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Beacon Hill Giggles

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I just looked at the "estimated time" for building the various GL houses. The Beacon Hill said "50 hours." I giggled to myself because I've had my house for YEARS now (of course, I have NOT been working on it all the time). Anyway, I find it funny that I chose the longest house time as my very first dollhouse. I was SO green when I started--and lost. After I got the hang of it, I built an Arthur princess house for my niece, which I suppose is my first "true" build (since I actually finished it). Isn't it interesting how crazy ambitious some of us get when choosing our first houses? I should have started with the Arthur. But oh, my Beacon Hill is so beautiful... in progress. Ha.

Did everyone start HUGE for their first house or was that just me?

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My first kit was the Dura-Craft San Franciscan, the SF555 version. My second kit was the Dura-/craft Cambridge. I didn't build small kits until after that.

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My first house is the montclair and still working on it!

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What is with this "finished" nonsense! Are we supposed to FINISH them? :bangin:

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Oh wow! I just looked at your houses and they were/are BIG! And no, I suppose we never truly finish them... we could always add MORE! :D I have a couple of little things I find at shops -- mostly empty fake books or small boxes that I find at TJ Maxx. I wonder if I will ever "finish" those... ? :hmm:

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Beacon is my first house, and I have been working on it for years. You are not alone.

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LOL Yup- my first house was an Artply Barrington - NOT an easy first-timer's choice! :bangin: STILL not finished! LOL

I was quite lost, then got frustrated and went on to build 2 Victorian Jr's and work on some handmade houses I bought at a yard sale....learned a LOT! And after serveral years I went back and corrected the mistakes I made building the Barrington.....of course, by now I need to totally renovate because I've learned SO much more! :bigwink:

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What is with this "finished" nonsense! Are we supposed to FINISH them? :bangin:

I don't think we should "finish" them, Holly. That would imply: "cease; close; conclusion, expiration, and TERMINATION". We don't want our dh's to be expired or terminated! :nono:

I have yet to build a large dollhouse - due to our mobile lifestyle in our early years my dh's were all a bit unorthodox. But the first big one I want to do is the Garfield. That house fascinates me. I've built it in 1:144 scale, now I want to do the big one. And when I do, I don't plan to be in a hurry.

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My first house was RGT Victorian Townhouse. Second was the Tennyson.

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Had to smile at this thread. My first house was the Garfield too - yes lets go BIG. Took me ages to get to a point where I can say its almost finished but - guess what, there's still plenty left to do - the gingerbread trim for instance and the rest of the garden area - which true to form I made super huge. The beautiful Garfield is patiently waiting for me to return but I got waylaid by a few annual spring flings and a Russian House. I always said I would never start another house until I'd finished the last one - I had good intentions but............................

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Space limitations always mean that I have to have one project to a decent stopping point before I can bring myself to start on another, BUT I can always go back and tweak here, add decor there... And when you're starting out and it's a big house that speaks to your heart, you can always go back and rehab it after you've honed your skills.

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...., you can always go back and rehab it after you've honed your skills.

Ssshhhhhh Holly! Don't encourage me! I keep looking at the Van Buren and thinking about making some changes to it!

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Too late, Linda! You know what a bunch of enablers this bunch is!

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Oh man, I just posted a thread about how I promised to build a dollhouse for my niece's birthday (in November) and the one they decided to buy (without consulting me) was the Beacon Hill. It's nice to know that I am not crazy. I said that I could maybe build it by her next birthday.

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Dina, you're right. Next birthday sounds more like a plan. :)

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My first build was the Glencroft. Not huge, but quite complicated.

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My first dollhouse build was the Dura Craft VH 600. I bought it on eBay for $31 ($32 for shipping, lol) and it'll probably NEVER be finished. Thought it was an out rageous price to pay for a house kit UNTIL I got more knowledgable about the matter, now it's my best buy.

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Hi, everyone

 

       my first miniature house was a gift for Christmas many years ago, the San Franciscan "no" its not finished by far, still in disarray I would have to say. Over the years it was put away, then I moved, then it got put away again. Now I have it in my office in a box however, over the years I have also purchased other houses, and was given an already built Beacon Hill as a gift, "not finished".

and I bought the Little Orphan Annie house, "not finished". I have a Log Cabon, and I recently bought my granddaughter a miniature house, however I do not know which one it is...

 

At some point yes, I would like to get them to a point that I feel that they are finished. My kids are always saying to me aren't you ever going to finish those.....lol

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OMG! We're supposed to FINISH them? :noway:

:jawdrop:

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My first kit house is a Garfield. It was purchased in the 1980's. Still way not done!!

Look at my profile for the itsy-bitsy list of those finished, in progress, still in boxes, and ones I've assisted grands with.

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OMG! We're supposed to FINISH them? :noway:

:jawdrop:

:roflmao:

Before I answer, I need to know how you define finished?

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