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 🙂
I wrote a long, raving comment about how marvelous this work is. May have gone derpoofin’
So let me just say that my jaw’s on the floor at all of it.
Thanks Shelley; sorry you lost your long raving comment. I have to admit it was nice to be building stuff again… Old familiar territory.
Wow, these set pieces are amazing!!!
thank you guys 🙂
glorious stuff Steph! love to sneak a peak in your theatre of the mind…
great to see that you fabricate all your own props & set designs, build, ets ….looks like you are having a great time with this process … Can’t wait to see more of your work. chat soon.
Aw, thanks Lisa! I AM having a pretty great time with it. Especially the design and build parts. Only one more week of puppet animation left — whew!
Thanks for checking it out… chat soon!