Friday, 22 June 2012

Le Forge - The Blacksmith's Forge

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well. This week I have made some more progress on my blacksmith's forge. It hasn't been easy to complete especially when I never have been in one myself.

Unfortunately you don't find any miniatures  fit for a forge so I had to do most of it myself. Piece by piece, I manged to finish it off.  Probably I would still be adding more accessories  to it but the headache of it all is over. Obviously I still need to work on  the whole property.

Firstly I started building the smoke hood and the heart which where both made out of wood. I have added a lit fire basket to the heart so it would light up eventually when all the lights have been added. I also added small pieces of real coal around the fire basket. Then I stared working on the bellows. The bellows are made out of wood and a piece of linen instead of leather. The linen was pleated and painted to make it look a lot like leather. Then I did the water tank which was made out of wood and painted in silver paint.  

After those where ready, I started working on the work bench which I made out of wood. I also made a forge clamp to attach to the work bench. I made the clamp out of polymer clay and painted it. I am actually very pleased with the outcome of it.  I also added a shelve over the work bench which I did too.  

Then I added some more accessories to the room apart from the ready made tools, I made the coal sack, the metal sheets are made out of cardboard and the metal rods/spokes are made out out cut out toothpicks. I also added the ceiling beams to the room.

Then the fun part came with black acrylic paint and a paint brush I dirtied the whole room, tools and accessories to make it look like suet.

I'm quite pleased with the out come . I hope you all like it. I still can't believe it that I have finished this room. 

Here are some photos of the blacksmith's forge.

Please keep tuned as I continue with this project very soon.

Wishing you all a happy weekend.

Take Care.

Rebecca xxxx

The smoke hood,  and heart
The Water tank and bellows

The heart, bellows and water tank.                                                               
The Work bench
The wooden shelve

The Forge's Clamp

The Blacksmith's Forge
A closer look.


  1. Well done Rebecca! It looks so life like.

    1. Thank you so much Anna. I'm so glad that you like it.

  2. Wow your forge is amazing. I have never been in one but I am sure they look just like yours. Fantastic work I love it.
    Hugs Maria

    1. Hi Maria, Thank you so much for your kind comments. Neither have I been in a forge but have been through quite a lot of pictures to make it as realistic as possible.

  3. Hi Reb! This is just fabulous! Keep it up! Ros is particularly keen on it!

  4. Your forge is amazing and well done on making most of the items yourself as they look so realistic :).

    1. Hi Diane, Thank you so much for your comments. I didn't have much choice in making most of the items. You don't find miniatures for a forge. Take Care.