Humpty Town Update

2017-09-01

 


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Hola! It’s officially September, everyone! Go grab Halloween craft supplies before they run out! They’re already at the stores! (At least in the US anyway. :p)

Oh, before I start talking about my Sylvanian town, I saw candy wagons for sale at Toys R Us today!  As always, there still hasn’t been any update on new products on Calico Critter official site, so here is the link on Sylvanian Families UK official site, just so you can see the details.

By the way, my giveaway is still accepting entries.  The deadline is September 4th, 2017 (23:59 PM Mountain Daylight Time) !!

Okay, okay, I think I’m done with notices…

Today, I’d like to inform the current state of Humpty Town.

At the moment, I’m making a downtown diorama, which is a size of a full size bed.  It is supposed to go on top of my full size loft bed frame.

What you saw in the first photo is the rough layout of the downtown.

When I make a large scale diorama, I usually think of a layout on a piece of paper.  I measure the buildings precisely, and scale them down.  There is a lot of simple math that goes on in crafting, believe it or not!

Since this is a huge diorama, I’m not planning on finishing it up at once.  It’s more of a ongoing side project.  (Although I already have many of them. LOL)

Right now I’m working on the area around ballet theater, so I can have events in the open area. (The photo below is just a quick set up for a photo shoot, so not really what it’s going to look like on my diorama…oops!)

Oh yeah, I have some new residents in my town to introduce to you.  Meet “Hanazono Rabbit Family (Flower Garden Rabbit Family)”!! This family is exclusively sold at Fukuoka Sylvania Garden.  Fukuoka is a southern prefecture in Japan, and  pretty far away from Tokyo, so I didn’t think I would ever have a chance to have these guys, but a fellow Sylvanian that came to see my diorama at Tokyo Toy Show gave them to me as a gift. How sweet is that!?

Also, my friend in Japan recently sent me a “Soyokaze Cat sister (breeze cat sister).”  This cute kitty is from Grinpa Park in Shizuoka, Japan.  Yes, this one is also an exclusive doll.

I know what you’re thinking…..you wish you could speak Japanese and had buddies in Japan that are Sylvanians! Hehehe…

I actually have so many more new residents in my town, but I haven’t had a chance to take proper photos for them.  But I thought you might be interested in these two exclusive types.

Well, I’m super behind my crafting schedule, so I’m going now….see you next week!
 


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14 Comments
    1. Love your diorama project! The levels are a clever way to use more buildings and add interest and creativity to your diorama. I am so excited to see your progress on this!
      Love this post. So many great photos and inspiration.

      1. Hehe, I’m glad you like my stacked downtown. Downtown in Salt Lake City is on a slope, so I wanted to make my diorama kind of like that.

    1. Oooh I am SO curious to see what this is going to turn out like!! 😀 I really like the 2-layer setup (if I’m correct, it looks like Town buildings are on a higher level, with small-town Sylvanian shops etc on a lower level?) I really like that idea – it’s a smart way to seperate the Town and village buildings, and yet have them in a diorama together!

      1. Hooray! I’m happy that you like my 2 layer idea! Yes, some shops are going to be under the tram tracks, kind of like a half underground. Yeah, since I had lots of buildings I wanted to pack in this diorama, I really needed to think of a layout in a vertical way. Plus, like you said, I think if people realize that it is possible to mix the town series buildings with village buildings, it might open up some more fun ideas for their diorama scenes. I like town series, but I really don’t like how everyone now has the exact same looking towns, if you know what I mean. 😉 I think that’s kind of boring.

        1. I completely know what you mean – because Epoch’s Town setup looks so cute, everyone is mimicking that appearance, just with the buildings swapped out into different positions. Since my floor space for Sylvanians has become EXTREMELY limited, I’m going to (of necessity) make a more skycraper-effect with my Town buildings. Around the revolving-doors I will just have 2-storey buildings on either side of that corner-thingy, but all the other buildings will be stacked to 3 or 4 storeys high. (I’ll just have to be VERY careful not to knock it over!!! Can you imagine! :-O 😉 ) My town will probably end up looking a little bit like my Sylvanian architects were playing tetris with the buildings, but at least it will look different right? 😛

          1. Ooh, a skyscraper! Sounds exciting! I think that’s the way to do it especially if you’re more focused on decorating insides. Hahaha, tetris town sounds like quite a sight! Yes, it is a challenge with this series to make your town look different. Great idea!!

    1. Yay! What a great start of the month! Wow Mimi this is a huge project! I feel so excited to watch the progress! The theater statue is a work of art! Will you be crafting inside the opera too? Can’t wait!…

      1. Lol, thanks! Yeah, this is definitely huge! It’s the same as a full size mattress. 🙂 I’m planning on taking about a year to finish everything, but who knows? Inside is definitely going to be the last part I will work. I don’t know why, but I really like working outside and landscaping….lol

      1. Yay! I don’t know when I will finish this gigantic diorama as a whole, but hopefully I’ll finish by this time next year! LOL

          1. Hiya, xolovetrai! Aye, I don’t quite have the time to make a brand new diorama, possibly a village, at the moment, but I can give you some ideas now.

            This river is something I made the very first when I started to make my dioramas. I carved out a table, but it really is a pain in a butt, so I recommend carving out a Styrofoam board instead. I think these following tutorials can help you for now.
            A very green diorama
            Resin free pond
            pond

            I will try to do the village diorama after Halloween, and include the river for you. I’m sure other people can use it, too anyway. Good luck!

            1. Wow ! carved the table xD??
              thanks Ashmimi ! maybe i will carve the table too if i can’t get styrofoam xD

            1. Yeah, lol!! I really don’t recommend carving the table though…. If you can’t find the foam board that’s thick enough, you can always stack thinner ones together to make it thick.

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