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  3. Thank you! I guess i didn't think about there being a difference in glue if it's MDF.
  4. Thank you! I will go ahead and order it right away. And I have read the instructions about using Aleen's Tacky Glue (except for the shingles). I will definitely check out your gallery! Thanks for letting me know about it! And I totally get what you are saying about obsession - it's already becoming one with me and I haven't even started the house yet!
  5. Planning ahead is yet another reason for doing the dry fit.
  6. The decor details are wonderful on this house and this little bar is so clever.
  7. This looks great! What a great job you are doing on this house. I was looking through your photos and really like the kitchen! It’s all really nicely done!
  8. Update: taking a break from the Dian build to finish a RGT front opening Farmhouse that is going to be donated to a silent auction in December. The Diana project has been fun & I'll start back up on it after the New Year. Posting pictures of the progress. Starting a new project. 1" scale Diana from Greenleaf. This is the first time I've worked with laser cuts. Well worth the extra cost. I wish Greenleaf would make a laser cut Beacon Hill - I'd be all over that! This one will be a "stone' lake house cottage. Three slightly different colors of egg cartons were used with a dry brush of color over the paper. Base of house painted a dark grey/green to simulate grout between stones. The whole thing was finished with 2 coats of matte Mod Podge.
  9. Hey there, you’re quite welcome. Yeah, I must say… the Beacon Hill took forever to complete. The Garfield, while it’s photographed size looks like it would be a monster, I’ve rather enjoyed putting this one together. In my opinion, you’re conquering the hard stuff. The foundation, stair install, and the walls were the biggest mountains in this project. Once you’ve finished those, you can actually move through at a good pace. However, I do plan to post some kind of video log just because there are almost no visual tutorials on building this house like some others I’ve seen out there. I’ve only found one or two blogs (words only). I think a video log would be helpful because I did find points in the instructions where caveats should have been included from a decorative perspective. Like… you’ll need to slow down and decorate your interior to a certain point. Particularly on Step D, line 17 (Second/Third floor stairwell partition) If you don’t go ahead and wallpaper, carpet, etc. at this step, you literally won’t be able to comfortably reach it to do it later. Little things like that are not specified and could lead to frustration. This is a house you’d need to decorate as you go, not once you’ve finished. This house is beautifully large and has some cool corners. Keep that in mind as you go!! Happy Building!!! 🙂
  10. First, welcome to the hobby obsession🙂 The Vermont Jr was mt first house too! If you want electric, you have to decide which type you want first. There are lots of battery operated lights available which are probably the easiest. You can also choose to run wired lamps which require more doing. This book was a lifesaver for me. You can get it from Miniatures.com. The Vermont Jr kit is basically just the structure. It doesn't come with interior doors or stair railings, but those are readily available from other places. DO NOT USE HOT GLUE even if the directions say to do so. I like Ailenes or Weldbond. The Vermont Jr is also made of MDF so you will want to paint it BEFORE you glue. Just don't get any paint in the channels where the pieces fit together. I made a lot of changes to my Vermont Jr. Check out my gallery. Above all relax and have fun
  11. Hi, I have been poring over all the posts on this forum and have found so much incredible information from all of you! However, I have a few questions that I can't seem to get my head around. I just bought the Vermont Farmhouse Jr. kit, and opened the box tonight. I have most of the tools, glue, etc., that I think I need, but I'm not sure about a few things. 1. I would like to have lights in the house but I'm not sure how to go about that. Is that something I need plan/buy now before I even start, or can I put the house together and then work on the electric as I work on the rooms? 2. I'm a little confused about what the extra are in the VF Jr and what is included. For example, many of the houses I've seen have a railing on the staircase and a landing, but I don't see that in the instruction photos. Are those extra? And what about interior doors? Sorry for this but I'm a little confused. Is there anything else that you would recommend to supplement the look? Thanks so much! Mardee
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  13. Thanks for pointing that out. I’m still on foundation. I have it glued and then sat for a couple of hrs on the kitchen steps. Thought I had it figured out one way, but found a picture showing it on the box cover. I have the floor dry fitted and it is good. You are progressing quickly.
  14. Hi everyone, so… I realized my error in construction and figuring out how to use the 1st floor bay. I had originally placed a brick/tile floor on the porch floor. I reread the instructions and realized that I needed to SLIDE the bay side to side to have that “removable” access!! *face palm* At any rate, now that I’ve worked that out… I am off to finishing up this dollhouse.
  15. Welcome! Don't forget before and after photos....We love eye candy here. Or at least I do!
  16. I just found this site today and joined. Very excited about getting some inspiration here! I have the Harrison house that I bought when I was a kid in 1979. Working on restoring it now after being in storage for almost 20 years.
  17. I'm sure you'll make a lovely home for them
  18. Totally already have an extra roll of woodgrain finish to add a nice wood floor once I figure out the orientation I decide to settle on.... I just have to be patient and wate for my Elmer's glue to dry.... But my beloved dolls want a new home that isn't a total waste of time and space. So I had better give them what they want . https://linksharing.samsungcloud.com/ncHbPye86CYH
  19. I decided to make myself an extra room out of the two cardboard boxes I got in the mail. My new will only have a 2 - 4 rooms inside , so a temporary extra room will help out. https://linksharing.samsungcloud.com/qy5xE3hE4cpX
  20. I got my second Shingrix last week and am waiting on the Moderna booster. I'm considering the Whooping cough shot as well.
  21. We got our senior flu shots last Monday; the pharmacist expected to get the Moderna boosters in some time next month, and we still need our second Shingrix shots.
  22. I got my Pfizer booster and senior-dose flu shot mid-day yesterday. The pharmacist recommended putting off the first Shingrix shot for ten days or so. I stretched out on the bed around 5 pm to read a bit as I was feeling tired. Woke up around 4 am, still fully clothed. Both arms sore most of today but getting better. Still tired. Looking forward to an early night.
  23. What I like about it is that it's not just an exterior shell.
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