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Miniature Diorama Photographer

#tmtcraftoff

The #tmtcraftoff is a challenge issued by the moving company Two Men and a Truck to make something completely out of cardboard. If the contest is still up, you can access it, see the prizes and view the entries here.

I found out about this contest, I think around the 19th of July. I had an idea by the 21st. The submissions were due the 27th. I worked on this tiny little house for 4 days. Over those days I estimate I worked on the house and accessories for around 30 hours. With a good bit of hesitation I officially entered the contest on the 24th and now I’m biding my time until winners will be announced August 1st.

In the meantime, here’s a behind the scenes and close up look. I hope to use this house for a photo series some day soon.

My entry photo and caption:

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An all cardboard 1:48 scale dollhouse and moving truck! As you can tell by the truck and boxes, this family is just now moving in. Some of the furniture has made it upstairs, while some is gathered in the front room as the movers from Two Men and a Truck diligently bring everything inside. A figure that would live in this house would by 1.5 inches tall. This house, truck and all accessories are made entirely out of cardboard, craft glue and varnish. The curtains are corrugated cardboard and everything else is the cardboard from the backs of recycled notebooks. For a sense of scale, the tiles are 1cm x 1cm, the siding is .5cm wide, the wood floor pieces are .5cm x 3cm. Overall the house stands 7in tall by 7.5in wide. At it’s deepest (the entryway side) it is 4.5in. The other side is 3.25in. The truck is 3in tall and 5.5in long (not including the ramp). See a ton of close ups and details here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskDjtf97

And lots of detail shots:

O Scale Cardboard House

O Scale Cardboard House

O Scale Cardboard House

O Scale Cardboard House

O Scale Cardboard House

O Scale Cardboard House

O Scale Cardboard House

O Scale Cardboard House

O Scale Cardboard House

O Scale Cardboard House

O Scale Cardboard House

O Scale Cardboard House

O Scale Cardboard House

O Scale Cardboard House

And some in-progress shots:

In Progress Images

In Progress Images

In Progress Images

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