Documenting my attempt to recreate Number 96, the iconic block of flats from the Australian TV soap opera of the 1970s, as a 1:12 dollshouse (2012):
Jack Sellars in Norma's Bar. Note the painting of Norma on the wall. This is one of the sets I plan to recreate in 1:12 scale.
Shelving, counters, till, replica product packaging, Boulevard Cafe furniture, etc., to recreate Aldo's deli from Number 96. Looks like a bomb just went off! (And yes, there will be a ticking box of Spanish olives.)
Aldo's deli as seen from above. This is one of the sets I plan to recreate in 1:12 scale.
Furniture and props to decorate Flats 1, 3, 5 and 7 from Number 96. Recognisable artifacts used by Les and Norma Whittaker, Herb and Dorrie Evans, Reg and Edie Macdonald and Vera Collins. Did you notice the Murphy bed Les installed for his mother-in-law, Norma's wig stand, Dorrie's hat, Vera's dressmaker's dummy, someone's saucy lingerie, and Edie's typewriter and her seven "little men".
The building known as Number 96. I plan to recreate it in 1:12 scale.
I bought two of these white Casa Living four-shelf bookcases from The Reject Shop, which will become the frame of my "Number 96" dollshouse.
Mr Perky's cage has been sourced, via eBay. It's actually very hard to find a less-elaborate 1:12 birdcage like this one. Several miniatures fairs and online sellers have had a variety of beautiful, cylindrical shapes, or that looked more like crazy, domed castles. But I needed simple.
Herb Evans and Mr Perky, Flo's budgie, in Flat 3.