22 November 2011

Christmas Special Offer - Grab a bargain!

12th Scale Georgian Room box Kit

Available from JS Miniatures

A complete room box kit providing everything you need to build a Georgian room box. Everything you see in the photo is included apart from the paint so you can chose your own colour scheme. Decorate your room box in your chosen colour scheme, glue the box together with PVA glue (included) and finish with decorative mouldings and fireplace (supplied as a kit)

Room Box Kit includes:
9mm MDF box (13” x 10” x 9” WxDxH Internal dimensions)
Removable Perspex front
Decorative Georgian mouldings (skirting, dado & cornice)
Georgian Fireplace Kit
Wood flooring (Iron on)
PVA Glue
Full assembly instructions

The Georgian Fireplace Kit is available in 4 colours: Green, Cream, Orange-Red and Brown.

Order now for Guaranteed Delivery by Christmas
Delivery ouside the UK by prior arrangement.

Available from JS Miniatures

30 October 2011

New sizes, colours and a tile calculator!

Over the last couple of days I have updated the JS Miniatures website with a few new colours, sizes and a tile calculator so you can now work out exactly how many tiles you need for your dolls house room.

To try out the calculator click on the button opposite.
New colours include powder blue, green and stone and you can now chose from 1/2" tiles, 3/4" tiles and 1" square tiles.  Tiles

For the perfect finish for your tiles why not buy our white tile grout which is a very high quality grout which gives a very smooth finish, perfect for miniature tiles.

It is very easy to use.  After laying your tiles at 1mm spacings with white PVA adhesive, put a small quantity of the grouting powder into a small container and mix up with a few drops of water, gradually adding drops of water until you get a smooth, thick paste.  Add water with a pipette or similar as you can easily add too much.  A little grout goes quite a long way.
Then, spread the grout over the spaces with a plastic palette knife or coffee stirrer and push down into the gaps.  Do a small area at a time and wipe off immediately with a damp sponge.  Leave to dry for a few hours and then polish up the tiles with a cloth.

25 October 2011

Tiles - More new colours

I have added more colours to my expanding range. You can now chose from the classic look of black & white or go for a very Victorian red & black.

I will be adding new sizes in the next few days including 1" & 3/4" and I also now have grout available which will also be added to the site shortly.

New colours are available here

11 October 2011

Tile range - New colours

I have added new colours to my range of tiles. Along with the existing faux marble tiles I now have added some ceramic style tiles in clean, modern colours.

Dark blue, white and speckled black are available either as single colours or as mixed packs.  You can either chose from the standard pack sizes of 25, 50 or 100 tiles or I welcome custom orders, just drop me an e-mail.  I'll also work out what you need if you're not sure.

I can also cut them to other sizes - just let me know what you need.

Tiles are available here

They can either be laid flush as in the photo or you can leave a 1mm gap between the tiles and grout to give a very realistic finish as shown below.

27 September 2011

Working Modern Fireplace

Check out our working Modern Fireplace. This contemporary design has been brought to life by the addition of tiny LED's to provide a red glow to the logs and fireback.

It works off a standard 12v dolls house supply and is provided with a standard dolls house plug which can be removed for soldering to copper tape.

Available in both kit form and ready made: Working Fireplaces

I am working towards making all my fireplaces working over the coming weeks.

10 August 2011

New Product - Miniature Marble Finish Tiles

If you are looking for a marble tile but at a fraction of the cost then check out my new products.

These 1/2" square tiles are currently available in 2 colours - grey and creamy white but I'm looking to expand the range of colours and sizes so if there's a colour or size you would like then leave a comment or drop me an e-mail.

At 2mm thick they look and feel just like a real tile and are perfect for floors or walls.  To achieve the most realistic finish they are best glued on  with PVA glue leaving 1mm gaps between the tiles then grouted.*

They are available in 3 pack sizes on the website - 25 tiles, 50 tiles and 100 tiles but I can make these up in any quantity so if you have a large room or you don't know how many you need, drop me an e-mail and I'll work out the quantity and send you a Paypal invoice.

Discounts are available for buying larger quantities.

JS Miniatures Tiles

EDIT: Also available in green faux marble and in 3/4" and 1" sizes. Drop me an e-mail to order.

*Grout is available from Richard Stacey http://www.richardstacey.com/mortar.html#grout

2 August 2011

Reader Offer Available Now

Our reader offer in the Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine is out now!  Check out page 18 of the magazine to get a fantastic deal on our fireplaces.

The Georgian Fireplace kit is available with a brick back and hearth for only £18.95, a saving of £2 off the separate prices.

We have a brand new Victorian Fireplace kit for £22.95 and for those who have a modern dolls house the Modern Fireplace kit for £15.95.

To order you can either fill in the form in the magazine, call 01778 392 007 or go to: DH&MS Reader Offers to buy online.

Offer closes: 21st September 2011.

30 June 2011

Coming Soon: Victorian Fireplace & DH&MS Magazine Reader Offer!

After a lot of hard work and sleepless nights I am delighted to announce that I have a new product coming very soon. 

My brand new design is a Victorian fireplace with a late Victorian cast iron flat grate with tiles, based on the original, circa 1880. 

It will be available first as part of a three fireplace reader offer which will be in next months Dolls House & Miniature Scene Magazine (September Issue) which is out on the 28th July.

You will be able to purchase any of my existing fireplace kits along with the new Victorian kit but there are a few additions to the Georgian Fireplace kit which are not yet available on my website so be sure to check out the DH&MS reader offer!

Victorian Fireplace Preview

23 April 2011

New Product Launched - Marble Hearths

Suitable for many periods, but especially Georgian and Victorian, this faux marble hearth is designed to inlay into your existing flooring (or it can sit on top).

The faux marble is a perfect match for the Georgian Marble Fireplace so you can now buy a fireplace with a matching hearth.

The faux marble is shown as an example but due to the nature of the product the pattern will vary.
Approx overall size: 4 3/8ths" (110mm) L x 2" (50mm) W x 1/16th (2mm) D.

The hearth comes in green, cream, brown & red.

Price £4.50 including P&P.

To purchase click here

17 April 2011

Kit Review in Dolls House & Miniature Scene Magazine

For subscribers who had the Dolls House & Miniature Scene magazine drop on their doormat yesterday, you may have spotted that there was a kit review for our Georgian Marble Fireplace on page 75.

We were thrilled to receive such a positive review for our first fireplace.

Here are a couple of snippets from the review by Ann Sutcliffe for those of you that may not get the magazine:

"The instructions are impeccable, with absolutely nothing missed out, pictures, letters, and diagrams to show you all the way."

"The materials used, solid wood and imitation marble, lend a real weight to the finished model, making it a substantial and very appealing piece of miniature architectural furniture.  Because the pieces of this kit are precision cut, the whole build is absolutely trouble-free."

Ann has painted her kit in a Craig & Rose 1929 Adam Cream emulsion and it picks up the colours in the green imitation marble nicely.

The kit is available in 3 other colours - cream, red and brown.

We have now got matching hearths in the same imitation marble and these will be on the website in the next couple of days so if you would like to buy a kit with a hearth drop me an e-mail and I'll sort it out for you.

To purchase a Georgian Fireplace kit click here

8 March 2011

How can we improve our fireplaces? - New poll

How can we improve our fireplaces?  That's the new question of the poll we are curently running on our website. 

After the sucess of our first poll we would love to receive your feedback.  We are currently developing a Victorian fireplace but your feedback will help influence what we work on next so your votes do count!

To vote click here

6 March 2011

What dolls house are you currently making? - Results!

The results are now in!  Thank you to everyone who took part.

For those of you who have visited our site over the last few months you may have voted in our poll asking "What dolls house are you currently making?"

It has not been in vain - the information gathered has given us an insight into which periods of dolls houses are the most popular with you and we are now hard at work developing new fireplaces for the most popular periods.

29 January 2011

New Product Launched - Modern Fireplace

Just launched is a brand new fireplace for the modern dolls house.

If you want to be the trend setter of the dolls house world then this fireplace is for you!
A contemporary design based on it's full size counterpart, let your dolls house family put their feet up in front of the crackling log fire and enjoy the comforts of their modern home.

The log fire looks best inset into a chimney breast but this is not essential.

1 January 2011

Updated Website & Special Offer!

It's the 1st of January 2011 and we have updated our website.  We hope you will find it to be a much better website with all the standard information you would expect.

If you have any comments or suggestions those are always welcome and contact details can be found here

Special Offer

EDIT:  Removed due to quality issues.  New hearth coming soon.

Coming Soon

New fireplaces are currently being designed and prototyped so look out for updates over the coming weeks.

Welcome to JS Miniatures Blog

Hello and welcome to our blog.  Our intention is for this to be an opportunity for you to be the first to find out about our new products, special offers and what's going on.

As we begin 2011, JS Miniatures is comprised of me - Jennifer, the designer and manufacturer and my fiance Paul who keeps me on the right track.  Who knows where 2011 will take us!

We have a few exciting opportunities lined up for 2011 and we will post more about these when we have definite details but you should see a review of our first fireplace in two of the UK dolls house magazines later this year.

We were delighted to see that we have 2 followers before we've even posted anything so welcome to you and we hope you enjoy having something to read now!