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
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  • Real Name Matt
  • Country United States

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  1. 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!  
  2. 2017-04-19_22.08.05.jpg

    Check the first or 2nd picture in this gallery.  It has my color scheme for the house.
  3. 2017-03-22-21.33.06.jpg

    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.
  4. 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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  9. What's everyone working on?

    I've been concentrating on the Cape May the past week.  I finally got the shingles dyed and started work on the roof.  But I realized I needed to get the main house color painted on before I could shingle next to the tower, dormers, etc.  So I finished the first coat of paint on the house!  I am really pleased with the color and am anxious to see with the trim colors!
  10. 2017-03-22-21.33.06.jpg

    From the album Model Homes Cape May Victorian

    Shingles are dyed!  I used steel wool in vinegar for the dye solution.
  11. Shadows on the Teche Replica

    Nope, I have San Francisco and Parlange plantation paintings.  This house was built off plans by Dollhouse Domiciles from the 70s.  Here is one that is listed for sale on eBay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Doll-House-1-12-scale-Replica-of-Shadows-on-the-Teche-in-Lousiania-/322237837646?hash=item4b06df314e:g:zTEAAOSwRgJXhQAW
  12. Newbie help

    Have you looked on eBay for some contemporary lighting?  I have seen some great modern chandeliers, table lamps, floor lamps, and wall sconces.  Many are reasonably priced.  Do a search such as "modern chandler" in the dollhouse section! Good luck!  I am looking forward to pictures as you progress!
  13. Who occupies your houses?

    This is so true Holly!  I think before I never listened.  The Cape May seems to be screaming at me sometimes.  HA!