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  1. Thank you for this advice!!!

    I really like Minimum World. The prices are good, the website is very convenient to use and the shipping is free to Australia when you order over a certain amount (which is easy to do). I will give the shiplap siding a go. 


  2. 21 hours ago, Mid-life madness said:

    @iamjillian Here is a link to Minimum World https://minimumworld.com/e9273-shiplap-siding-pk4


    I think it is commonly referred to as Ship lap siding in the UK. Maybe that is why you are having trouble finding it?

    Thanks! I do like Minimum World.

    Is that siding easy to fit? I am making the Diana and because there are lots of angles and bay windows etc I was a bit concerned that the sheets of siding would become quite tricky to fit together without obvious gaps. 

  3. Hi all,

    Lookinf for some recommendations as to where to buy wooden clapboard siding - preferably individual strips.

    The exchange rate and postage from the USA is very high, so I am wondering if there are any suppliers who make it outside of the US? 


  4. Hi all, I am working on the laser cut 1:12 Diana.

    So far the kit is going together really well with no issues. 

    Although I have noticed that the stair case doesn’t seem to have any kind of side railing? I don’t think it’s up to building codes because tiny people could fall straight off the side! 

    Has anyone built their own stair railing into the Diana? 

  5. House assembly going great! I think that I have found a new hobby! The Diana is a great first house because it is quite straight forward to put together but is also very beautiful.

    Re lights - after getting started I have decided it’s best if I don’t try to do it all with my first house. So I think that battery lights will do just fine for this one. 

    I think I’ll aim to fully electrify my next one. 

  6. Quick question. 

    I noticed the pieces of my laser cut kit have a smooth 'finished' looking side and a rougher unfinished side. 

    Is there a right or a wrong side to the pieces? (I am thinking like the sewer I am, where there is a right and wrong side to fabrics!) 

    Do the pieces need to be faced inwards or outwards? Or is it just according to how they fit into the tabs/design of the model. 

    Might be a silly question, but thought I would ask before starting any assembly. 


  7. 13 hours ago, KathieB said:

    It doesn't have to be wood. Mat board is suitable. Once painted, no one can tell if it is wood or not. Cardboard, like cereal boxes, would work every bit as well, and it's free. 

    Thank you! I just had a look at some mat board and it seems perfect. (I’m not a big cereal eater so I don’t have any of those boxes to hand!) 

  8. Hi @shannonc60 Thanks for the recommendations about Australian sources for miniature supplies. There are so many lovely things for sale on USA websites, but I have already blown the budget just getting my dollhouse kit sent here, so I will probably need to find things locally. 

    I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for materials for making your own weatherboard / clapboard siding? Would cutting basswood into strips work okay? 


  9. Hi my name is Jillian. I'm from Australia.

    I'm just about to start on my first proper large house (I've only ever done tiny little 1:100 kits like these before: https://www.littlebuildingco.com/shop/?category=Australian+Series

    I have ordered the laser cut Diana in 1:12 full scale so very excited to get started when it arrives. 

    A quick question while I'm here - does anyone have recommendations for lighting kits that would plug into Australian power? 


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