madtex1967

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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
  • Digital Camera Yes
  • Real Name Matt
  • Country United States

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  1. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Here is a great Skilcraft Victorian house kit on eBay.  And a great price and shipping!  If I didn't have this one in my stash already, I would grab it up! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Victorian-Doll-House-Skil-Craft-/282495277023?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276
  2. Stencils for Miniatures

    I'm not sure if this would help, but this seller on eBay has several decals for dishes and furniture.  I am sure they could be used on walls and floors.  Here is just one of the listings.  It is from Australia, but if all else fails . . .  shipping is expensive, but if you place a large order it might be worth the price. http://www.ebay.com/itm/MICROSCALE-1-12-SCALE-MINIATURE-DECAL-01-50-EARLY-AMERICAN-STENCILS-DECAL-/112396498120?hash=item1a2b5a74c8:g:t4MAAOSwjqVZDB8T
  3. Am I the only one....

    I did an inventory and resorted my "collection".  I think I have cornered the market on no longer made windows and doors.  Plus all kinds 1/2 scale of furniture kits.  My supply of wood trims and strips are staggering.  But slowly, it is being put to good use.   I think it is just all part of the hobby!  
  4. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    A Great looking Duracraft Victorian on eBay right now.  $75 starting with local pick up in NJ. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victorian-Dollhouse-Kit-Mansions-in-Miniature-Dura-Craft-VH600-scale-1-034-1-039-/172669042876?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276 Yikes!  That is one expensive window! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Double-Working-Window-Dollhouse-miniature-wood-1-12-scale-/182569908564?&_trksid=p2056016.l4276
  5. What's everyone working on?

    I am really happy with how the shingles are looking.  This is the first time I have stained cedar shingles.  They look much more natural this way since they do age to a silver grey in real life.  The tables have had years of abuse and the tops were water stained.  I was unable to re-finish them, so I am painting the tops.  The paint is darker in person.  One more coat of paint to go and then a clear coat!
  6. What's everyone working on?

    Shingling the Cape May . . . .  and shingling and shingling . . . . At least I am also working on another household project (the real life tables) while the rows of shingles dry.  I am also applying the bricks to the foundation, and doing some painting on the exterior!  I am certainly busy with it!  
  7. Stain for roof shingles

    I used the method of steel wool in vinegar for grey stain on shingles.    I let it soak for a week.  The steel wool dissolves in the vinegar.  I thinned it some with water during the dying process.  I did a test of a couple of shingles for color.  It only took about 5 - 7 minutes total to get them this.
  8. Favorite power tools?

    I hadn't heard that.  I have had mine 2 years or so, and use it not only for minis but other tasks.  I've used it quite a bit on the Cape May.
  9. Favorite power tools?

    I'll jump in here.  Unless I missed it, no one mention the Dremel Trio.  I LOVE mine.  It does so many tasks!  
  10. 2017-04-19_22.08.05.jpg

    Check the first or 2nd picture in this gallery.  It has my color scheme for the house.
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    It is just a roll of steel wool and a quart of vinegar.  I let it soak for a week.  The steel wool dissolves in the vinegar.  I thinned it some with water during the dying process.  I did a test of a couple of shingles for color.  It only took about 5 - 7 minutes total to get them this color.  Anything longer and they would have turned completely black.
  12. 2017-04-19_22.07.43.jpg

    I found this on eBay.  They were made in the 70s.  I have two more of their kits, the San Francisco.  It is basically the Cape May, but no large wing with the two dormers.  I thought I would bash them together!
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    From the album Model Homes Cape May Victorian

    FIrst coat of color is on the outside!
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