It’s often been said that pavement artists live in a different world from the rest of society. Those rare, strange creatures who inhibit street corners, hunched over in the most peculiar of manners, painstakingly creating art for the passers-by, hours on end, only for the rain to come and wash the whole thing away.
Certainly, we all have a bit of craziness inside of us to do such a thing, and when we are creating art on the street, we do at times disappear into our own little worlds. Time stands still, and the outside world becomes little more than a blur as our focus and concentrations is poured into our latest creation. Of course, this ‘little world’ is generally of our own making, easily snapped out of at the first signs of rain or other such calamity.
But what if our LITTLE WORLD became A REAL WORLD?
Well now it has, because the German model company PREISER has produced the world’s first ever HO scale street painters, complete with passers-by, miniature bag of chalks, unfinished masterpiece pavement painting, and of course a scaled ‘hat’ for contributions. The nine piece set consists of six figures all painstakingly hand painted and moulded in plastic.
I got my set this morning!
PREISER–The world’s top manufacturer of miniature model figures, a family-outfit, Preiser are based near the German city of Nürnburg. They manufacture in all major scales, including G Gauge (1:22.5 scale), O Gauge (1:43), HO Gauge (1:76), N Gauge (1:160) and Z Gauge (1:220).
Preiser have been producing finely painted (and unpainted) figures for many years. Their range includes model railway, war game and architectural scales. In addition they also manufacture figures in a variety of other scales for such interests as Military and Architectural modelling.
Pavement art has now become so popular that model railway enthusiasts have even tried to create their own pavement art scene on their model platforms, so this gave Preiser the brainwave to make the pavement art scenes commercially available. Now, 1000’s of these miniature Screevers kits have been sold around the world…….and whoever said our LITTLE WORLD WAS GETTING SMALLER!
You can purchase your own little screever kit from the GAUGEMASTER website!
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