Sunday, March 29, 2015

HBS Miniatures.com 21st Annual Creatin' Contest winners

If you haven't seen all of the entries to the 21st Annual Creatin' Contest, head over to HBS miniatures.com to see all of the photos from last year's contest.

First-Time Entrant Winner, Karen Hritz' "Beach Retreat" was my absolute favorite. Below are the top winners and just few of my favorites. There were a lot of cool cafes, shops and cabins; check them all out at miniatures.com.

Top Winners


Grand Prize Winner - Kelly Morin
Blackthorn Bog Dragon Hatchery

First Place Winner - Joyce Anderson
The Gypsy Vardo



Second Place Winner - Margo Givens
Big Pine Island

Third Place Winner - MaryEllen Markowitz
Seaclusion



First-Time Entrants Winners


Alisha Fusco
The Elven Bowyer

Jodi Anderson
Old Country Chapel



Honorable Mentions


Diana Drews
Flatland Aviation

Joan C. Emden - The Shed ASC
(Artist's Silkscreen Cooperative)

Sarah Hale
Steampunk Caravan



Kathleen Hoyer-Dartt
Last shop on the left

Roxanne Mulder - Les Fleucs
Collette's French Flower Shoppe



First-Time Entrants


Rebecca Baker
A Time for Peace

Lynne Hall
The Yellow Seahorse Gallery

Jen Furman
Dreams



Repeat Entrants


Henry Atwood
Woodland Sublime

Michelle Canada
Booklover Cottage

Sherrie Kanik
Meadowlark Cottage



Elaina Marugg
Old Mr. Yorsen’s

Sherry Pittman
Vintage Water Mill

This is what the kit looked like.
"The Starting Point Garage Kit"



All photos from HBS miniatures.com 21st Annual Creatin' Contest page.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tick Tock, order 3D printed miniatures today to be able to enter the contest by April 10

Order in the next few days to meet the shipping cut off to get your 3D printed models in time to enter the contest!
Shapeways 3D printed Miniature Houses Contest Contest ends April 10, 2015

Details:
3D printing is the perfect tool for creating unique pieces for your miniature house or display. Show off what you've made with Shapeways and enter for a chance to win printing credit. Submit a picture of your miniature house or roombox display decked out with furniture and decor items 3D printed by Shapeways - either your own original designs or the many miniatures for sale on Shapeways. In the description be sure to tell us which items are 3D printed and how you finished them.

All participants will receive a code for 10% off an order with Shapeways after the contest has ended. Contest ends April 10, 2015.



Judging based on the following criteria:
Creativity: How do you create an inviting, original, miniature environment incorporating 3D printing?
Craftsmanship and quality: How well is the display put together and your vision realized?
Detail: What surprising, original details do you include that delight viewers?

How to Enter:
1. Start with any miniature space
Use a dollhouse, storage box, build a foam core structure, anything you can come up to make a miniature room.

2. Design or order your 3D model
Design your own models or shop other designers’ miniatures from the Shapeways marketplace - some suggestions are on contest page or check out the miniature future listings at shapeways.com/miniatures/furniture.

3. Decorate your room
Use your 3D printed furniture and decor and other materials as needed.

4. Submit one picture of your miniature scene
Photograph your scene and post it to Shapeways Facebook Wall. In the description tell us which items are 3D printed and how you finished them and include the hashtags #shapeways and #3Dminihouse. All entries due by 11:59pm PST on April 10, 2015. You can submit multiple photos for different scenes. (If you don't a have Facebook account send me a link to your blog post with your entry or email me photos and I'll submit them for you, modernminifan (@) gmail.com)

Judges Panel:
Carol Mitcheson, Miniature Maker and Collector, mitchymoominiatures.blogspot.com
Kacie Hultgren, Designer, PrettySmallThings.com & KacieHultgren.com
Megan Hornbecker (me), Designer and Modern Miniatures Fanatic, shapeways.com/shops/ModernMiniHouses and modernminihouses.blogspot.com

Meet our mini house contest judges – read all about us on the Shapeways' blog post "Mini houses, maximum inspiration".

Check out the contest page for more details, links to tutorials to get you started, inspirational 3D models, terms & conditions and all that stuff.
shapeways.com/contests/3d-printed-miniature-houses-2015


Shapeways' Designer Spotlight on Megan of Modern Mini Houses
Plus, check out my SketchUp tutorial here to get started designing.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Le Bureau Parisien by Phillip Nuveen

Phillip Nuveen sent me these photos of his latest project "Le Bureau Parisien". Click on the image to see the larger photos. Phillip also revamped his website. Check out all of his work and miniatures at PhillipNuveen.com/ and also his etsy store etsy.com/shop/PhillipNuveenDesign.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Dreaming bigger...

If I was a Barbie girl, I'd live in this Barbie world. I love this retro kitchen by Fuchs made in Western Germany I saw on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/181663183098?rmvSB=true.

So tempting. I already caved and started collecting some 1:24, but I don't think I could find enough space to jump to 1:6. Sigh.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Shapeways 3D printed Miniature Houses Contest!!!

3 months in the making and it's finally here! I'm happy to announce Shapeways 3D printed Miniature Houses Contest

Details:
3D printing is the perfect tool for creating unique pieces for your miniature house or display. Show off what you've made with Shapeways and enter for a chance to win printing credit. Submit a picture of your miniature house or roombox display decked out with furniture and decor items 3D printed by Shapeways - either your own original designs or the many miniatures for sale on Shapeways. In the description be sure to tell us which items are 3D printed and how you finished them.

All participants will receive a code for 10% off an order with Shapeways after the contest has ended. Contest ends April 10, 2015.



Judging based on the following criteria:
Creativity: How do you create an inviting, original, miniature environment incorporating 3D printing?
Craftsmanship and quality: How well is the display put together and your vision realized?
Detail: What surprising, original details do you include that delight viewers?

How to Enter:
1. Start with any miniature space
Use a dollhouse, storage box, build a foam core structure, anything you can come up to make a miniature room.

2. Design or order your 3D model
Design your own models or shop other designers’ miniatures from the Shapeways marketplace - some suggestions are below (on contest page).

3. Decorate your room
Use your 3D printed furniture and decor and other materials as needed.

4. Submit one picture of your miniature scene
Photograph your scene and post it to Shapeways Facebook Wall. In the description tell us which items are 3D printed and how you finished them and include the hashtags #shapeways and #3Dminihouse. All entries due by 11:59pm PST on April 10, 2015.

Judges Panel:
Carol Mitcheson, Miniature Maker and Collector, mitchymoominiatures.blogspot.com
Kacie Hultgren, Designer, PrettySmallThings.com & KacieHultgren.com
Megan Hornbecker, Designer and Modern Miniatures Fanatic, shapeways.com/shops/ModernMiniHouses and modernminihouses.blogspot.com

Check out the contest page for more details, links to tutorials to get you started, inspirational 3D models, terms & conditions and all that stuff.
https://www.shapeways.com/contests/3d-printed-miniature-houses-2015

Also, for Mini Week at Shapeways, I was featured in the Designer Spotlight, check it out here https://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/19908-designer-spotlight-megan-hornbecker.html

Check out my Designer Spotlight on Shapeways blog

It's "mini week" at Shapeways and kicking it off is a really cool contest I'll post details about later today. To get the ball rolling you can check out my Designer Spotlight on the Shapeways blog here:

https://www.shapeways.com/blog/archives/19908-designer-spotlight-megan-hornbecker.html

More contest details coming soon, please check back tonight. :D