New minis for Walnut Bay Light

by brae  

You know what the best kind of constructive criticism is?  When someone says, "That accessory looks cheap, I'm going to send you something fabulous to replace it."  Haaaaaaaaaa!  Ok, that wasn't a direct quote from Bill, but he certainly did send some fabulous things for Walnut Bay Light.

There are a few model ship items including a Bluenose II name plate, anchor and tiny cannon.

My original upper tower room had a table with charts and a jewelry finding magnifying glass.

Bill fashioned a new magnifying glass from a Canon camera viewfinder lens, brass tubing and a belaying pin.  :D  Fantastic!   He said I needed chart dividers, too.  These actually function!  You open them by squeezing the rounded parts.   There's also a spyglass.

And, that led to Telescope: Otterine Model, Serial number 1, as Bill named it.  :D  I told him I never got around to that part since I ran out of time.

He engraved No. 1 on the base!

There's a removable lens cap, too.

It's a remarkable piece, and it was his first try!

He even made the height set for me if I were to shrink to 1:12 scale.  :D

He sent me many bits and bobs to get the creative juices flowing

This particular piece has great potential for an outdoor light fixture.

He sent two old ties with great potential for fabric items.  Even the boxes he packed the items in are great!

Thanks so much, Bill!  Truly generous!  :D

12 comments

Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]

Wow! Those gifts are amazing! Well done, Bill! :)

05/03/14 @ 11:48
Comment from: April [Visitor]

Gorgeous gifts :D

05/03/14 @ 12:00
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]

Superb craftsmanship and so very thoughtful.
Just lovely!

05/03/14 @ 12:10
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

Gorgeous work! The telescope and other pieces are perfect! And look beautiful in the lighthouse!

05/03/14 @ 12:56
Comment from: Andrea [Visitor]

This is absolutely fabulous! You’re happy to have such talented and generous friends.
Andrea

05/03/14 @ 14:04
Comment from: Deb [Visitor]

AMAZING! I’ve just gotten some brass and brass tubing with no clue what to do with them, and these pieces are totally inspirational!

So much to learn–and so many wonderful miniaturists sharing their knowledge! Thank you for all the ideas and inspiration–you really get me dreaming up new things!

05/03/14 @ 19:59
Comment from: azteclady [Visitor]

Wow! That’s just incredible–so many truly talented people in the mini community.

05/03/14 @ 22:36
Comment from: Keli [Visitor]

Holy cow! Wow! Those pieces are gorgeous!

05/04/14 @ 03:22
Comment from: Betsy rogers [Visitor]

Wow! Wow! OMG WOW!!!
What amazing gifts and such generosity!
I so admire people who work in metal!
Just WOW!

05/04/14 @ 08:07
Comment from: Sarah [Visitor]

Fantastic work! I love the photo of the dog with the telescope (sorry little doggy, i’ve forgotten your name :D )

Edit : Archer :D Thank goodness for the animal section you made :D Sorry about that Archer!

05/08/14 @ 08:34
Comment from: Sarah [Visitor]

…..I mean Sherwood!!!!!!! :D

05/08/14 @ 08:35
Comment from: brae [Member]  

:D Thanks!!

Yes, my animal post is a little busy to read. :))

05/08/14 @ 08:40