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  1. Newbie micro mini (1:144) questions

    So jealous Laura - I've been chasing a 1:144 scale Beacon Hill! I'm not much help with the build as i've only ever worked in 1:24 scale. Looking forward to seeing your pictures : - ) 
  2. New To Dollhouse Building

    Hi Drea! Welcome to the forum! You'll find a wealth of information here with many members who have done the Fairfield or other half scale projects.  I'm currently towards the end of my first build - half scale Fairfield. I've given myself a christmas deadline! I've stopped and started. Gotten side tracked by making furniture and other bits and pieces. Ummmed and Arhhhhed. And I'm now up to tackling the roof! I've kept the same layout but made many alterations.  Because it's a "three dimensional" dollhouse (part of it's appeal & charm) I think it can become difficult to get into spaces to wall paper, lay the flooring, add skirting boards and run the wiring for lights once the next floor has gone on. So forward planning your wall paper, flooring and lighting layout is a must.  To be honest it's very achievable for a first build but it is complex and has taken me a long time to complete. We would call it a 'baptism by fire' here in Australia : - ) I would recommend starting by building the base and then dry fitting (slotting them in with no glue but using tape if necessary to hold them together) all the walls. This way your can start cutting out new doorways and windows, covering in old ones, moving/removing/adding walls, and changing the stair configuration. I achieve the cutting with a craft knife, a small hobby saw and a bit of patients, time and some muscle!   Good luck! Looking forward to hearing about what you decide!  
  3. House of Miniatures

    I'm very turned at the moment between the Dura Craft Heritage and the Beacon Hill. But I've also been looking at other ones too. I've made a promise to myself not to buy and commit this second one until I have finished my Fairfield : - ) 
  4. House of Miniatures

    Hi Holly - my next build is going to be 1:12 scale. I thought my heart was set on the Beacon Hill but there are some lovely vintage Dura Craft kits which have caught my eye : - )  I've nearly finished my 1:24 scale Fairfield! 
  5. Fairfield Tower Roof Sub-Assembly

    Thanks Jeannine! Great advice. Now that I’ve had a little break from it I might try again or stick with the card stock lol!!! 
  6. House of Miniatures

    No problems Jeannine - a lovely offer all the same. 
  7. Fairfield Tower Roof Sub-Assembly

      This same issue is currently driving me crazy too Ashley! If I put the pieces in place and push hard I can get them into position. I'm going to recut my pieces from card stock - feels like i'm cheating but my pacients is being tried ha ha ha
  8. House of Miniatures

    Thanks Jeannine 
  9. House of Miniatures

    Hi Carrie, Are you willing to sell your kit? You didn't leave a weblink but I'm guessing you are referring to I'm currently collecting them all, so i'm interested in the whole kit. For my next project i'm going to hack them : - )
  10. House of Miniatures

    Hi everyone, I'm looking to purchase the 40051 Cupboard Top Kit. I've been scouting eBay for some time and nothing. Does anyone have one which they are willing to part with?  Thanks   
  11. 114th Scale Beacon Hill Dollhouse kits?

    Thanks Karin - this is almost exactly what I was looking for. Pity it's not it kit form. As they have discontinued the kit I think this is my next best bet! 
  12. Torn between the Lily & the Beacon Hill : - (

    Thanks Carmen! This is most helpful : - ) I still haven't decided yet...some many options which is great!
  13. 114th Scale Beacon Hill Dollhouse kits?

    Thanks Shannon 
  14. NellBell

    Beautiful work! 
  15. 114th Scale Beacon Hill Dollhouse kits?

    Thanks CJ - having a bit of a look now! Love the little Victorian! So cute.