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Walmer Foxhall Manor - Partially Completed
Walmer Foxhall Manor #600 is ready for a new loving home. We are keeping the other miniature houses but this is too big for our new space. It's a large installation- see ping pong table for size reference. See photos posted here: https://duluth.craigslist.org/clt/d/duluth-vintage-walmer-foxhall-manor/6963266066.html
Kept in good condition by my perfectionist word-working grandfather in his basement. His 80yr old hands can't manage the intricate parts for quite some years so it's time for a new home. He reinforced the main base area for a better platform. Main house structure is complete but windows were not installed (still in original packaging). One of the additions has been set up, while the Conservatory is still new un-opened in box.
Also includes both additions: #603 and #605
More photos or video upon request.
Make an offer. This exact kit [but without either addition] is being sold on eBay for much more:
Would make such a memorable Christmas house display.
-Fancy porch posts and spindles.
-Window kits include interior trim.
-Step-by-step instructions with detailed drawings.
I started my Newport today.
So I decided to start building my Newport today. I've had it for about a year or so. I got it off of ebay for about half the price =) It comes with a bunch of wallpaper as well which is a nice bonus.
Got the first floor of the shell done. =) My nephew helped with the bay part as I have trouble with those darn pieces they fit into. They look the same to me =p
Buying the assembled Queen Anne
I was considering buying the Queen anne from a shop that was assembled and had the outside completed already. I just wasn't sure if I would be able to reach into all the areas to complete the inside? Anyone have any idea? It would be a shame if I couldn't finish a room.
Did I Mess Up? I sanded: Oh, NO!
I've been reading that a person should not sand before painting with at least a primer. But my half scale RGT Front-opening Country Victorian arrived so rough and I was getting splinters from handling it. Besides I heard that Brown paper can be used to sand a dollhouse and my kit arrived covered in the stuff. I thought it would be the best to kill two birds with one stone and I used the brown paper to sand it down.
Some pieces are still a little tougher than I would have liked, but I just saw the recommendation that a person not sand until after painting a first coat.
Did I ruin my kit?
So concerned! Thank you!