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  1. I would think with the cost of these houses that delaminating and cracking would not be a problem. It's very frustrating. I did some research after cutting the first piece with a brand new utility blade that literally cracked in pieces and delaminated. It was suggested that I prime the sheets first and even that didn't help. It's very frustrating, time consuming and discouraging. Why do you use such cheap material for those pieces. I don't get it. It's one or two sheets of material. Surely it wouldn't cost a fortune to fix this problem ! I'm at the point where I am actually considering trashing the entire project. This is not what I expected when I purchased this kit. I did purchase a smaller kit and I am wondering if they are all of this quality or if you are just penalized with crappy materials when you purchase a less expensive kit, which would be very disappointing. I don't know that I will be purchasing a Greenleaf in the future.
  2. Hello helpful fellow miniaturists, I need your advice. Has anyone ever straightened out a warped wall (or floor or roof or whatever) on a dollhouse? Or any piece of wood for that matter. I have a house that has hinged walls on either side. One side is severely bowed outward. I can remove it from its hinges so I can work on it freely. Has anyone ever tried steaming a piece of wood, or wetting in some fashion, and then weighting it down? I don't care if the interior decoration comes off, I can replace wallpapers and re-glue trims. I may have to just cut a brand new piece and start anew. I hate to do that because it is beautifully finished on the exterior. Additionally, user Felthen just posted a message that she once had an unpainted house but couldn't bring herself to paint it. That brought this one back to mind, hence this post. I didn't want to hijack her thread and start talking about mine, but I do have another question. What are your thoughts on unpainted houses? I'll post a pic of mine, in which you can clearly see the bowed side on the right. It's a Jim Marcus house from 1980. Got it for a song, woot! It's a replica of the Vollmer House at 1737 Webster Street in San Francisco. I'll post pics of the real house too. I am astounded at how well Jim Marcus captured the architectural details. The original house is a typical San Franciscan Painted Lady. I just can't bring myself to take a paint brush to a Jim Marcus house, but it bugs me every dang time I look at it. Any thoughts?
  3. We began the Orchid build over the weekend and dry fit. The second floor is very warped!! I just can't figure out how we can keep the house intact while the glue sets. I've read that the glue will straighten the floor, however the floor is in no shape to be forced into position so it can be glued. Tape is not holding it for sure. This warp keeps the second floor popped out of the tabs. I've covered it with HEAVY materials, on a flat surface, with only minimal result. Can I spray water on the piece, and cover it again, and leave several days? And if so, would I put it on the inner side of the warp or the outer, visualizing a semicircle? I think there have been much worse dealt with by members here. This is just my first encounter, and I could use some direction.
  4. Hi, will using paper clay on the outside of my orchid dollhouse warp the walls? Thanks, Snuggles905
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