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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:13 am 
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PutzinVT wrote:
Howard:

You may have posted in the past. But how many of the "Pack-o-Fun" houses have you made to date.You many have to start calling it a City not a town, with all the dwellings now.

Steve


Steve...I believe there will be about 15 or so by the time November rolls around...I'll post a "Family Portrait"... :lol:

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update...06-27-2018...

time for a church for my "pack-o-fun" size village...see the pattern sheets below in the two PDFs...

i'll be hand cutting the window mullions from card stock...so if you plan on building and using die-cut or printed windows...you will have to adjust the window openings to fit...

the colors probably be a grey body and tower, red roof and steeple plus a green fence...progress pictures will be posted later...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:37 pm 
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Hi Howard, it's nice to see a church, and i like the sounds of a gray church.

Did you do something different for the sides of the base?


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Like the church, elegant windows, can't wait to see it painted and lighted. When I first read your post and you said you were painting it gray the first image that popped to mind was a Blue roof. Will have to put that on my list.


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Like the church, elegant windows, can't wait to see it painted and lighted. When I first read your post and you said you were painting it gray the first image that popped to mind was a Blue roof. Will have to put that on my list.

Hello...I went with red since I’m trying not to repeat house and roof colors on the POF houses I’m building...the goal is to get as much variety as possible... :D


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Lynn wrote:
Hi Howard, it's nice to see a church, and i like the sounds of a gray church.

Did you do something different for the sides of the base?

Lynn...I just wrapped the base with ordinary brown paper bag...what you see are the “gift wrap” fold lines...it’s still the simple cardboard base I always make...
Howard...


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update...6/28...

here are the window inserts for the church...the hand-cut card stock mullions are painted with emperor's gold metallic craft paint...the windows are stained glass printed paper...

howard...


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:56 pm 
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Hand cut windows. That kills me. The consistency in your cutting is very impressive. These are going to be great windows in that church. Great design.


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Looks fantastic Howard! Can't wait to see the final build... ;)

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update...07/01/2018...

greetings to all...

the church is finished...the total height, including the 3/4-inch thick base, is 7-inches...i'll let the picture tell the rest of the story...

my very best regards...

Howard...


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