worldofcrazies

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  1. Hurstwood Cottage Kitbash

    I don't want to stain the wood - I think it looks fine as it is. So I'm not sure what product to use to seal it so it's Matt and doesn't change colour..
  2. Hurstwood Cottage Kitbash

    Thank you! I had no idea there was a second floor :,-). Also, so glad to know another person loves 1:24!! And thanks everyone, for the nice comments. I've done a bit more work now, first I had to sand off the primer from the edges for everything to fit again >.<. ( Next time I'll definitely just put masking tape on all edges). It took so much effort and time. http://imgur.com/a/Bwi1uUz   And then I started on the exterior finishing, so I've started doing the panelling. I cut it all out of a sheet of .8 mm Balsasood (I also had Basswood but it felt a bit too soft). It also means the lines aren't super straight since I hand cut them. http://imgur.com/a/6BC2AzN Not sure if I should seal it, I'm thinking maybe PVA glue? Any ideas?   After I've done panelling I'm going to try and do the brickwork, either with the egg carton idea or with cork board - I'm just not sure if the corkboard texture will look to large for 1:24 scale.   Thanks for reading! I hope to reply more often.
  3. Hurstwood Cottage Kitbash

    Yeah, that's what it looks like but the roof doesn't need the supports and there's loads of them. http://imgur.com/a/xMA4F3F
  4. Hurstwood Cottage Kitbash

    Now getting into it a little bit. I've already started to prime and paint the walls. Here's a dry fit of the cottage: http://imgur.com/a/AdRl5m0 It fit together great, although there were some random extras included in the box that I'm not sure what to do with? Basically little triangles, I don't have a pic right now but I'll upload one later. Here's some pics of me priming the cottage: http://imgur.com/a/CMFfqzL I used a wood primer/undercoat to prime the MDF pieces and I put it on with a roller.    Before using the white primer I used a grey auto spray primer which gave really good smooth coverage, I had it left over from some uni work. But since it's summer and my uni paint shop isn't open I couldn't find the same primer easily so I had to switch to another type ( the white).   Today I've done a few more coats: http://imgur.com/a/lUczTtj G2g but I'll explain these pics later.
  5. Hurstwood Cottage Kitbash

    Hi, I've introduced myself in the newcomers forum. I received my Hurstwood Cottage kit from Bromley yesterday and I've already started on it. Here's an album of me unpacking it: https//imgur.com/a/1ITiW6m   This is an intro post basically. This is my first dollhouse build so I thought I'd go for a small one and my plan for this also includes doing three different types of exterior finish; brick, panelling and render.   I'm going to turn this into a nice modern home.
  6. Hi from the UK!

    Thanks for the tips! That's exactly what I'm looking to do, I've ordered a sheet of basswood and balsa wood with the dolls house since it was only like £1. My boyfriend's got a lot of random tools in his garage so I'm going to rifle through them for some stainer.
  7. Hi from the UK!

    Hi, I've always been interested in building my own dollshouse/ building kits since I was around 14 but my mum never bought me any :(. So now that i'm 20 and i've got some money, I'm planning my first build. I'm going to use the Hurstwood Kit and build in 1/24 scale, I plan on doing some kit-bashing to make it look a bit more modern https://www.craft-products.com/bdh0524-hurstwood-cottage-dolls-house-kit Here's the design i'm trying to go for: https://imgur.com/a/QgMpu8v I'm excited to start the exterior but I want to order the house and things I'd need for the exterior all in one go? So what's the best way to do brick? And what's the best way to do wood panelling?