Posts Tagged ‘pets’

Ever since putting the sets of dog miniatures together, I’ve been wanting to make a cat version. This originally started as a set of printables but quickly expanded.

I have six sets of miniatures available for sale. Unlike the dog sets, every piece in the cat versions was made by me. Each set includes a cube bed:

A scratching post:

A mouse, fish and feather toy, plus a bag of treats.

These sets are available here on Model Horse Place.

In addition to the minis, I have a set of free printables for you all.

On my Facebook page, I asked if other hobbyists would be willing to share photos of their cats I could use on the packaging. There were so many responses, and I tried to use as many photos as I could. Thank you to everyone who shared photos with me!!

There are six varieties of the “Noms” food bags:

These are pretty straightforward to put together.

There are four bags of treats, and a box of litter.

The treats are assembled just like the food bags, but I glued the top closed instead of folding it over.

The litter has a slot on the flap, so if you could add a handle if you’d like. This one is just a thin strip of cardstock glued in place.

The canned food is a little more time consuming.

My family calls these things “meat cans”

Each can has two strips. I cut these out with an Exacto blade and a metal ruler, but you could use scissors as well.

Start with the plain white strip and roll it tightly around a toothpick, adding a little glue to help keep it in place. (don’t glue it to the toothpick)

When you reach the end, add on the second strip, then keep rolling until the image covers the whole can.

Slide it off the toothpick and cover each end with the top and bottom image.

PDF Download: Cat Stuff 1 & Cat Stuff 2

For best results, print at 100% on the High quality print setting. I used plain computer paper. Feel free to re-size for different scales, but please do not redistribute or sell these, thank you!

Plastic cats need to be spoiled like the ponies, right?! 😀 Have fun!

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More Dog Collars

Several weeks ago I came across miniature plastic buckles on eBay. These are designed for 1:6 scale military/action figures, but I figured they miiiiight work in 1:9, so I ordered a few sets. These came from a Chinese seller, btw, as the price was much lower than the US seller. (I can wait 3+ weeks if that means saving $$ lol)

The larger, which is 5mm, best fits 1/4 inch ribbon or lace (but it’s a tight fit) while the small 3mm buckle fits 1/8. I’m not sure what I’ll do with the 5mm buckles as they’re a bit too large for my liking… but you never know! I’m SO excited about the 3mm though. My first thought was adding them to saddlebags.

The second was dog collars, so I put together three of them today. One in purple…

One in blue…

And hot pink.

They actually work!

I’d like to get a heavier wire to use for the second buckle and keeper, but this works for now.

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Colorful Collars

Even though I’m more of a cat person, a lot of dogs have been added to the collection lately. This weekend I decided that they all needed fancy collars.

The end result:

(yes that’s a Trek insignia on the corgi – his name is “Spock” after all :P)

I switched things up a little for the retriever… his is leather, not nylon. 🙂

And since this pup has been wearing the same collar for 8 years, I figured it was time to upgrade it.

The only one who is missing is my Australian Shepherd… he’s been sitting in primer for um, a while. I still hope to find the rest of the Breyer dogs one day, and if I do they’ll be sure to get their own fancy collars as well.

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