December of 2013 I used my Happy Birthday 25% off coupon from HBS to purchase the Street Of Shops. I had done all three shops in 2002-2003, but had a completely different vision for this set. I wanted to replicate what you might find in a block of shops in Pioneer Square or at the Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. Plus, I wanted to make almost everything myself!
I'll apologize now for some of the terrible picture quality. I left my "good" camera in the hotel room at McMennamin's when my daughter and I stayed there for her 25th birthday. All I had left was my iPhone 3g camera at the time. I now have an iPhone 5 and a GoPro, so all future photos should be much improved!
In this photo I'm employing my gluing jig as I build the display shelf.
The cash register screen glass was the display window of the cordless phone. The Starbucks payment screen is then sandwiched between the glass and a wood backing. The cash drawer base is made of wood. The item scanner is made of more metal parts and Fimo, and is connected to the cash register with black electrical wire. The receipt dispenser is also Fimo and a scanned receipt.
The Tazo tea display and signboard were made from wood and printies. The cups are made from various glue lids with printed labels. The syrup dispensers and milk are replicas I made after casting original containers into silicone mold, and then using them to make resin bottles. Color changes to the resin were achieved by adding shavings of artists chalk.
The sink is a candy tin I've been holding onto for a while. I just added the faucet and cleaning products purchased from HBS. The microwave is wood/metal pieces salvaged. The blender was made from silicone mold/resin/fimo.
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|Point of Purchase candy, cd's, Via packets,|
|Just wood, printies, and a lot of patience!|