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  3. Hurstwood Cottage Kitbash

    Totally ADORBZ! Will be so neat modern.
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    That is a nice collection.
  5. Thanks, everyone. just seems like everything happens at once ya know. I will contact Greenleaf and see what they say.
  6. I would try contacting Greenleaf.  I had a kit that was missing an entire wood sheet, and they sent me a new one free of cost- no questions asked.
  7. Glencroft didn't come with window sheets

    Keep your chin up Amanda! It is always onward and upward! Sorry to hear about your babies.
  8. Hurstwood Cottage Kitbash

    That is an adorable cottage. Thanks for sharing pictures.
  9. Hi from the UK!

    I like your plan for the modern exterior! Egg carton bricks can look very realistic but they're also tiny in half scale and take a long time. But you're not planning to brick the whole house, so maybe it won't be so bad. Here's a good post about egg carton bricks: http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php/cutting-egg-carton-bricks-plus (keep in mind that's 1:12 scale, so you'll want to make bricks half that size) Here's a post on my blog about 1:24 egg carton brick, to help you visualize the size: http://www.emilymorganti.com/blog/?p=10710 For the paneling you could use either a veneer or strip wood, depending on how much you want it to stand out from the side of the house. Micro veneer is essentially flat and you can cut it into whatever width strips you want. I've used it a lot for hardwood floors: http://www.emilymorganti.com/blog/?p=8018 If you don't want to cut and lay down the strips individually, another option would be to buy one of the veneer hardwood flooring sheets (like this) and cut your paneling out of that. Since you're only planning to panel one vertical strip and not the whole house, that might work for you.    
  10. Hurstwood Cottage Kitbash

    That's a cute little house! I found this interior picture on Bromley's website: https://www.craft-products.com/prodimages/large/BDH0512-4.jpg The little triangles look like they're meant to attach the second floor ceiling to the peaked roof. Oh, I just read in your introduction thread that this is 1:24 scale. My favorite scale.
  11. Hurstwood Cottage Kitbash

    Yeah, that's what it looks like but the roof doesn't need the supports and there's loads of them. http://imgur.com/a/xMA4F3F
  12. Glencroft didn't come with window sheets

    Window and door inserts are easily replaced with flat clear acetate from almost any source.  My personal favorite is packaging, but clear report covers and transparency sheets are suitable.  I'm sorry to hear about your fur, feather and scaly babies.
  13. Hurstwood Cottage Kitbash

    Those triangular pieces look like maybe roof supports.
  14. Hurstwood Cottage Kitbash

    Now getting into it a little bit. I've already started to prime and paint the walls. Here's a dry fit of the cottage: http://imgur.com/a/AdRl5m0 It fit together great, although there were some random extras included in the box that I'm not sure what to do with? Basically little triangles, I don't have a pic right now but I'll upload one later. Here's some pics of me priming the cottage: http://imgur.com/a/CMFfqzL I used a wood primer/undercoat to prime the MDF pieces and I put it on with a roller.    Before using the white primer I used a grey auto spray primer which gave really good smooth coverage, I had it left over from some uni work. But since it's summer and my uni paint shop isn't open I couldn't find the same primer easily so I had to switch to another type ( the white).   Today I've done a few more coats: http://imgur.com/a/lUczTtj G2g but I'll explain these pics later.
  15. Hurstwood Cottage Kitbash

    Hi, I've introduced myself in the newcomers forum. I received my Hurstwood Cottage kit from Bromley yesterday and I've already started on it. Here's an album of me unpacking it: https//imgur.com/a/1ITiW6m   This is an intro post basically. This is my first dollhouse build so I thought I'd go for a small one and my plan for this also includes doing three different types of exterior finish; brick, panelling and render.   I'm going to turn this into a nice modern home.
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    I thought about getting that but it would end up costing me over $300 US. 
  17. i was hoping august would be better but so far my cat has died, 5 birds have died, my dragon has gon awol somehow from a closed tank, my kids have been gone away for weeks, and now this crap with my houses. Man.. come on I need a break !
  18. Double check the instructions. They are usually tucked in there.
  19. Glencroft didn't come with window sheets

    Dang girl....you are not having luck lately. You can contact GL to see, but last I heard they weren't replacing things unless you bought it from them. It is an easy fix, so don't stress over it. Contact them and ask.
  20. Title says it all. Will it cost money to get some ? Seeing as the kit didn't come with them for some reason? Thanks!
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    From the album Dora Kuhn

    Working on the railings now...
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    From the album Duracraft Linfield

    Working on the railings now...
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    From the album Arrow 10 Room Dream House

    Working on the railings now...
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    From the album Arrow 10 Room Dream House

    Working on the railings now...
  26. Staircase - calling mathematicians

    Sorry, I know these pics don't help at all. This is the staircase that goes into my Barstow Belle. Part of the handrail is curved, as are the top and bottom rails of the upper railing that goes around the stairwell opening on the second floor. They've been filled, sanded and painted/stained so you can't really see the layered build-up process used to make them. I'll post them anyway, such as they are. :/
  27. Staircase - calling mathematicians

    That absolutely makes sense. The other thing I learned shopping for kits is that one woodworking supplier also includes a template for a curved cut-out in the upper floor. Duh! I won't be able to fit a curved stair into a square hole...Will have to consider that!
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