Saturday, April 2, 2016

Kim & Jim

I was surprised that I didn't know about this 2014 video about Kim Adams and his work. I was glad to to have stumbled across it a little while ago. Turned out that bit of browsing also turned up this HO scale video wonder by Jimmy Cauty.


  1. Jim, thank you so much for posting this as I had no idea ... Kim Adams' work is amazing and inspirational. I love the way that he juxtaposes but also includes the miniature passages into his large scale pieces. Again, I knew nothing about Jimmy Cauty, but this is a whole new take and is really thought provoking. I wonder at what level (if at all) these gentlemen harbour a fascination for miniatures, or whether this is rather a way for them to get their thoughts in front of an audience ...whatever, these are two great videos, thanks!

    1. The first time I saw a piece by Kim Adams was on Queen St. west in Toronto sometime in the ‘80s. He had some some sort of satellite dish thingie mounted on a trailer parked in a spot on the street. I think the dish spun and you could look into it. I didn’t know what to make of it at the time, but for some reason I was fascinated. I’ve followed his projects off-and-on since then. Over the years he’s built a whole bunch of miniature pieces using HO scale model railroad components and other sorts of plastic model kits in addition to his much larger pieces. I should get together all my links where you can find online photos and post them in some sort of mega-post. In contrast, Jimmy Cauty’s work is something I learned about just in the last two weeks.