Saturday, March 15, 2014

Building a trestle table

This is the table used in the kit "The Convent of St Teresa" by Red Lion Miniatures. The parts are laser cut for precision. All you have to do is assemble them according to the instructions and voila, a nice table!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Miniature Kits: The Workers

A lot of miniaturists who build kits from Red Lion Miniatures give feedback and like to send in pictures of their completed projects. We will display some of these photos in an upcoming post!

All Red Lion kits are in 1/12 or 1/24 scale (one inch or half inch scale.) Since most of the heavy lifting (ie, box construction) is already done for you, you get to focus on the stuff you enjoy: decorating, designing, and furnishing, weathering and aging. There are even options to avoid soldering, which on some kits is required.

Regardless which kit you build, you will find each step illustrated or photographed with exact measurements or a description of the process. There is always wiggle room for you to create your own look. Or follow along, and enjoy the steps illustrated with photos and diagrams acted out by the three workers.

Here they are enjoying some antics, which they often do during downtime on the set of the photo shoots.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Montresor: the kit in 1/12 scale

Montresor is a village located in central France. Down a quiet side street, past rustic shops and small cafes, you will find quaint houses built out of stone and overgrown with leaves.

This room box is approx. 16" x 10" x 11" deep. (40 x 25 x 27cm). The interior is for you to decorate as you desire.

You will use Paper Clay to create the brick and stone work, age and weather the window door, install ambient lighting, paint and weather all surfaces and use landscaping to create the effect shown.

These are pictures of the completed scene:
Montresor, right side

Montresor, left side

The workers who posed for the step-by-step illustrations of the manual and how-to for this kit are happy to be done:

Monday, January 20, 2014

Montresor: continuing the build

 Continuing work on the kit "Montresor" in 1/12 scale. The piece is nearly complete. Now just to finish the landscaping and touch up of the brickwork, then install electrical...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Red Lion kits

Hi! If you like building kits and creating things to your desire, you should check out Red Lion's kits!

Most Red Lion kits include everything seen in the description photos: wood, window frames, landscaping or structural objects, lighting, and transformer or batteries. Generally you will need standard tools, paints, glues, and scrap wood. In some cases, Creative Paperclay or specialized paint is required.

All kits include complete photo instructions and measurements, illustrated by three workers who will guide you through every step of the process.

Sometimes these three workers stretch the definition of "work" a bit...

Friday, January 17, 2014

Red Lion action photos

Getting the colors just right

Can you give me the screws? (Get them yourself!)

A little dangerous play on set.

A little help? (Keep up the good work!)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

About Red Lion

The Red Lion blog features news and information about the kits, illustrates some how-to info, and displays the off-camera antics of the workers...