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    Miniatures, scale model building and design, reading, mixed media, jewelry making, gardening

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  1. Dalesq


    Very nice! Clever!
  2. It turned out so well! Bravo!
  3. I used matte gel medium mixed with paint on the inside and exterior of Tudor Cottage to simulate plaster and stucco. I built it up a little to add texture, but it also sands down nicely when it’s dry. It an easy way to get a nice effect.
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    Postal teller - detail

    I love this image!
  5. Me as well. I have been posting images to Instagram, but I visit this forum often to see what is going on and what others are sharing. Uploading images here (for me) has been very hit and miss...mostly miss. I look forward to the new GL forum. This has been a place of comfort and inspiration for me over the years, and it’s a great group of miniature enthusiasts!
  6. The stone work fireplaces look great!
  7. I don’t know. But a lot of artists use it. I’ve thought it might damage easily exactly because of the ease of carving or crushing it. But those are just my thoughts. I would try a test run on some scrap wood. Glue it, paint it, see how it holds up. you might want to check out this artist’s blog. https://davidneat.wordpress.com/styrofoam/
  8. I use egg carton packaging material. It’s thicker than a regular egg carton, and heavily textured. You can see it on my Chanticleer build where I used it as stone. I like how light it is, and once it’s grouted (I used a tinted gel medium worked into the gaps and wiped off), and then painted, etc the finish is tough but lightweight. Styrofoam would also be extremely lightweight, but I’ve been concerned it would also damage easily.
  9. I’ve used puff paint to create raised “leading” for one inch scale houses. It does require a steady hand. There is also this product which will give you the dimensional effect. https://smile.amazon.com/Gallery-Glass-Instant-Lines-16690/dp/B0018N3SZ2/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1BV0EN1D88TKM&keywords=gallery+glass+instant+lead+lines&qid=1582480696&sprefix=%2Caps%2C298&sr=8-1 It comes in precut shapes and different thicknesses too.
  10. When I’m ready to let go I sell them. That’s when I know it’s time to give someone else the opportunity to love on the house and enjoy this cherished hobby.
  11. Dalesq


    Really cute! Nice work! I've been wanting to order one of these kits as a half scale piece and can see from your image it will work the way I’m planning. Thanks for the quarter in the pic!
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    1:24 hutch

    This looks great, and I like the house
  13. Do you want the rough splintery texture? If not, I’d give it a light sanding. Then on stained pieces I’d use the melted chocolate to make a wash and do light coats of the wash until you get the depth of color that you want.
  14. I have some but they are not the same as the ones you linked to. I’m assuming you are trying to match those exactly?
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