1:144 Scale Chinese Buildings

Before getting deeply into the big project, the Chinese Tea House, I decided it would be good for me to ‘reactivate’ my rusty mini-skills such as painting, gluing, cutting, sanding and attention to details, those skills that I haven’t used for 10 years. So I made these wooden slot and tab building kits. The ancient styles include a Chinese Opera Theatre, a Chinese Tea House, a Chinese Silk Factory and a Chinese Inn or Hotel.

4 completed buildings

4 completed buildings

As good as they were when completed, they lacked a certain authenticity because of the exposed edges and the slots and tabs not being painted.

Ancient Chinese Opera Theatre

Ancient Chinese Opera Theatre

Ancient Chinese Inn

Ancient Chinese Inn

Ancient Chinese Silk Factory

Ancient Chinese Silk Factory

Ancient Chinese Tea House

Ancient Chinese Tea House

I worked to match the paint colours and painted the blue-grey and the brown exposed edges and white spots. Now I feel much better about their looking more authentic than before.

Ancient Chinese Inn Edges Painted

Ancient Chinese Inn Edges Painted

Ancient Chinese Silk Factory Edges Painted

Ancient Chinese Silk Factory Edges Painted

Ancient Chinese Opera Theatre Edges Painted

Ancient Chinese Opera Theatre Edges Painted

Last touch will be to paint the off white parts. Another job for another day.

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About Roz Weitzman's World

Periodically in China since 2005 to research my cookbooks and travel in China and southeast Asia. Loving the experience. Want to keep in touch with my friends and family all over the world! I published my Chinese Cookbook called 'Roz Weitzman's World of Chinese Comfort Food'. This week I published my latest in my series of Chinese cooking called "Roz Weitzman's World of Yunnan Food". Please won't you scribble a thought or two. I really appreciate your comments! AND IF YOU SHOULD WISH TO REPOST MY RECIPES OR OTHER OF MY POSTS ON YOUR OWN BLOG, BE SO KIND AS TO POST A LINK BACK TO MY BLOG AND GIVE ME CREDIT FOR MY ORIGINAL WORK. MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE.

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2015, in Friends, Just for Fun, Letters From China, Miniatures and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Looks like you haven’t lost the touch.

  2. Hey FG…….no matter how you look at it…..YOU HAVE NEVER LOST YOUR TOUCH!!!!!!!!…..Still the best……Love FB

  3. Oh you are sooo right to paint the tabs/slots… makes a huge difference! I love them… how sweet! Imagine… a decade without making a mini! Surely you could have incorporated some mini work into teaching all these years????

    Much love Cheryl

    • All these years, I didn’t have a place to do them, I didn’t have the supplies, I didn’t know what the subject would be, Chinese yes, but there were always so many good ideas. Like magic, all of the sudden I found the gator board and the glue and the straight pins and the masking tape that’s when it all started.

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