The Ship Inn

A Typical English Country Pub.

Fairy Treehouse

Autumn Fairy Treehouse for sale.

The Market

A Victorian Street Market with various market stalls and vendors.

Victorian Car

One of the many different coloured cars I've decorated.

Santiago

A decorated Spanish Galleon currently for sale.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang



There's a great family musical called "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" starring Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes about a flying car. This is my version of Chitty Chitty with the family.
 For sale on my shop site









Saturday, 14 October 2017

Victorian Ballgown Ladies

I have painted a few more ballgown ladies this month.
Currently available to buy on my shop site.















Help A Child Find A Klicky

Please read this appeal

I was contacted last night by a lady called Tina, she has a special needs child who has lost her favourite Klicky figure. If anyone has a man in an orange jumper with #1 on the back and full black trousers could they contact me so I can pass on your details to her.

"my daughter had a playmobil character we probably picked up in a random op shop (charity shop) 

he was a full orange jumper with a #1 on the back and pull black trousers. She lost him a few weeks ago and as she has special needs she never lets go of these things and is still asking for him. she has a sister that misses him immensely and a family of Sofia the first missing him. can you help in any way please 

Thank you"

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Fairy Treehouse V4

I have made a new version of the fairy tree house this time in more autumnal colours with battery powered lights.
This will be available to buy on my store site.




















Tuesday, 3 October 2017

New Houghton Hall

I was contacted earlier this to make another version of Houghton Hall which I've just finished. I have to admit it's been so long since I built the last ones I'd forgotten how much was involved. I mean I could remember the basic details but once I got down to it there was a lot more to do for each section than I had thought , it sort came back to me bit by bit. For the last month I was thinking well I've only got this and that to do, a day or so for each bit but in reality it turned out to be a week for each job.

I'm often asked how long it takes to make a building , in this case four months but that doesn't really show how much time I've spent on a project. So I've tried to work out how long that would be hours. I just finished the house last week and I've spent a couple of hours every day after work on it, between 6 to 12 hrs a day on my 3 days off a week and 2 full weeks of about 10hrs every day of my holidays to get it all done. So I think I've spent at least 560hrs on this one building alone. 

It's been a very busy few months. I had an email the other day from a new visitor to my blog who had thought I'd stopped working on it. That did make me laugh, if your a regular reader then you'll know I only post when I've finished something new. So at 4 months on one project I hope you all understand why I can't share some thing new every month :)

But it's finished now and will be on its way soon to it's new home in Spain, where it will be on display in a local toy shop.

As you might notice there's a few small changes here and there to the building and it's decorations, most due to the availability and costs of Playmobil parts now. I hope you all like it and that a few of you might get chance to see it in person if your passing.