Last year, I went to the Phoenix Museum of Art, and saw these amazing miniature rooms. I was planning to do a big post about them, but time slipped away, and they popped up on my photo memories. Anyhow, here they are at last!
I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos that led me to purchase a Cuteroom Room Box Kit. This seller has the lowest price on these kits. The average is $16ish. They shipped the exact kit, nothing was broken, and it arrived within a couple of weeks.
This series has 4 rooms you can make. I found videos for three of the four, no problem. For this exact room (Living room/Reunion with Happiness), I only found this one. It’s honestly not very good and they put the arms on the couch and chair backward. (I didn’t try to make a video myself because I changed a ton of things and wouldn’t do better anyway.)
The box is a lot smaller than I expected (shown sitting on a 1in x 1in grid), and has pictures of all four sets in the series.
The instructions are in Chinese only, but are also pictographic, so not too difficult to figure out. You will have to measure some of the wooden pieces to make sure you’re putting furniture together correctly.
There are more than enough materials to finish the kit, and since I did make so many changes and omissions, I have a lot of extra leftovers.
The kit comes with the pink bottle of silicon glue (Siliglue) and that’s it for tools.
I also used Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue, an Elmer’s glue stick, clothes pins, an X-Acto blade, forceps, and Sookwang 1/8in double sided tape. I’ll discuss these in more detail, later.
Not pictured: A ruler with centimeters and scissors.
I know I’m not a miniatures blog, but I really really enjoy the hobby. Whenever I’m not in the mood to draw, this is my secondary getaway!
The top picture is probably my most intensive paint job I’ve ever done, middle row is Bloody Barnabas and his shoulder guard boys, and finally I like basing my Takara Tomy Pokemon toys for practice and for fun!