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Storyteller With a Miniature Twist

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Here's a "Closer Look" at some of the miniatures + true crime projects I've produced for BuzzFeed Unsolved Network.

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Floor 2
Levels 2 & 3
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The Vault
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Bathroom
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Basement
First Floor
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Building A Case
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Doors Galore
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H.H. Holmes was my 2nd miniature and true crime build. It was a big, ambitious build that didn't get fully finished, but I plan on completing it someday when I have some down time.

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A Day In The Life
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Biggest challenge for the Yogurt Shop build was the miniature metal mesh rack. I searched for what felt like forever for a UV glue that I needed to adhere the pieces together. I made the rack out of small wooden dowels and aluminum. 

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How meta. Fun fact...

The Lizzie Borden House is one of my personal favorite builds. I created the floors and wallpaper by using a digital reference of what was in the actual still-standing house at the time of my build. I took screenshots from reference videos of the clearest sections and created 'wallpaper' by scaling it down in photoshop to fit my recreation.

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Miniature Salon Carré
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Oh, Mona Lisa...this one...this one was an experience, lol. I managed to lose my mini Mona reference on multiple occasions during the entire build and every time I went to cut out a new one, bam...it reappeared...oyeeeee...and don't get me started on my time with Big Mona...she was quite the experience, too, haha!

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This build needed lots of bricks and I spent a nice chunk of time etching them into the walls, painting and aging them. This was also the first time I used some kind of practical atmospheric effect in a miniature shoot and it turned out super neat.

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The Storage Locker
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Getting 'The Dating Game' sign right was a little bit of a challenge. I freehanded the font before transferring it onto XPS foam. From there, I cut the individual letters with a foam wire cutter and sliced them into multiple pieces so I'd have 2 sets -- one for each wall.

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I meant to make it small, but not this small...

Through this project I learned a whole lot more about this case, but the real lesson came in identifying all the flags in the President's office. The Oval Office had its challenges, and the garage turned out much smaller than I meant to make it, lol!

"The Dating Game" Show Miniature
The Lizzie Borden House Miniature
H.H. Holmes Murder Mansion Miniature
The Yogurt Shop Miniature
The Oval Office Miniature
10 Rillington Place Miniature
Me and Big Mona
The Lourve Salon Carré Miniature
Jail Cell Miniature
10 Rillington Place Miniature
Abandoned Project

A collection of some of more recent miniature creations.