shopping trolley chair conversion project

ok, first i need to say this was just a little idea i had to use an old trolley that was in the garage!. but the kids really liked it which meant i had to live with it in the house which in turn meant i had to make it slightly presentable! . although this sort of conversion furniture is a world away from what i normally do, it is impossible not to learn something from the process and hopefully integrate it into a ” proper” project. for that reason i´ll put the pics on here…be gentle i know its pretty ugly!!

“joan of arc” chair, accidental furniture!

ok , so the story of this thing! ?. i did the original chair years ago ..it was probably the worst chair design ever made, very heavy, pretty unstable but ergonomically pretty correct. its been knocking around here ever since shouting for an up-grade. So the base was chopped off and the shape shortened.the new base wasn´t intentionally made to make it look like a funeral pyre! , I was actually trying out structural solidity with fine bars. but hey another example of accidental furniture comes to life! ;))

Zeppelin steel frame lamp project

We all now how utterly cool the old zeppelins were, probably because of their enormous size and beautiful shape (as well as the knowledge that they were ridiculously dangerous to be in). So I thought it was time to build one. The idea is that it´ll be some sort of feature for above a large dining table and i´ll integrate some small halogens where the motors were for down lights. Not finished yet, needs the gondola and lights plus finishing and varnish. I won´t be putting a skin on it as I love the framework
hope you like it so far 😉
cheers sig
ps its approx 1:100 …2.4m long!

Bela (Lugosi) arm chair !

being a long time fan of Bauhaus (the music group in this case not the architectural movement), and because the first easy chair was inspired by the famous maxell tapes advert from the 80´s with peter Murphy, i decided to make the standard “EASY 1” a little more special!!
the steel was cut away to give the impression of lightness and the whole thing was coated in a “cape” of very many metres of leather. the whole thing was sanded, aged using many odd chemicals, painted, sanded again and then waxed before i was happy with the end result.

quite pleased with the result, a bit out of the ordinary, here’s the pics, felt the need to use the smoke machine too!;)

mexican airfield slot track model

the track has been ..err… naturally weathered by dust, cement mixing close by and spiders and it is now looking better than ever (in my opinion!!) so it inspired a new batch of pics.
hope you like them..remember all this is at 1:43 scale
cheers sig