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  1. OpenRoomBox.jpg

    This looks really good! Great detail.
  2. Ebay, Etsy & Craig's List Links

    The Victorianna's rooms are deeper than the McKinley's. Both houses are about the same depth, rather than the Victorianna being half the depth as you'd expect.
  3. Thanks for the link, I haven't seen that site before! I don't see the right kind of bottles but there's a lot of interesting things to look at. I'm collecting my supplies for the water cooler and will post again when I make some progress. Thanks again for all the great suggestions.
  4. Hello from South Africa

    Welcome! I got rid of the duplicate post. The Thornhill is a great house, I hope you'll post pictures of your progress. I have this kit in 1:24 scale but have no idea when I'll get to it.
  5. Newby

    Welcome! You're not going to find a dollhouse kit that includes everything. Sometimes people sell kits on eBay or Craigslist that include all the supplies they bought intending to build it, and then they never got around to it. So you could look around for stuff like that, but you're really better off finding a house style that you like, buy that kit, and then ask for advice here about what supplies you'll need.
  6. Thank you for all of the great ideas! These are the bottles I'm looking at: They seemed close to the right dimensions (a 5 gallon water bottle is 19.5" tall and 10.75" wide), and I also like how it's tapered at the neck. The airbrush bottles don't look quite right to me. But I don't like that it's a cork rather than a screw top, because I'm also concerned about it leaking. I found a plastic bottle from hotel shampoo that might have worked but the mouth of the bottle would have been too small to fit the castle inside. (The mouth on the glass bottle is 1/2"; the plastic bottle I had was closer to 1/4".) So I'll keep looking and see if I can find bottles with a screw top that are more of the shape I'm looking for. Gluing the cork on with hot glue is a good idea. Whatever I end up doing, I'll get multiple bottles, fish, etc. so I can experiment.
  7. Retro sink advice

    Yeah, a curtain or nothing. Also there should be a visible pipe in that area that leads from the drain to the wall (at a right angle), or straight from the drain to the floor.
  8. Curiosity about 1/2" scale

    This is so clever! I have been wanting to add some kind of lighting to my Victorianna because the rooms are deep and dark, but couldn't figure out how to do it. This just might work. I have been waiting to post a blog about this until I get more trim painted, but here's my Seaside Villa with its new paint color. Originally I painted it a peachy orange color that looked great on another of my houses but just didn't work for this one. The new paint is very light gray (that turned out looking light blue). I'm using the white windows from Majestic Mansions and didn't want to repaint them, so I had to find a color that looked good with bright white trim.
  9. Thanks! Finding small quantities has been a challenge. This is the other one I found: I think bubbles will be okay.
  10. Yeah, I keep meaning to dig that out. I think it does have paper but I'm not sure if it's inside the aquarium or around the back.
  11. It's 1:12. Also I'm not sure how paper would withstand the resin water? I'm still trying to figure out what product to buy to make the water. The stuff I've seen for dollhouses (like Magic Water, sells it) and trains (Woodland Scenics brand) say you need to pour it in small layers (Magic Water says 1/2"; Woodland Scenics says 1/8"). I won't be able to do that because the water cooler needs to dry with the cork side down for there to be an air gap at the top, so I need to add all the water at once. I guess that means I need to use resin? I found this post about making fake water for a flower vase: I'm not sure if having the water cooler corked while it dries (e.g. no air touching the resin) will cause a problem. Or for that matter, if filling the bottle with resin with an air gap at the top will cause the glass to break. If anyone has worked with resin to make fake water before, I hope you'll chime in! I just want to make sure I understand what I'm getting into...    
  12. Goldfish sized...? The ones I linked to are 3/8" which seems a bit big... that would be 4.5" in 1:12 scale. But anything much smaller might be too hard to work with.
  13. I have some fishing line but I'm not sure if it will be sturdy enough to stand up under the weight of the fish. The stuff beads are strung on is also a good idea. I was also thinking about the plastic thing that connects price tags to new clothes. So far I haven't been able to find a plastic fish. I'm looking at these made out of clay: I thought I could poke a hole in the bottom and super glue in the fishing line (or whatever I use).
  14. I had the same idea! I'm glad you thought of the same thing, that makes me feel like it might work. I thought maybe I could pin the fish to the cork also (is there such a thing as a clear pin?) and then once the resin is added it'll look like he's swimming. Or I could not add water at all. I'm thinking of using a glass bottle that has a 1/2" wide mouth. Unfortunately that castle charm is 14mm (a hair over 1/2") so I don't think it'll fit. (It's really cute!) But I'm looking around for other options.
  15. Thanks! I didn't think to check YouTube. I'll take a look at that video.