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  1. NIB 1979 Artply Franklin

    I bought this house, and realize I may never build it as it resembles the Laurel I have been working on. Please message me if you are interested.  I plan to list it on eBay after the holidays, but would like a forum member to have the first chance. I don't mind shipping overseas, if you don't mind the cost of shipping.
  2. Frontpanel Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    First primer coat and the new roofs for the bay windows - the old ones did not fit at all. And my feet.... Uppsss.....
  3. Hi! I live in Tennessee & am starting my 1st dollhouse build at the ripe age of 24. I got the Allison by Artply kit since it was only $40 and thought it might be an easier first house. If anyone built that, any tips are helpful I am kind of nervous starting it...not sure where to start. The instructions are kind of lame & my work space for building sucks (think floor, upstairs computer desk, & downstairs kitchen table). Can't even find wallpaper paste where I live! Frustrating & nervous that I might mess up...but exciting Just ordered Caco type dolls as my dollhouse dolls.
  4. ... and I'm finally getting around to introducing myself and my (soon to come) version of the Worthington from Artply. Hello Everyone, I'm originally from Germany but somehow ended up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast - and this Christmas I decided to work on a dollhouse kit I bought in 1986 when I was visiting a friend in St.Louis, Missouri. It is a bit sobering to admit that I am building a vintage dollhouse that I bought when it was anything but vintage.... Anyhow, I remember the sales-clerk telling the much more gullible and younger version of me at the time, that: "...there is only basic assembly required..." I wonder if I can sue him for lying and taking advantage of a young girl after all those years I also remember making a first attempt at building it about 15 or 18 years ago and then becoming so overwhelmed that I packed it away until now. So, now I have been working on the base plates and the front panel and I truly wish I could say I'm having a ball but... - the bay windows are a horrible fit so I had to make a new roof for all four - that was fun. - the windows themselves are not what I like so I am making new trims for the interior and I'm currently working on making windows that will open - because an old lady like her needs that. Other than that, I've been trying to repair the havoc my young enthusiasm has wrecked upon the Worthington. I believe I don't have to tell you all that it will be a great adventure from start to finish (whenever that might be) as I see many, many hours of work looming ahead of me. I love that house, however it is a bit too rough looking for my taste and what's a few hundred hours more or less anyways, right? I'll see if I can upload a picture of my measly progress (if I find one that does not have my feet in it), meanwhile you can find me at the crafts store buying things I never thought I needed and spending money I never had. Feel free to ask me anything (I have files with all the templates I created to customize details) and I know where to get the best wood filler here on the coast.... - soapz -
  5. Window Detail - Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    Close up of the windows with mullions.
  6. Window Detail - Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    These are the windows I made from balsa-wood strips - I want the windows to open which means I have to go hunting for hinges. I tried pin-hinges on a prototype but the wood is too soft. I'm going to use plastic sheet for panes and right now I'm experimenting with nail polish to give them a bit of authenticity - nail-polish also works great for stain-glass effects.
  7. Back view WIP - Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    It's slowly taking shape. As soon as I'm done getting the shell together, it's wood-filler and sanding time.....
  8. Back view WIP - Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    Attic floor has some serious warp....
  9. Back view WIP - Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    ... and of course please ignore the mess in the house.... haven't had time to clean.
  10. Back view WIP - Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    Dealing with a little warpage here... decided to add a column in each floor to keep it to a minimum. Not sure if I want square columns or round ones.
  11. Frontpanel Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    Before sanding....
  12. Bay Window - Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    I cut the strips out of the windows because they looked too big and replaced them with a single dividing strip of 1/8 x 3/16. It looks more proportional now...
  13. Bay Window Detail - Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    More focused...
  14. Bay Window Detail - Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    Insert for the bay window. Looks better than trying to use wood filler and sanding it.
  15. Bay Window Detail - Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    Bay window
  16. Frontpanel Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    Front panel without feet...
  17. Window Detail - Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    I want windows that open - so I'm trying out options: 1. version on the left: I built two frames with 1/16 x 3/32 and glued the pane in between. I was hoping I could use pin hinges with that - but it is not quite what I'm looking for. 2. version on the right: One frame made of 1/8 x 3/16, pane glued to the back and I will use flat hinges.
  18. Bay Window Detail - Worthington

    From the album The Worthington

    Close up of the bay window
  19. SAM 0389

    From the album The Worthington

    This was pretty much the starting point this time around. The bay windows were not attached previously - they were the first mini-project I started on over Christmas.
  20. Please message me if you would be willing to sell your Artply Barrington kit. I've been trying to hunt one down to no avail. If I can't find one, I just might end up building my RGT Queen Anne and I'll never have room in my apartment again. Haha. I just adore the Barrington and would love to find one. Thank you for reading.
  21. The Allison by Artply

    I have an extra Allison , complete in the box , that I don't need. This was the first house I built and somehow ended up with two more , thinking of doing a haunted house with one of them, but definitely don't need the second one . Would be willing to trade for ???? - it needs a new home.
  22. Hi everyone! Just not a lot of time to get to all my kits- I have chosen 3 or 4 to keep and the rest must go. I have an Artply Granville and a Greenleaf Beaumont I have gone ahead and put on EBay- started both at 99 cents! http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1555.l2649 http://www.ebay.com/...984.m1555.l2649 Thanks for looking! Kathy
  23. I have a partial Artply Highland kit if anyone is interested. I bought it on Ebay, but probably at least 1/2 of the parts are missing. I'm giving it away for free but I just ask you pay the actual shipping cost.
  24. My name is Diane. I live in New Jersey and have been serving on the board of a preschool and childcare facility for low income families for nearly a decade. We are holding a fundraiser this summer and my husband and I felt that donating a dollhouse to the silent auction tied nicely with the cause. New to dollhouses, we are building a Tennyson--the one manufactured by Artply. Although we built a 1/12" model of our home when we designed and constructed it in 2001, the detail in a dollhouse goes far beyond that of our little model! I have roamed around and found a lot of great information online--including More Minis blog describing her building of the Artply Tennyson dollhouse. That was a great find! The great build begins! I look forward to your advice going forward. Diane