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  1. 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
  2. This is adorable and wonderful!!!
  3. Well, I am back online after 3 weeks off to move. It would have been much easier if I had set fire to everything but my dollhouse things🤣 Now comes the work of taking everything out of the box and finding a new home for it. Luckily this house has a massive amount of storage space, and it looks like I might even get a dollhouse room
  4. Congratulations Grazhina, and Muriel that floor is lovely:) The family and I are about to start a new adventure....moving.
  5. A peanut butter egg is a sweetened peanut butter filling that is shaped into a flattened egg and then coated with chocolate. They are delicious!
  6. Oops, sorry Jackie for the repeat. My pc is behaving in a slightly wonky manner lately, and I somehow missed what you said
  7. MDF isn't strong enough to stand up to a metal scraper hence the plastic one would be your friend. Go easy as MDF likes to tear away in bunches. Also keep in mind that MDF does do fairly well with wood filler if you should make a big hole...also caulk hides a multitude of issues
  8. Unfortunately there are no easy methods for stripping paint from anything With the number of paint layers you are talking about you might not have to worry as much about it being porous as the first coat of paint usually gets sucked right in and fills it up. I might take a piece and try a chemical stripper with a heat gun and a plastic scraper. Then, invest in a Dremel tool if you don't have one already; sure beats sanding by hand. Curious as to what kind of paint you used?
  9. My MIL once received a watch as a Christmas present....3 YEARS AFTER her sister sent it
  10. Ah, it's your first time working with quality control inspectors? They can be very demanding, but keeping a nice cardboard box in your work area helps...sometimes
  11. I remember mine being about an inch long and less than 1/4 in diameter. What do you want to make?
  12. I have lots of nail polish tools that could be adopted seamlessly into minis. Just do an internet search for nail stamping and think of the possibilities
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