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Old 05-21-2012, 05:29 PM
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Talking 1/12 scale Miniature dollhouse

A MINIATURE DOLLHOUSE? WTF DUDE?

One of my mother's childhood dream is to have a miniature dollhouse however she doesn't want to build the actual house. She just wants to decorate it.

So, for Mother's day I decided to build one for her! Turns out it's quite cool to build and me and my Fiance had a lot of fun building it.

The build started in March 2012 and ended in May 2012.

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When I received the box. That thing was quite heavy.


Kit is a Greenleaf Corona Magnolia dollhouse in scale 1/12


Some of the supplies to get started



This is what will be the roof shingles. Took me like 3 hours to seperate these *******s..




Window sashes



Window sashes primed and sealed










Front door and balcony french doors


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Old 05-21-2012, 05:31 PM
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we used post-it notes to identify the walls




Received some door knobs, flooring and house numbers








Front door knob assembled



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Old 05-21-2012, 05:33 PM
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Started assembly; The first support walls were quite difficult to slide in place





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Old 05-21-2012, 05:35 PM
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A lot of progress later; Wood filler in between wall sections and much more had been done






Some flooring had been glued on


Chimney assembled


Cutting and measuring for the floors





Work had started on the stairs





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Old 05-21-2012, 05:37 PM
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Filling all the gaps in between sections and panels



All floors glued on



Stair railings installed

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Old 05-21-2012, 05:39 PM
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Shingles needed to be hot glued on because the wood is so thin, wood glue would make the shingles curl up. This was a long and boring process




House finally complete!




Interior is empty; my mother will have to purchase baseboards, crown mouldings, wallpapers, ceiling lights and other stuff to fill it up!


A framed picture of me and my Fiance over the hearth




This little brush is quite useful for dusting off the house. Also very useful to hide the horrible mishaps I made for the kitchen floor. I will buy her a rug so she can cover it up.


My Porsche posing in front.


And one of my bikes :P

Overall I must admit this is a cool hobby to do with your loved one. The instructions are not what we're used to with rc kits and model kits. They're just a huge block of text and a reference sheet.

Now that this one is done, I intend to build myself a garage so I can place my cars inside!

Hope you enjoyed watching! Now it's off to my mother.

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:26 PM
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oupsy...

I don't even -speak- to my mum anymore...

Nice to see that you have helping cat's hands to make your life easier... (or a better misery depending on the cat's mood...)
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what are the room dimensions? Follow up ~ how much flooring did you use?

Thank You!
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Looks cool but man did that give me a headache thinking of building one.
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I must say, you did a fine job with this. Greenleaf kits can be a challenge.

Any one contemplateing a build like this... it is fun. Check out "Real Good Toys" for some really nice kits that aren't real girly. They are a little more expensive but well worth it.

Also, if you want to use them for outdoor display in RC dioramas, look for "front opening" which when closed, looks like a house all the way around rather than one side open for decorating.

Real Good Toys is also made in Vermont & they are real good about working with you if you want to cover the open wall so it looks like a scale house rather than a doll house... still have to make your own garage though.
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