Category: "Dollhouses"

Watson Mill - motor, part 1

by brae  

Before I even begin to build, I need to figure out how to power the sails for Watson Mill. The mechanical setup will determine how much I alter the open back to disguise the power source. As I mentioned, this tutorial from Bruce Hirst used a motor from… more »

Milo Valley Farm - landscaping, part 4

by brae  

Continuing work on the landscaping. The grass mat I will be using is Wild Grass in Dark Green by Heki from Scenic Express (they call it Summer Green TurfGrass on their website). It has high dark green grasses with some variegated coloration to simulate a wild but well kept lawn. Just because there's a barn find car inside doesn't mean the whole property has to be an eyesore. :D… more »

Milo Valley Farm - overhead light

by brae  

I'm using a Meyers Wall Light for the front of the barn.  I used pliers to bend it outward a bit, which removed some of the paint.  That's fine for an old light, and I brushed on flat black paint to remove the gloss shine.  Once that was dry, I dry… more »

Milo Valley Farm - barn doors, part 5

by brae  

Finishing up the barn doors.  Glue will be the main support for the tubes.  I left a slight gap in the middle.… more »

Milo Valley Farm - barn doors, part 4

by brae  

Continuing work on the barn doors.  I brushed Testors black inside the plastic tubes as best I could.  I let it dribble through from each end and soaked up the excess with a paper towel.  It didn't need to be perfect, just to hide most of the white… more »

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