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I finished the shoji for the dragon extension. These shojis have a window cut into them, and I like it!

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I love the color combinations Kathi! The blue you picked and the wood tone makes me ~H~A~P~P~Y~! :0)  The paper, too!

What are the dimensions with all of the rooms put together? What scale is it in?

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Thank you! The scale is 1/20th. It is sitting on a 2' x 4' sheet of plywood, and when I open the extensions fully, they extend beyond the 4' wide sections, and swing out so they extend in front of the 2'. It's going to make it more difficult to landscape it, because of the room needed for opening!

When it's closed, it is up against the back side of the plywood, and there is about a foot in front of and on either side of it. It's going to be very tall too, there is one more storey, plus a fancy peaked roof to go on top!

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Wow! 1/20th! I am even more impressed with your finishing! Is that a standard size in Japanese miniatures? I see the Rement stuff all of the time on eBay, but never really investigated the scale...

It will be really interesting to see how you find a solution to the landscaping challenge! And, a whole new story plus a roof? How cool! You seem to be getting it done so quickly! Can't wait to see more!!!

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Thanks! Doing the furniture and little cabinets in 1/20th is challenging compared to 1/12th, because the pieces are so tiny, but the house itself isn't bad. I'm not sure whether 1/20th is a standard size in Japan or not.

I've seen the Rement stuff, not sure what that scale is, there is also some stuff called "Billy" that looks more authentic Japanese, but not sure of the scale of that either.

I'm pretty surprised that I am getting it done this fast too. I'm halfway through the 110 little kits that came with this house, and I've just passed the two month mark of working on it.

It's really fun working on it because there is so much to learn about. Once I get the house completed, I'm going to make a bunch of accessories for it.

As far as landscaping, I think I am going to use 1" foam insulation, and put the house on a little hill. I'm hoping that raising it up two inches will give me room to landscape somewhat. One of the things I want to do is to carve some of the foam out and make a hot spring pool outside.

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1:20 and 1:18 are common in Japan and  Europe too, maybe because they use metric. .1:12 and 1:24  is more common in the UK and US where things are measures in inches.

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Thanks for the info Aggiemae, I wasn't sure about that. I did know that Japan uses 1/16th, but wasn't sure how common 1/20th was.

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This blue is my new favourite colour!.........How clever of you to choose it Kathi..........or should that be the other way round?

Whatever! it's breathtaking!

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5 hours ago, mikeuk said:

This blue is my new favourite colour!.........How clever of you to choose it Kathi..........or should that be the other way round?

Whatever! it's breathtaking!

Thanks Mike, I know that will be my favorite room. I was a little nervous about using that paper in the house, since the dragons are so large, but it was so beautiful, I just had to use it!

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4 hours ago, Its_a_sm_world_after_all said:

A hot spring pool! That sounds awesome, Kathi! I'm really enjoying the progress and it sounds like there's lots more to come! Yeah!

I sure hope I can do a good job with the landscaping, so far, I've never landscaped any of my houses. I don't really have room for the houses alone, and the landscaping would take a lot more space, but this one is so special, that I want to really make it spectacular!

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