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About madtex1967

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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
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  • Real Name Matt
  • Country United States

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  1. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    Woodline's Victorian on etsy.  New in box.  I think this is a fair price for it.
  2. What's everyone working on?

    Thanks!  That was me last Saturday (11th) at one of our four St. Patrick's Day Parades!  My beard is also  dyed red!  I am anxious to see the weathered shingles with the color scheme I have for the house.  Getting excited as it seems to be coming together quickly at this point.
  3. What's everyone working on?

    The Cape May roof is ready to shingle!  I spent the evening trimming out the dormers, painting them, and placing the copper flashing around.  Whew!  The last thing to do to start the shingling.  But first, I am waiting on my dye.  I am doing the Pat & Noel Thomas technique of steel wool in vinegar.  It's been a day and it is not quite ready.  Next may be the copper roof on the flat roof of the extension!
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    From the album Model Homes Cape May Victorian

    Dormers trimmed out.  The roof is ready to shingle!
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  6. What's everyone working on?

    I started shingling the Cape May last night.  I had to quit.  I bought real slate shingles and unhappy with them.  I glued down a starter wood strip as usual to keep the angle correct on the rows.  Well, the slate is so brittle, any pressure on the shingle and it snaps.  I have broken several, including ones already glued on the house. There is just enough of a gap under the shingle, they break if any kind of pressure is applied - like laying the 2nd row!  I know now to not use the wood strip with the slate. I thought this morning it would look better and I could move on . . . not so much.  I feel l need to cut my losses and use the slate on another, smaller project.  So I guess I am going to pull off the starter rows (all the way around the house!) and dye my wood shingles.  Ugh!  This was not a cheap lesson!
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    From the album Model Homes Cape May Victorian

    Copied Windows for my dormers!
  8. Miniature House Windows Wanted!

    So, an update!  I took Samantha's advice and I built my own copies for my other two windows!  I am very pleased with how they look.  I don't think anyone will notice any difference.  The original window will go on the single dormer.  It is the one in the middle of the three.  Some of my stash of wood strips and trim came in handy!  
  9. Stained Glass

    I have seen her windows on eBay and etsy and really wish she would do other manufacturer's windows.  I would really love some for my Cape May using the Classics Brand windows.  Unfortunately, the dimensions of the Houseworks do not fit.  I do love her designs!
  10. Showcase Our Miniature Finds

    The top on is Parlange Plantation and it is north of Baton Rouge.  The painting measures 2" x 3 1/4".  The bottom one is San Francisco Plantation and it is on the River Road between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.  It measures 2 1/4" x 3 1/4".
  11. Showcase Our Miniature Finds

    I recently purchased these paintings and was wondering if anyone knew about them.  They are signed "Boyd".  I did a search and found Jean Boyd in the UK.  I sent her an email, but am not sure if they are her's.  I loved them since they are Louisiana plantation homes and her detail is great!
  12. What's everyone working on?

    Our first round of parades started the weekend of the 11th - 12th.  I rode Sunday (19th) in King Arthur.  This coming weekend is a busy one for me.  I have a wedding to attend on Friday night, and then I ride in Tucks the following Saturday.  I have Sunday to recover and then payroll on Monday (Lundi Gras) morning before leaving for the rest of the afternoon and off on Tuesday (Mardi Gras).  But back to work and regular (as much as it can be in NOLA) on Wednesday!  Whew!  I am trying to get in some work on the Cape May as much as I can during all this! 
  13. What's everyone working on?

    I have been busy the past few days with the first weekend of Carnival.  But got back to the Cape May today.  I finished up the new porch roof.  I made it like the tower roof and the new roof for my entry stoop.  I also built the two chimneys.  The kit came with solid wood  blocks, but I needed them hollow so I could insert my smoking units.  Pics to be posted soon in the gallery.  
  14. NOLA weather

    Fine here!  In the Quarter we only had some hard rain and light hail.  But the East.  Geesh!  I am lucky as no one I know had any damage.