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I am adding a section to the Artist menu above, in the Home Made Section, I will share pictues and hopefully some tutorials produced by my readers --  Go Here to see these! (Coming Soon)


Living Free in America

is the name I go by at Etsy and at eBay.  These two places are where we're selling items to help pay for my dream to eventually travel America.  The first section below is a sampling of what is in the store on Etsy!  It lists everything from Sussan Russo Miniatures Brasses to  Vintage Art work and a lot more.  Below that window is a small sampling of what I have for offer on eBay - more items I'm offering for sale can be found in the For Sale section of this web site --

Zooplies Miniature Haven is where I share what I know about miniatures.  Use the tabs at the top of the page to navigate the site.  Visit often - Use the comments to ask questions - give advise. But most of all - Just have fun!  If you want something - just ask!

Living Free In America is another personal site where I am currently sharing my motor home restoration progress, as well as a place where I'll share my photos and vent on occasion. Once the motor home is fully restored, I plan to live and travel across America, sharing my adventures with my readers. This will be a working retirement - and I hope it works out as I'm tired of working so much, that I don't have time to enjoy life - and to me - that is wrong.  I still have hopes of doing this, but only time will tell, in the mean time, I'll do my best to keep adding to this site.


New Additions & Places to VisitAnd Why! We Like Them


Ray Keim's Haunted Mansion Pintables'

I've added a new link to Miniature Artists -- Ray Keim's Paranormal Papercraft Projects are phenomenal!


Tool Box

As I collect tools I will describe them here, and offer advice on which ones I feel do the job the best.  This section of ZMH will also offer my complete reviews of these products .

If you have a tool that you would like to comment on, Review or offer, just leave a comment!


Miniature Folding Porch / Beach Reclining Chair

This 1/12th Scale miniature chair may be used for many applications, including beach scenes, garden scenes, porch scenes, picnics scenes and many others. It was a very popular style chair from the 1900’s through the 1950’s.   If you need another scale -- Just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Me and I will make a PDF file for you.

I've added a couple of more scales for the Folding Porch / Beach Chair.  It now includes 1/12th, 1/6th, and 1/4th Scales.


Miniature Mission Style Oak Occasional Chair

This is a relatively easy chair to make - most commonly used for dinning room chairs, it can be used for almost any occasion.


Miniature Cardboard Stand-ups

Make your own collectible cardboard stand-up with this tutorial.  These stand-ups can be made from almost any picture.  They can be used for theater venues, wall hangings or as advertising p.o.p. displays.  They are easy to make and the tutorial includes an assortment of printable stands.


Miniature PEI Potato Bag Tutorial

A Printable offered in Three 1/12th scale sizes 10, 25, and 40 lb bags.  Easy to make and the results are very good.  If you need another scale just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. me and I make it for you!


Miniature Hand Fan Tutorial

A small collection of miniature hand fans - including a hand-hand fan, a fan-hand fan, a superman-hand fan and many others.


Miniature Pizza Box Tutorial

Here's a new pizza box complete with a corner holder for sauces.  I've adding a tutorial as the box might needs some adjustments depending on the weight paper you use.

Now I just need someone to come up with a tutorial on how to make the pizza to go into the box, so visitors can share them as well.

Laura Miller is the host of Yahoo's Mini Patterns Group a group dedicated to the sharing of miniature printable patterns and all around miniature talk, stop by and take a look.  When you get the chance take a look at some of Laura's other work on her Webshots.

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Jim Byrnes Model Machines

Are by far the best equipment you can buy, if precision and durability are important when building your miniatures.  I've owned a lot of equipment over the 30+ years I've played with miniatures and nothing I've found, compares to the equipment Jim makes. Make sure you visit the reviews in the Tool Box section above.


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