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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:32 pm 
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greetings to all…

here’s a large “glitter house” i recently completed for a client…the actual house, built in 1890, is located in the great lakes area near the canadian border…

i worked from a series of over 50 different photographs of the property… it is also more “architecturally accurate” than most “glitter houses” I’ve built in the past…most features had to be selectively condensed and compressed in order to build it in a manageable size for display…

the base measures 9” x 13 3/4”…it is 8 1/2” tall including the base…there are 41 windows, 3 doors and around 20 pieces of shrubbery…

it is fully illuminated with six 5mm diameter “warm white” 12-volt LED lights powered by a plug-in wall unit similar to a cell phone charger…the off/on switch is disguised as the top of the air conditioner at the rear of the house on the porch side…

the entire interior of the house is also painted white to reflect and direct as much light as possible through all the windows and doors…

this is also the first piece i have done that is completely finished, detailed and landscaped on all four sides…

my very best regards…

howard…


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Wow Howard!! That is pretty amazing!!!!! I love that it even has an AC unit. Great Job!


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Oh, I really love this!


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The detail is really nice. I like the front steps w/ railing.
Can you describe how you made that.

Steve


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regarding steps...

here's a rough sketch of how pieces are cut and assembled...only showed one of four post...and one of two sides...

hope this answers your questions...

my very best regards...

howard...


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Thanks Howard.

As always awesome picture.
Easy to understand.


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Wonderful job, Howard!!! Especially like the pictures of the house lit up...AWESOME!!!


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regarding the house lighting...i get all my LED products from these folks...

http://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/

note...i have no commercial interest or connection with the company... :)

my very best regards...

howard...


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