Task Lamp and Saw from Ulus Miniatures
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2023 Chicago International Miniatures Show

This year (2023) when I went out to Chicago from California for the Chicago International Miniatures Show, I had a slightly different perspective. Typically, I would go out on the Sunday before the show and stay all week to take longer classes, including many of the structures in this website. This year, and because I

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Fresnel Lens Models
Pacific Lighthouse

Update to Lighthouse Lens

I have just recently acquired the 2nd and 3rd Order Fresnel Lenses from Harbour Lights. The 3rd Order was the first I received, and it is very much the shape of the original 1st Order lens that belongs to the Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Though the shape and scale are more correct for the 1:12 scale

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3 Angels
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Christmas Angels 2021

No, not exactly miniatures, but still a fun set of projects. First off, the Angels. Growing up, we had a very traditional Christmas tree that was decorated each year. Christmas was always a big deal, and the tree was covered in ornaments from our birth years, along with many other ornaments collected over the years.

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San Diego Comic Con - Special Edition 2021
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Miniatures and the San Diego Comic Con – Special Edition 2021

One of my favorite events to attend every year is Comic Con International in San Diego. The last couple of years it has been canceled (for obvious reasons related to the pandemic), but this fall it was back. Held over the long Thanksgiving weekend at the convention center in San Diego adjacent to the Gaslamp

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Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures 2021
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2021 Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures

I was very fortunate to be able to attend the Good Sam Showcase of Miniatures in October 2021. The two day show is typically held every October in San Jose, California, and for several years has been held at the DoubleTree Hotel near the San Jose International Airport. There are only a handful of shows

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Pigeon Point Fresnel Lens
Pacific Lighthouse

Obsessed with Light!

Of all my miniature projects, the Real Good Toys New England Lighthouse is the oldest. I bought this kit sometime before 2000 and have been planning and collecting for it since. Part of the magic of miniatures for me is the planning; understanding not only what structure I am making is, but also who might

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Console
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Welcome

Welcome to my blog! I will be using this blog to chronicle the finishing of each of my projects, detailing out each step of the way. Since most of my projects are really at the beginning stages except for the Alchemy Lab, so there will be lots to read about as I finish each stage

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