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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:23 am 
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greetings to all...

after a few rather large projects (which i can't post right now)...i decided to make something small, basic and fun at the same time...all four of the "pack-o-fun" houses....starting with the church...here's a link to the patterns and instructions...

http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=133

i am going to use printed paper doors plus add raised bases with fences...the church base measures 4 1/4" x 2 3/4" x 5/8" thick...the fence is 5/8" high...all the other houses will probably fit on about the same size base…i may vary the fence patterns on a couple of them…

if you’ve built any of the “pack-o-fun houses”...i invite you to post them in this topic…if you're thinking about making houses... start with the "pack-o-fun" patterns...

my very best regards…howard…


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:58 pm 
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I can't believe you are working on these houses and church, I was thinging sometime very soon, maybe after the holidays I would like to make this little village. I am going to be very excitd to see yours, keep the pictures coming.....


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:28 pm 
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lynn...

please, please, please make the houses...one of the most interesting thing to me will be to see what color combinations happen...

this may be when i go with a mica flakes final coat and no glitter...

my very best regards...howard...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:30 pm 
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So you opted not to make them out of used cardboard meat trays. :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:23 am 
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Sounds like fun Howard!! I will start making them as soon as I finish up my current project.


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Cool project!! Cant wait to see how they turn out!! :)
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In case you're having trouble tracking down the original article, it's here:

http://bigindoortrains.com/primer/glitt ... _o_fun.htm

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greetings...

here are all the major pieces...painted and ready for mica flakes, windows, door, details and snow-tex...

trying something different for the trees...different for me...but i know others out there have done it...

making the trees out of "canadian pine stems"...actually they're big, fat pipe cleaners...

got mine at hobby lobby...about 99-cents on sale...i used the 20mm diameter...the fullest diameter i've seen....

i cut to length and trimmed to a tree shape...added some white paint and mica flakes...

hope to finish the house early next week...

my very best regards...howard...


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Pretty cool, Howard. Love the pine stems idea, too.

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Looks great! I look forward to seeing the finished product.


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