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About dooder85

  • Birthday February 10

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Interests I paint, draw, and work way too much. I usually have three massive projects on the go at any one time, as such I occasionally drop off the face of the earth.

    I will be blogging my progress, feel free to check in on me from time to time :)

    When I had access to a workshop I passed the time building primitive dollhouses, just getting started with the kits as I'm without saws now. As such i'll list my experience at two houses complete.

    First kit project - The Chantilly half scale, a christmas present for my mother.

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  • Dollhouse Building Experience Three
  • Dollhouse Preference I like them both
  • Online Community Building Projects Yes
  • Digital Camera Yes
  • Real Name Aaron
  • Country Canada

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  1. Making Arched Windows?

    I have a book that outlines the construction of arched / paladin windows, I will take pics when I get home for you.  
  2. Noodling how to make roof tiles

    I'd do this the more labour intensive way, but you'll be happier with the result i think - get the terra cotta paperclay and a pasta maker, glue skewers to your roof structure and flatten the paper clay, then run it through the linguine maker - lay the strips over the roof, the skewers will give you the "corrugation", and then with water colours or an acrylic wash go over the clay tiles to give some variation - you can also put textures into the tiles if you want before the clay sets.  it's amazing stuff, and half way through you may cry, wondering why in hell you listened, but in the end it's totally worth it.
  3. Lily Build

    I've been out of this for too long.. i forgot the golden rule that is "dry fit", my progress has been hindered a few times now by having to re do a few things lol
  4. Lily Build

    So its official, i'll never finish the glencroft or the others.  Had a bit of a house fire    in an unbelievable stroke of luck (?) I had a lily kit in the trunk of the car, so i guess that's what i'm doing while my house is rebuilt.  I've gone through the blogs, it looks like this kit has a few tricks to it - can anyone remember some things they'd wish they had done differently in a build?  
  5. I would try making a thick chalk paint, kill 2 birds with one stone.  the recipe i use for furniture is 2 cups latex paint to 2 tablespoons plaster to 1 tbsp water.. if you upped the plaster to maybe 4 and a bit more water.. it should work.  the paint will thicken, but slowly, so it will give you time to work with it.
  6. easiest way to hinge doors

    When i've used actual hinges on my doors, i first sanded the door to ensure it would swing open/closed, and then hinge on one of the doorframe pieces prior to gluing it to the wall, it avoids the awkward angles that can happen in the tiny hallways
  7. Yet another wash

    I Was sad about it to, literally pouted for years trying to decide how to fix that outside fixture.  I like it now tho, I may clay over the stones on the chimney as well, still debating that one, but it seems like it would be a good idea at this point.
  8. bricking.jpg

    From the album Glencroft

    Yet another wash over the bricks, and a base coat on the 'stones' around the doorway

    © Aaron Cameron

  9. Yet another wash

    From the album Glencroft

    Yet another wash over the bricks, and a base coat on the 'stones' around the doorway

    © Aaron Cameron

  10. Drybrushing 2.jpg

    From the album Glencroft

    © Aaron Cameron

  11. Drybrushing on reds & browns

    From the album Glencroft

    Started dry brushing on various reds, cream, and dark brown tonight, will build up a base of colour and then a final wash or two of very thin brown to tone the bricks.  The stones around the doorway will be painted cream I think.

    © Aaron Cameron

  12. Wish app

    unrelated note, what game are you playing in the background? it looks interesting
  13. Wish app

    I've ordered a few things off wish, not miniatures however - they do take a while to ship, but generally pretty good quality.  i wouldn't be too nervous about buying it.
  14. Second Wash - cream

    From the album Glencroft

    second wash in a cream colour, next step will be to drybrush reds and browns over the high points

    © Aaron Cameron

  15. First wash

    From the album Glencroft

    First wash in black 

    © Aaron Cameron