My house is finished!March 14, 2011
...little work was required on this one. Two weeks ago I renewed my subscription to Dolls House Nederland. Last Wednesday I found...
...little work was required on this one.
Two weeks ago I renewed my subscription to Dolls House Nederland. Last Wednesday I found a lovely thank you gift in my mailbox, a 144 scale house kit. As I was a little bit stuck with my new 12th scale house, I decided to give the little kit a go.
The house reminded me of the houses I had seen in Broek in Waterland, a very pretty village close to Amsterdam. So I painted the house in a grey-blue colour which is common for the houses there. Once I had painted the house I realised the wooden tabs and slots now didn't fit together anymore. After a lot of fiddling and cutting down the tabs I decided to cut the tabs off and simply glue the house together.
I made a few changes to the house. I left the top floor out. The side wall with the window is now on the left side of the house. I decided to keep the right side open and to glue the gable to the front. On the front of the house the top half of the gable is added on, so I could change the shape of it. I changed the door a little and gave it a door frame. By adding moulding and frames (cut from acid free card stock) a little more depth was achieved which makes it a little bit more interesting to look at.
The final touch was the landscaping, I used model railroad materials for this.
It was a fun little project. I don't think I'l be starting on furnishing the house with 144th scale furniture any time soon though.