Sometimes the miniature accessories we purchase are perfectly scaled at one inch=one foot but they can still look like they are not correct. That is the case with these Houseworks windows I bought. I spent a lot of time painting and aging them but something was wrong. Then our Chair Ron Hoess reminded me that windows in urban structures were set into the walls. The trim around these windows is too wide to do that (these are made for wooden structures like suburban houses). So I cut them down simply by using a sharp blade on the backside. I think they will be more to scale. Look carefully at all your miniature components. Just because they are technically to scale doesn’t mean they will look right.


Another example of this is the mailbox I had last year in The Birds. I got the measurements for it from the US Postal Service website so it is the correct size but to the judges it looked too large.



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This is The Birds as it appeared in Singapore, with a bird sitting on the mailbox. Perhaps the bird makes it look more in proportion.