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About madtex1967

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  • Birthday 05/27/67

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  • Gender Male
  • Location New Orleans, LA

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Five or more
  • Dollhouse Preference The Traditional Greenleaf
  • Online Community Building Projects Yes
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  • Real Name Matt
  • Country United States

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  1. Skilcraft Victorian manor with coach house

    Hi Shelly, I have this kit in my stash.  I will see if I can get to it (in the attic), but think it is on top of the stack, so should be easy to open the box and slip out the instructions.  If you send me a PM with your email address and I will try to get them scanned and sent to you.   Matt
  2. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    A great starting price on the Millie August 1/144 house Sweet Pea.
  3. Been buying kits

    Welcome to the club!  You can see in my signature that I have quite a stash, and I keep looking for more!  I know I will never get them all built, but it is fun to find good bargains on the houses you want!  Luckily now, I have a walk up attic, so my kits are laying flat and out of sight from most people who never know of my addiction!
  4. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    A STEAL on a RGT Queen Anne!
  5. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    A GREAT price for the Model Homes Cape May!
  6. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Did you all know that Shellie Kazan is closing her store in San Carlos, CA?  I recently purchased something from her on eBay, and she mistakenly sent me the wrong item.  When I contacted her, she profusely apologized and said that after 42 years in the mini business she was closing her shop (and probably why she got confused and sent the wrong item).  I asked if she was going to continue to sell on eBay, but haven't heard back.  I have a feeling she is closing down for good (maybe retirement )
  7. Showcase Our Miniature Finds

    I am just now seeing this (and your find of the Mayberry Courthouse).  Lucky you!  I happened across one of these kits about 6 months ago, and snapped it up.  It was the Tara kit from Gone With The Wind.  Since then I have seen 3 of the building from Little House on the Prairie TV show on Facebook Marketplace and they went before I could message the seller.  They are rare finds!
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    From the album Vineyard Cottage

  9. Front of Cottage

    From the album Vineyard Cottage

  10. Shingling of Bathroom Addition

    From the album Vineyard Cottage

    After getting this far with the addition, I realized it was too big for the cottage.  So next step is to cut it down so it is more in proportion with the rest of the house.  I want it to look like the small bath added on some years later that is only big enough for the tub, sink, and toilet. I am going to use the Chrysnbon set here.
  11. Braxton Payne

    I just wanted to let you all know what a great experience I have had with this miniaturist. I recently bought one of Braxton Payne's cast New Orleans houses off eBay. It was missing the card stock window and door printouts to be placed on it. I contacted him through his Etsy store. He was GREAT! He was shocked I was able to find the house from 1994. He emailed me the instructions and graphics for the house for free.  I think this one completes my collection of these houses he used to do for the New Orleans miniature show each year.  He he said that he had just talked to his friends that live in the model house just yesterday.  I know there are more of his houses out there on Etsy and eBay, but for his response to me to be so positive is wonderful. It makes me feel better to continue to purchase his mini items.  
  12. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    A Model Homes San Francisco kit just popped up on eBay.  This is a smaller version of my Cape May I am building.  It is not a bad starting price and shipping is reasonable as this kit is heavy.  I have two of them in my stash
  13. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    It was actually the first dollhouse I built 30+ years ago!  I think it came from the Sears catalog and it was my BIG gift for Christmas from Santa!  The kit is die cut, comes with the paper shingles, and plastic clapboard siding and shutters.  There is also plastic wainscoting and a fireplace for the interior.  The ones in my stash I plan on bashing them (of course) and upgrade all of those components.  It is a Skilcraft kit.  Here is a picture of the kit I had originally from an old eBay auction.  It did not have the carriage house.
  14. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    This house keeps popping up on my eBay search.  It is a great deal with cheap shipping!  I have two of these in my stash or I would be tempted (still am!) to bid on this.  These kits are 1/4" plywood and really great kits.
  15. Yes, the CM is a Model Homes.  And I do have this add a room kit!  I bought mine for MUCH less money a few months back on eBay.  I figured I would use is on another Model Homes Kit I have that is smaller than the CM.   Life is going well.  Our Real house is getting the attention it needs (new roof, foundation work, and new exterior painting soon).  So that has kept me busy.  But things are settling down some and I am getting back to my minis!