About Me

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Karen Benson

My involvement in miniatures spans more years than I care to share.  When my three children were small, I handcrafted 1:12 scale miniatures and sold them through CIMTA to many dollhouse shops in the USA and internationally.  My main products were dressed mannequins, ladies accessories and toys – sold under the name Karen Benson Miniatures. 

Upon returning to the workforce I gravitated to 1:48 scale miniatures – Thanks to my show partner, Sally Manwell – Once I designed and cut my first 1:48 scale kit on a laser there was no going back as I had found my niche.  The Quarter Source is meant to be your “One Stop Shopping For 1:48 Scale”.  In addition to this website you will find me at the National Association of Miniaturiste Enthusiasts (NAME) National and Regional conventions selling as a dealer and teaching workshops.  Any other shows I participate in will be listed on the website.



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