This story sprung fully formed out of my brain the other day, so I decided to give in and write it. Unfortunately, it contains a couple of original characters (one I used to roleplay, another my friend used to roleplay) and thus makes it appealing to one (possibly three) people who follow me.
But it does have Sanderson Mansnoozie in it (lol, that name) and you don’t really need to know or care about the OCs in it to enjoy it? I hope? Oh well. Here it is, after the cut.
I keep meaning to make clothes for these two and sell them, but unfortunately they were made the same time as Denby and are not any specific dollhouse scale. They’re too short for 1:12 and not small enough for anything else. If I make any more mad scientists, I will make them to scale.
Yesterday as my late birthday present I got to go to a dollhouse store and get whatever I wanted under $40! This was actually about $35 so I can still get a couple of craft supplies maybe. The ladder is definitely going to need to be aged, but all this stuff is so neat! I really don’t know how to make food and the bread was so realistic, but I am going to try making some vegetables and apples myself, hopefully today. I did not even go in looking for the water pump, but that is exactly the kind of primitive utilities Denby would have so it is perfect, except it broke right out of the package. The handle is being glued back together now. Also the little teakettle is perfect and it’s so heavy! It must be real iron or something. I don’t think they make miniatures out of lead anymore, do they?
My first priority today is to remake Denby’s body, because the legs were uneven and he’s a little too short, even though he is supposed to be short. The new version should have more realistic and less cartoony proportions. I did not know anything about dollhouse scale when I first made him, but he is what started me on it!
As you have requested—the above are from Deb’s Miniatures (she also made that steampunk oven I posted earlier). She has a whole section of steampunk at her site. Though she doesn’t have any thing currently listed, I know she has sold stuff on etsy in the past.
Rainbow Hand and Kathy are some more artists who specialize in steampunk. Their website seems to have vanished but you can still see their stuff at the Good Sam Show blog (it also lists their e-mail).
Not for sale, but Jean Day JDay Minis made a steampunk inventors room:
I’ve featured Erica VanHorn a billion times because I’m so in love with everything she makes, but here are some of here orrerys:
Mike Barbour also makes some really great miniature steampunk items
Also, I know that American Miniaturist has had two steampunk issues and the people who make Miniature Collector have also produced a one off magazine featuring steampunk projects including some miniatures.
Yays! A couple of these I had seen before but more I had not, and the table full of orreries is so beautiful!!! I actually have one mostly made, but I am still looking for a weighty enough base to glue it to before I try photos. Right now it tips over.
So much beautiful art here!