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About PapaJKK

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Washington State
  • Interests Model Railroading, R/C Rock Crawler vehicles, Dollhouses

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience None
  • Dollhouse Preference The Traditional Greenleaf
  • Online Community Building Projects No
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  • Real Name John
  • Country United States
  1. Fair offer for an Artply Franklin?

    I bought mine from a forum member. I paid about $50, which included shipping from Wisconsin to Washington state. The box was in bad shape,  but the kit was complete and in good shape and included instructions. All of this was disclosed prior to the sale.  John
  2. Glue ?? but not exactly a MINI

    Epoxy should do fine with cement.
  3. Garfield floor plan

    Thank you very much. This will be very helpful when I build my Garfield. John
  4. How to place shingls on your roof

    I think you should give credit to the actual creator of this roofing technique. This one came directly from Tom's Tips at earthntree.
  5. View from living room

    From the album UP House

    Tw two removable walls, Stair wall and Fireplace wall.
  6. UP house, continued

    Holly, I just saw the Dodge's book for sale, either on Amazon or eBay. Perhaps I should purchase it.
  7. UP house, continued

    LOL! Yes, I am sure that Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Twilight Sparkle and other Little Ponies will be invited for a visit. Most likely Moana will show up, as well as Poppy and other Trolls.
  8. UP house, continued

    Also, thank you for all the 1/16 furniture information. I have picked up a few pieces from ebay, but will definitely look at the a Amazon and Target stuff. I already have Carl, Russell, and Dug by Funko Pop, and a plush Kevin. Not exactly the right size, but close enough. John
  9. UP house, continued

    Resizing a 1/12 pattern to 1/16 would be no problem. I would just reduce the 1" square to 3/4". If no square,  then size accordingly. Being a retired high school math teacher, this scale stuff is easy-peasy. My railroad models are 1:20.3, and my R/C cars range from 1/6 to 1/18 scale. Thanks to everyone for all their positive comments on the UP house. John
  10. The yellow wall installed

    From the album UP House

    Yellow wall in place, or, the stairway to nowhere?
  11. Carl & Ellie's chairs

  12. Front porch

    I have Russell, Carl, Dug and Kevin dolls for it. They are a bit big, but she doesn't mind.
  13. Carl & Ellie's chairs

    From the album UP House

    Ellie's chair is built from a 1inchminiatures kit, and Carl's chair was scratchbuilt from plans from 1inchminiatures.P
  14. UP house, continued

    Hello all,  again. I have just posted some additional pictures of my 'in progress' UP house in the gallery album: UP House. I will post more soon. This house started as a model kit that was not intended to be a dollhouse. I purchased the kit on Etsy from Birdswoodshack as their "Large UP House Model Kit Laser Engraved". As such, all the windows and doors were engraved into the siding. I cut those opening out to fit commercial windows, but I scratchbuilt the doors. All the windows needed to be modified to fit the 1/8" walls. I added clapboard siding and will add a shingled roof. The interior did have the floors for both the downstairs and upstairs, and a stairs kit. I added hardwood flooring and moved the stairs, as well as using a different stairs kit. Since there was no way to access the interior, I had to decide how to do that. I finally settled on making two walls removeable, the yellow side wall and the lavender back wall. All the windows but the two smallest ones are opening, and the doors are pin-hinged so they open as well. Most of the wallpaper was printed on my inkjet printer. The green palm tree paper in the 'kitchen' and the striped gold paper upstairs 'bedroom' are scrapbook paper, as well as the 'glittersparkle' paper I am using on the ceiling. I have determined that  the house is 1/16 scale, so all the 1/12 furniture I have is far too large for it. I am in the process of finding some 1/16 scale furniture. As some of you know, that is not an easy task. The house is finished except for the roof, which is proving to be a bit more problematic than I had hoped. But, all is well and it should be finished in time for my Granddaughter's 7th birthday the 20th of this month. More to come, soon. Later
  15. 20180206-081415.jpg

    From the album UP House