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Anonymous asked: Do you have any tutorials on 1/6 scale furniture and accessories? I am making my 8 year old daughter a barbie house and need help furnishing it.

How cool!  The first is that most tutorials/plans that are 1/12 scale can be adapted to 1/6 or playscale by simply doubling the measurements invovled ie if something is 1/2 inch in 1/12 scale it become 1 inch in 1/6 scale.

The first tutorial I’d recommend is Gadget Trish’s Painting Barbie Furniture.  It will let you make over a variety of Barbie furniture, which can often be found really cheap at garage sales and second hand stores.  I’m not sure how it will hold up to vigorous play however,.

One of my favorite 1/6 scale blogs is The House at One Sixth.  She has lot of great inspiration, as well as a tutorial to make a fireplace.

This is a flickr group dedicated to 1/6 scale tutorials and as always it is worth perusing the miniature wiki page on 1/6 for links and ideas.

There are also lots of plans available for purchase on amazon.  My grandma made me tons of the plastic canvas stuff when I was little and it held up pretty well.

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i feel like dollhouse scale gets more/nicer stuff than playscale and playscale furniture is harder to find in the first place nnnnuuuuuuurgh

Hugs for the playscale lovers!  I think it doesn’t get the love as much because a) it takes up more space and b)Because its the Barbie scale its seen as more for playing and less for collecting (which is bs).

Anyways, I thought I’d put up some playscale resources for you all.

Regent Miniatures:  If you haven’t been following some of the projects they’ve been doing, you’ve been missing out.  Definitely proves that playscale is not just for kids.

Mini Treasures Wiki Page:  Lots of links to explore.

ELF Miniatures:  They do modern furniture, kitchens, and bathrooms in a variety of scales.

Playscale Minis:  A shop specializing in playscale accesories.

The one advantage playscale does have is that there is a ton of mass produced furniture out there at things like garage sales, just waiting for you to customize it.  This is a great basic tutorial on spray painting it. 

Also, don’t be afraid to adapt 1:12 tutorials to playscale.  In most cases, you can just double the measurements.

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