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New and wondering how best to get set up?
I'm new and super excited and a little overwhelmed. My Beacon Hill kit just arrived and I've never done anything like this before. I'd love some tips as to how to get set up as far as the workspace. For example, should I get a piece of plywood to build this on and if so what size is recommended? Are there any suggestions for a table I could buy maybe at home depot, etc. that would be a good workspace for this? What does everyone else do to prepare for this type of build? Thanks!
Hiding wires and power-strip
The wiring for my dollhouse runs along the edges of the dollhouse and over to a powers-strip on the side. First of all, what kind of moulding can I use to cover the wires to finish the outside edges. And secondly, what kind of camouflage or structures have you used to hide the power-strip? Any ideas that worked for you would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
The San Franciscan's Tree.JPG
I switched from working on the basement to working on tree foliage today. I recently raided my local Spotlight (for US readers, think cheap homewares/fabric/craft store combined). I found some plastic foliage sprays that I thought might be kind of in scale for leaves for the San Franciscan tree. I deconstructed the sprays into "branches" of leaves. They were overly forest green so I sprayed them with some more subtle shades before testing them out on the tree. More work needed by I think they might be satisfactory in the end.
The tenant is trying to catch/tease Skittle the Squirrel.... but he's to speedy for that caper.
Bark Detail - San Franciscan's Tree.JPG
Here is the bark detail I've created with air dry clay.. this is supposed to be a bit of a gnarly old tree. The clay cracked a bit, but I'm using that to my advantage. I'm not overly happy with the paint job.. I think I'll tone down the grey to a muddier tone and use a different colour to highlight.. but which colour is the million dollar question... . I do want to try and add a bit of grey lichen growth though.. not sure how to achieve that.... hmmm.. need to put my thinking cap on.