I guess it has become obvious that I like miniatures of various kinds. Here is a selection of ‘model-sheets’ and ‘construction-kits’.
I admire anyone who can actually put these models together – it needs nimble fingers and the patience of a saint – at least that’s what I believe! But the sheets or materials themselves are great to look at in their own right.
Here are two lovely examples of finished buildings:
Model-sheets are not just for children – architectural models in particular. A rather melancholic item in my collection is the model of ‘Robin Hood Gardens’, a social housing project built in 1969-1972, now demolished. It didn’t work out.. More on its history here (the V&A aquired a section for its collection and exhibited this at the 2018 Venice Biennale to mixed reactions).