Friday, 13 September 2013

Resistance is Futile!

Do you ever see a new miniature on a website or Facebook and think "I've got to buy that!"?  You then wrestle with your head v's heart asking questions such as...
1) What will I use it for?
2) What will (insert name of significant other) say when they find out?
3) What about all my other unfinished projects?
4) But it's only (insert cost)...

Your finger hovers over the "buy" button, perhaps even adding it to the cart and then changing your mind as you continue your silent dilemma.  You leave it for a while and find yourself going back for another look, maybe you even see another post about it on Facebook or Twitter teasing you while you try to make up your mind.

But we all know what happens in the end... don't we?!

You decide (insert name of significant other) won't mind once they see how amazing it is, how wonderful all the little tiny details are.  The question of "HOW MUCH??!" won't even be uttered.  You see the finished piece in your dolls house or miniature scene and you just have to have it.  There's probably even a few other things you add to the cart as it saves on postage right?  It's not that much money really....

.....So, what did I buy?

Well, it was only a small purchase..... it all started when I saw a post on Facebook by Miniatura Show showing the new kit available from Jane Harrop for Miniatura in a couple of weeks time.  I didn't think it would be available for sale yet but I went to her site and there it was, on the home page, calling to me....

Jane Harrop 1/48th Beach Hut Kit
1/48th Scale Beach Hut Kit by Jane Harrop

I almost bought it instantly... but then the questions started and I hesitated. The next day, there it was again and by that time it had evolved into a seaside scene in my mind and I couldn't resist.
I have a new found love of the smaller scales.  They are a bit fiddly but you can finish your purchase in a few hours or at most a weekend or two, so the satisfaction of completion is a great reward and they're relatively cheap by 1/12th scale standards.

Now all I have to do is find time to make it....

Like I said....

.....Resistance is Futile!

1/48th scale Beach Hut by Jane Harrop


  1. Hi Jennifer! I can certainly relate to what you are saying! There are many occasions where Reason and Common Sense fly out the window when confronted face to face with Desire. There are so many good reasons to cave in and it seems such a small thing to indulge and make the purchase when the other sensible options are only to get the Visa bill paid down and buy the groceries that are on the list. I can eat something out of a can, I say to myself and make the extra Visa payment later, after I buy ______! The desire for Mini Gratification is a constant struggle, everyday, One day at a Time!


    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      I can see you've been there many times! :)


  2. Hi Jennifer, I have done this also just recently. I was on the Phoenix site debating which fire place inserts to buy. I have looked at least 10 times. Finally I pressed the buy button. Resistance is Futile...I agree!

    1. Hi Indy_Poppy,

      The Phoenix site is certainly a tempting place. So many nice items with such great detail :)

  3. Hello Jennifer,
    I am glad you decided to go for it. I look forward to seeing your seaside vision come to life.
    Big hug,

    1. Hi Giac,

      Yes, it's a nice little kit. Lots of nice little details included.
      I hope to start on it soon :)


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