Harry Potter

This is my first attempt at a miniatures.  The 1/24 scale shop box was purchased from Maple Street on an impulse, having seen the advertised competition.  img_0873-2this.jpg       My initial thoughts were to create something conventional such as a cake or hat shop, but neither of these ideas really appealed, which is when I came up with the idea of creating my interpretation of Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes from the Harry Potter books. I quickly discovered that the range of  is somewhat smaller than 1/12 which meant that, although I did manage to source some great bits and pieces, I had to make a lot of the shop stock myself from scratch which was a huge learning curve and required a lot of experimentation.  The stock now includes Skiving Snackboxes, Weasleys’ Wizard Whizzbangs, the Wonder Witch products, Pygmy Puffs, Edible Dark Marks, Daydream Charms, various Books (including the full set of Harry Potter!), trick cauldrons and broomsticks … and much, much more! img_0886-this.jpgI also had to get creative with the Fimo to transform 2 resin standard shopkeeper models into Fred and George Weasley. This project was great fun and I have lots of plans for future models.

Jill Loader, Somerset, England