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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. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    This is Skilcraft's Country Manor.  I have this kit in my stash.  I love it!
  2. I would watch eBay for the old Concord line of furniture.  They made some great stuff in the 70s - 80s.  I believe they also had a higher end range of items, but were then, and still are in the mid range of pricing.  Some of their items I have rival some Town Square and Bespaq items! Here is a club chair with a but it now price of $6.60!
  3. What have you learned from this forum

    The people on here are the greatest!  Always willing to help, encourage (buy more for that stash!), and just listen when we get frustrated.  We all have been there and someone will usually know the answer! I did this technique on the Cape May roof.  I love the look, but it only takes a couple of minutes to use dye the shingles.  I waited 5 minutes and as they dried they turned darker than I had planned.  They still look good, but next time, probably only wait 2 minutes before draining.
  4. What's everyone working on?

    You can always come back for a visit!
  5. What's everyone working on?

    Hi Everyone!  I have kind of been missing from the forum since the move.  I am at work and things are slow, so I pulled up the forum to catch up.  I miss working on my Cape May.  It is sitting in a bedroom, wanting me to work on her, but unfortunately, real life is at play.  The "new" house is in need of the majority of my work.  We recently found out from the previous owner of 50 years, the house is much older than we thought.  We had in mind 1890s.  According to the documents he gave us, and he did not go back as far as he could, the house dates to the 1860s.  It is a fun chapter in our lives, but I miss my minis!  And the funny part, in the room where I will be building, I have my kits stacked under the staircase.  They are at least 5 feet high, and I do not have the Orphan Annie, Tara, and Newport kits stacked in there yet.  Oh the fun of hording and this hobby! 
  6. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    And it was me that got for the $150 starting bid.  15 people watching it and no one else bid.  Like I really need this one.   Going to have to sneak it into the house!
  7. A Christmas Gift for Us . . .

    Hi All, I hinted at this earlier in another post.  I am ready now to tell a bit, especially since we have a closing date set.  My partner (Marshall) and I have bought a house!  As of Friday the 15th, I will be a homeowner in New Orleans.  After 15 years of renting, I took the plunge.  Best of all, it has enough space for a room dedicated to building minis (and his home office)!  I can work on more than one house at a time and not be cramped.  It's an exciting step and a Merry Christmas for us!  For those of you that saw my post in the eBay forum, he still doesn't know that I recently bought the Tara house, but knows it will be my next build.  He thinks I have had the kit for a while now!  Ha!
  8. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    That is another Shadow on the Teche dollhouse from Dollhouse Domiciles plans.
  9. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Imade an offer $50 less and it was accepted 15 minutes later.  I am glad you think I did not overspend. 
  10. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Yep, it is my final Christmas present to me!  I thought a much bigger purchase that is coming up was going to be my Christmas gift.  I now have two!  But, oh I have to keep this one quiet from someone.  He will not be happy if he knew I spent a bit too much.  But I have wanted this kit since I got started in minis in the early 80s!
  11. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    So, ever go, WHAT?!  It's the house I have been searching forever and there it is!  That just happened to me.  I pulled the trigger and made an offer for it on eBay.  Its the Opening Scenes Replica of Tara.  Complete in box.  I probably paid too much, but it is so rare, I couldn't resist!
  12. FINALLY found the right cart for my Garfield!

    I really like it!  I will have to remember it for the Cape May.  It will look great for that house!  
  13. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    I knew I had seen the real house at one point.  I had to do some searching but finally found it.  I remembered it was in Texas, so I had a start.  So many of the kits out there (old and new) are based on real houses!
  14. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Here is a set of Pierce working window with a low starting bid.  I would be snatching this up if I didn't already have a set for my Pierce!
  15. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    It's actually the mini copy of Rosemont in Waxahachie,, TX.  It is considered a Queen Anne  but has Steamboat Gothic elements.