So, the past couple weeks has seen a return to set building, once again. 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. 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. (Thanks to Phil and Alli for their help with the copper paint and the vegetable modeling…) 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. I added a few embellishments, just because it looked sorta plain without them: black handles, and a more detailed, 70s-ish pot lid, also with a black handle. (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? 🙂