So, the past couple weeks has seen a return to set building, once again.Â It’s been a while.
I had to build a scaled-up version of the copper pot, so that I could animate what’s inside of it in an overhead closeup.Â I found a white plastic container at a local favourite junk store — Active Surplus — and modified it by lopping off the bottom (to make it the right proportion to the original pot), attaching a new, clear, plexy bottom (so that I can underlight it), sanding off a decal on the top, adding handles, etc.Â Â (Thanks to Phil and Alli for their help with the copper paint and the vegetable modeling…)Â The “3.2” written in the above pic was my formula for scaling the elements — I measured all the dimensions of the miniatures and multiplied by this magic number.
I think it turned out to be a relatively convincing version of the smaller stovetop and pot.Â I added a few embellishments, just because it looked sorta plain without them:Â black handles, and a more detailed, 70s-ish pot lid, also with a black handle.Â (The plastic pail happened to come with this very lid — isn’t it a perfect pot lid??)
I wish I had taken “before” pictures, but I’m very happy with the transformation.
The miniature stove on the left; the larger scale one on the right.
Testing out the size of the font — will this cabbage leaf be legible?Â 🙂