Wednesday, 20 April 2011

1:24th scale....

Well I have to admit I have never been a fan of 1:24th scale as I have found it lacking in detail but I am now quickly being converted to the benefits! I don't know if you have taken the time to look at previous links the Herdwick Landscapes website but if not and you are interested in the smaller scales you should!

Kate and Peter are such lovely friendly people and always have time for a chat, they mainly make houses based on actual ones scattered around the lake district national park so they are realistic and true to life - they will however also make commissioned pieces and have just recently made a mouse house which was truly wonderful!

They have just started making kits and soon 1:48th houses will be on the way! They also run workshops so you can make your very own house or room box - please see their website for details.

 A finished kit - furniture not included

 Kate showing what you get with each kit, they come with all the parts you need to make the finished piece, you will only need glue, paint and a few basic tools.

 The exterior walls are finished with a stone effect for you.
The kits are very reasonable in price and if you feel daunted at the prospect of making one kate and Peter will make them up for you for a little extra - more kits will be available soon so keep a look out for them!

If you do take the plunge and buy one of their kits or houses, you can then buy a huge range of handmade furniture which Kate meticulously researches, plans and then makes from wood - they really are full of detail and again are very reasonable and complement each house perfectly. Kate is always adding to the ever expanding range.

They also offer a lighting service for those of us who fear all things electrical or anything complicated! You can have that worry taken away!

Herwick Landscapes will be at the Kensington Festival this May :)

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