!!

Plan one come up with a theme. Miss Jane's was WAAAYY cool a Treetop Creature Shoppe!!! Mine was a Bait shop in the swamp.  If you poke the photos they will enlarge to a bigger size so you can see more details of my build. My goal for this entry was to: add elements I had not used before and well complete it. But is any build ever complete?!?!  No not really I think at least in my case I can and will add more items from time to time.
The second set of photos show more details that I just could not get into the 3...Yes only 3 photos that were allowed to be submitted. Next time I do a kit like this I will make the roof removable so I can get a higher overall shot.
What elements did I add that I have not done before you may ask.
  *Wood siding cut on a huge not quite as scare saw table now. lol
  *Fake water
  *Trees knees and stumps - made from paper clay by me

Whats my favorite pieces, that's easy the fish with guts on a cutting board (got to find a photo of them), jack-elope, and the possum!! Whats my least favorite - I don't really have one but I must admit you all know my LOVE for waiting on glue to dry. I LOVE to wait for the tube of clear caulk to go clear - - DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!! No really it said clear but came out of the tube white and the areas i had the gloop thick it took a good few days to clear up.  The last set of photos below show the stumps and knees in the raw format, gloop in varying drying stages and a closeup of the swamp area. As always thanks for looking and more photos coming soon of the Halloween party and a Christmas project.


Eliana said...

wow! Great job! It's amazing" :)

Unknown said...

Oh Ms. Bee your work is awesome, I can hear the banjo in the background it has so much life!

I must say your roofing is still part favorite it looks so great with the cut out portions and rust ;)

Your swamp is by far the coolest I've seen..I am soooo stealing that idea *cackle* hugs!

Marisa said...

I love it..all you need is a gator :)

Blondie said...

This is fantastic! I love the minnows in the aquarium! :)

Jennybee said...

Thanks Eliana it was a fun build.

Jennybee said...

How did you know I had inspiration music playing in the background? /Wink. Thank you my dear friend it was a fun build, I would soo do another along side of you!

Jennybee said...

That is soo true and one shall be added for sure!

Lindsey said...

So much detail! I love how weathered everything looks. So authentic! I have always been intrigued with the Greanleaf contests. Maybe one day I will get the courage to enter. :) Hope you stop by and check out my giveaway going on right now! http://www.toddlindsey.com/2014/01/giveaway.html