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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 3:54 pm 
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good afternoon...

it‘s a new month and time for a new project…or two… :D

i found a very small picture of this house on ted’s site…he called the category “candy boxes”…here’s a link…scroll down about halfway…

http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/papateds/earlyperiod.html

there are pictures of other similar houses on his site…but they are much larger and with more details…

the second picture is of all the parts except the base, foundation trim and the folded corner column pieces...fence sections will be cut to fit after the base is finished...

not sure of the colors of yet…but it will probably have a sand finish with a blush of mica flakes…

my very best regards…howard…


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:23 pm 
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Can't wait to see it come together!


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good afternoon...

the house is starting to take shape...still have to add the single-face corrugated trim around the base of the house...

then it's on to primer and finish...base measures 5" x 6 1/4" x 3/4" high...overall height, including base, is 5"...

the project looks rather drab right now...overlook the gray primer on the body and the unpainted trim, base and fence...

my very best regards...howard...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:00 pm 
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Looking very interesting, Howard! Will this house lift off from the base to reveal a "container" for candy, or no?

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Barb wrote:
Looking very interesting, Howard! Will this house lift off from the base to reveal a "container" for candy, or no?

Barb


Hello..."no candy box feature"...probably should have mentioned that earlier...

keep in touch...my very best regards...Howard...


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good evening...

what a difference a light coat of sand mixed in with the white primer makes...actually the "sand" is bird cage gravel...

i'm probably going to follow a color scheme like one of the other houses in the first picture in this topic...

the gray, green and salmon house looks pretty good...

paul...note...no pastels... :)

my very best regards...howard...


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Great look as is. Can't wait to see it finished.


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greetings to all...

just about finished with this project...the bottle brush trees shown are only temporary...

i'll be replacing them with taller model railroad scenery trees...i've used them before on a few projects...

hopefully i can get them by the end of the week...

i'll post a picture when the project is totally finished...

my very best regards...howard...


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Great job Howard. I love the colors and the Santa! I can't wait to see the trees.


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Looks pretty cool Howard, I love the green you went with!!! Cute Santa! ;)


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