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  1. Welcome to the forum, Jim. I removed your email address since posting it publicly can make you a spam magnet. Email addresses can be exchanged through the forum's private message system. Also, Gwen5000 doesn't seem to be active here so she isn't likely to see your post. You might want to try messaging her instead. Click her username to go to her profile and then click the Message button.
  2. Okay, did a little Googling, and I think what you have are "decorative" asphalt shingles in the Architectural style. Here's Alessio's asphalt shingle page: https://alessiominiatures.com/asphalt.html -- scroll down a bit to see the architectural style, or here's the picture. They're not offset at all. But I'm not sure how they laid them out to make them look like this. Might be worth sending them an email to ask how they're supposed to be used. The instructions on their page say to offset by half a shingle width but clearly that's not how these were done. (Maybe the second row is directly on top of the first row, but shifted by one shingle width? But wouldn't that get really bulky?)
  3. That doesn't look right to me. With that layout you end up with what looks like a very long shingle in every other space. I've never seen shingle strips with such a big gap between them...
  4. @TinyroomartistCan you post a picture of one strip of shingles? The ones on the Alessio website look like they have a narrow line between shingles, so now I'm curious what yours look like: https://alessiominiatures.com/asphalt.html
  5. Those ladder stairs look great with the banisters! I think that's a narrow staircase by Alessio? I used the half scale version leading up to a loft bed in one of my houses and I love how compact they are. Amy, have you considered folding stairs? That might look okay in a lighthouse, and then you have the benefit of having stairs without having them take up space in the room unless they're pulled down.
  6. I haven't done asphalt shingles before, but I've used hot glue with wooden shingles and it dries fast. (It's the only thing I would use hot glue for!) It can be stringy, but it's also easy to pick the strings away once the glue hardens. Also, I'm not sure if I'm seeing what I think I'm seeing in your photo, but make sure your rows are offset from the row below it by the width of half a shingle. The edge of a shingle in one row should hit the center of the shingle in the row above it. It looks like you have them offset by the width of an entire shingle, which isn't going to look right.
  7. Welcome to the forum, Lynda! I am going to move this thread into General Mini Talk. Great tips here, we wouldn't want others to miss them! Writing the name of the room on the back of the paint chip is a great idea. I try to always include the name of the paint in my posts when I blog about what I'm working on, so I can look back and find it later.
  8. Sylvanians are smaller than 1:12 scale. In 1:12 scale, 1 inch equals 1 foot, so your 2-inch tall figures would only be 2 feet tall. In 1:24 scale, 1 inch equals 2 feet, so your 2-inch figures would be 4 feet tall. I suggest you get some 1:24 furniture and put the figures next to it to see if it looks right. They might be more like 1:36 scale, which would be 1 inch equals 3 feet. That's not really a scale that exists in dollhouses, but I do see this on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/776883810/136-scale-miniature-dollhouse-kit-lapin The owner of Red Cottage Miniatures @shannonc60is a member here, maybe she can chime in on the size of the Veronique Lux figures she created the 1:36 house for.
  9. I was going to say the Nob Hill, but it's not that. I know I've seen it before. Hopefully someone will know, now it's bugging me!
  10. Here's an article about the people who started The House that Jack Built: https://www.hollandsentinel.com/article/20101126/news/311269909 The company was acquired by Melissa and Doug in 2010ish.
  11. The House That Jacq Built online store, based in the UK, dates back to 2002 and isn't the same as The House That Jack Built, the North American dollhouse manufacturer. More details here: https://modernminihouses.blogspot.com/2015/02/what-happened-to-house-that-jacq-built.html And there's an old thread here that Jacqui responded to originally. I split her post into a new thread since it was more appropriate for the Community Trading Post: I also get a 404 error when I try to go to the site, but here's the Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JacqsHouseMiniatures?ref=profile_header
  12. If you're looking to be talked out of it, you've come to the wrong place!
  13. "This was originally purchased in 1946 for my mother as a 3-story Victorian style home." Really? Looks like a Thornhill without the roof. https://www.ebay.com/itm/284357982083?hash=item42350e7783:g:r4kAAOSwk8lg4Hj0 I just saw that and was wondering about it. I'm not sure about the Townsend Towers, though. The tower roof on that one has an overhang. I do think I've seen this house before, but I can't place it. And here's a nicely aged Allison Jr: https://www.ebay.com/itm/373636421425?hash=item56fe775731:g:BOIAAOSwu4lg36bF
  14. I love these scenes! Very realistic. The basement reminds me of ones in The Wonder Years and That 70s Show.
  15. Btw, if you're curious, here's a picture of the Realife kitchen my dad built for me 20+ years ago. He bashed it so the doors and drawers open. I bought another kit later and intended to make it into a retro kitchen following plans in Nutshell News, but I never finished it. Here's one scan from the magazine. There are more on my blog: https://www.emilymorganti.com/blog/?p=8492
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