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PostSubject: Making a Xmas Present!   Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:18 pm

I popped this in the 'other model section' for this very reason its not a boat!

Time has yet again come around for xmas and the big question remains ''what do you buy kid's that have everything?''

The 'kid' in question is my daughter, after much thought (more by the wife then me) it was 'decided' (being threaten with a frying pan here) that Our Eldest would be getting along with the rest of the normal 'junk' a Dollshouse!

''Uff'' here we go again another impossible task in no time at all....

Well after some searching around the web ( i didnt get involved i just nodded and went mmmhmmmm most of the time) the Wife ordered a dollhouse kit, Then the wife had her most brilliant idea yet... 'hey hunny, you got 3 weeks till xmas get this painted and put together so I can see the look on her face when she pulls of that paper!'

YA NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (banging head against the wall at this point) needless to say SWMBO is getting her own way. (mind you its a nice break from doing nothing!)

Anyhow ... here's the start of the project i have been working on, i have the next 12 days to get it finished..... (lets hope santa sends his elfs!)

This is what it should look like ...



And this is it's current state!











Wish me luck, update in a few days!

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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:48 pm

Okay guys, What odds are we having on a finished project????? regular piccies reqd please...
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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Mon Dec 12, 2011 8:37 pm

Think we need to know the time and date it was started, how many hours per day working on it, if it is going to be powered by brushed or brushless and if it's like the last one I built, will it be pebble dashed on the outside.



I remember years ago putting the last gloss coat on a 3ft wooden train on Christmas eve, yes it was dry,just.



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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:49 am

Does it get the whole house treatment? Fitted Kitchen etc

..................... A Modelers Workshop?

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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Tue Dec 13, 2011 8:28 am

So is that you? and I thought you where an old F*rt, the house is very nice, you are lucky these days as when I was serving my apprentership I got asked to make them all the time , now you can buy nice bits pre made, I think your house is very nice I hope you hade planning permishion,or the Fat controlfreak the man from the council will be arround and putting a demo notice on it.

keep up the great work on it by the way , nice to have a variety, can you make me a spell checker for xmas.



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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:05 pm

I know nowt about Dolls houses but that looks rather good version. As I have three granddaughters I expect to get involved one day.

Do tell us about the kit and where they are obtained etc. Do you have to hide it away while the glue is drying ? as I see your in the house.

More pics please.

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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:59 pm

Until selling up prior to moving earlier in the year Jo had 2 that size completed and fully furnished right down to carpets and rugs she kept the furniture & and made Persian 1/12th rugs.
This pic shows her 1940-50 doll collection, the middle section is all the 1/12th stuff.



I built her a ROOM box with a picture frame front hinged and a magnetic catch to hold it closed she changes the setting occasionally never did get around to painting it lol



and with the front open.



Silly me sent her the link to this thread she proclaimed OOOOOHH weve got room for two I'm off to scour ebay.
Like you mate she buys kits I have to assemble right now it's urgent.
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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:05 pm

Norseman wrote:
Does it get the whole house treatment? Fitted Kitchen etc

..................... A Modelers Workshop?

Dave

I must admit Jo has all the tools for a vintage work shop it's amazing what is available in 1/12th dolls house stuff, while we were living in the city I was dragged kicking and fighting to Doll & Doll house shows all over the place. Grrrrr
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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:18 pm

So how is it going?
In my house I always get the last word.





its






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"Yes Dear"

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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:13 pm

Here for anyones Mrs thats interested is a link to my site where there are pics of some of the wifes dolls houses.

http://www.freewebs.com/alanparkin/apps/photos/photo?photoid=23848534
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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:03 pm

I'm a cheapskate......I built my daughters and then got her to decorate and paint it, lol....she enjoyed doing it too.

but must admit, I enjoyred building it.

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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:27 pm

Just at update guys and gals.

Its 90% finished, just needs the external stone work, windows and door painted.

The Door I'm leaving blank and i will let my daughter decide the colour.

The only thing i wont be doing will be the roof, as we are fitting miniature roof tiles to it rather then the slate pattern paper effect.

To answer one question, I've been building it at my parents home not at mine, as to keep it way outta the kids view b4 the day, tomorrow however its being moved to my workshop, so i can add the last few details to the front which should be interesting to say the least fitting that in my small space, but fortunately its only for a few days then it being put indoors in its permanent home.






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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:35 pm

she'll be well pleased with that Aron..she'll be hyper on christmas morning.

great stuff.

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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:38 pm

Looking good Aron she will be pleased.
I'll not show my missus the finished product in case it gives her ideas and starts hounding me lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:40 pm

Hi Roadrunner

I am not fooled by the Doll's House facade

I await the reveal.



When does the house turn into a boat? cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Tue Dec 20, 2011 8:56 pm

You been on the Magic Mead Dave?

Oooh wait a mo flip eer bum up and roof becomes hull bottom and big stickyout bit on ground floor is flight deck of HMS Doll Carrier all female crewed. er umm powered by hot air from all the gossip and naggin at their fellas on the phone.
Will this scenario work?
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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:12 am

Still not sure if he is going to finish it before the day though!!!!!!

Does not putting the roof tiles on count as not finished?? Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:35 am

I would have thought the kit would come with scalloped tile strips in 3mm MDF either ready cut to length or cut yourself.
Otherwise roof tiles in 1/12th scale are available on the net to print on your printer.
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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:02 pm

Damien wrote:
You been on the Magic Mead Dave?

Yes Damien, much more than usual lately as I have been on annual leave. All that ended last night as I am back in work tonight (even in X'mas day on major works). Very little Magic Mead from now because our Drugs & Alcohol policy is rightly one of the severest around ........... D&A with Railways just don't mix.

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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:59 am

Norseman wrote:
Damien wrote:
You been on the Magic Mead Dave?

........... D&A with Railways just don't mix.

Dave

er no comment, last time I was on a train out of liverpool, it felt like Blackpools mad mouse. can you rember that Neil. ? Maybee drink might help?



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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:02 pm

Hi Peter

If it felt like the Mad Mouse then the track geometry is probably out

and they need someone like me to come and tamp and line it Very Happy

On the other hand ........... maybe it was just one of my bad days Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: Making a Xmas Present!   Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:14 pm

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Hi Peter

If it felt like the Mad Mouse then the track geometry is probably out

and they need someone like me to come and tamp and line it Very Happy

On the other hand ........... maybe it was just one of my bad days Embarassed

Dave

Dave it was a few years ago in fact it was a few few years ago it may have been a steam train come to think of it



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