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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:28 pm 
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good afternoon...

this house has more details than many of the pieces i've made lately...and may be considered more of a toy train scenery piece...

base measures 5" x 7" x 3/4" thick...overall height, including base, will be about 6 1/4"...will have lightly textured sand finish with blushes of mica and glitter snow...not sure about the finished colors yet...there will be a "green pot scrubber hedge" in place of a fence...

the main reason the roofs are not glued on yet?...it's just be easier to paint and finish...then do final assembly...

my very best regards...howard...


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Very nice, Howard. Can't wait to see the next step.


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greetings to all...

finished the project this morning...but still have to do a little minor touch up with mica flakes, glitter and "snow-tex" in a couple of places...

yes...that is RED you see around the underside of the roofs...i borrowed the color scheme from a british hornby model train house...but the image is copyrighted...so i can't post...

note...i've been experimenting with a new window material...i hope to publish what i found on the forum later this week...

my very best regards...howard...


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Love the gray stucco effect!


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I love the red and the hedges are perfect touch. I'd love to know how you made the roof. :)


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Lynn wrote:
I love the red and the hedges are perfect touch. I'd love to know how you made the roof. :)


lynn...the roof is made up of five pieces...
a double layer of cardboard glued together then folded like a simple roof...there are two shingle panels (one each side)...with a folded cardboard cap down the top ridge...the reason for the two panels is that they were cut from one larger piece of cardboard that i heavily embossed with the corner edge tip of a small screwdriver to indicate individual slate-look shingles...a little sand in the primer and paint makes the roof look much more complicated than it actually is...

the smaller entry roof was made the same way...

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Thanks Howard :) I just love the shingles.


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love it all!


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Wauuu this house is amazing . Is somewhere a pattern to buy ? O I didn't see there is another paige. Thank you for pattern.


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Greetings to all...

Will see what can I do as far as a FREE pattern in a day or so. Gotta dig into my stack of old patterns and see what I can find...I’m certain I can post patterns for the major pieces...and you’ll find patterns that are adaptable from other house projects for the chimney, fence posts, trim, making the base, windows, etc...

Howard...

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