Hampton House - the beginning

by brae  

I bought the 1:144 scale the Hampton House a couple of years ago, and this will be my first foray into teeny weeny scale.  :O

photo from miniatures.com website

I plan to take my time with it, so I don't intend to finish it in the next few days before Christmas.  But, I'd like to make a holiday scene as I usually do, so I will incorporate the beginning stages in that scene.  I've always liked the dollhouse for a dollhouse concept, and my big build Jasper Inlet Light will have to have a craft room dedicated to making a dollhouse.  :D  My Christmas scene will be a dollhouse in progress for Christmas, so I can get as far as I do in the next few days and it will fit right in.

Hampton House is an enclosed structure, so I won't worry about decorating the interior this time around.  I would like to have it lighted, though.  I bought LEDs and battery switches from true2scale at the Bishop Show this past year, so I'll use one of those.

Here are two great examples of this house by EmmyNHiros and Yuri Munakata.  Both artists transformed the kit into an open dollhouse with interior décor.

I'm starting my scene with a work table made from the Country Collection II Kitchen Table by B.H. Miniatures.  I picked up three of these in a recent eBay auction, along with a few other B.H. Miniatures kits.  The tabletop measures 2.5" x 4", so it will make for a great work table and maybe a final display table.

I chose Minwax Cherry to stain the top and painted the base an aged green, fitting for a country table.

I didn't use all of the wood pieces to divide the drawer since I have an idea of what I'd like to house here.  The original kit was meant to hold silverware, I imagine.

I opened the Hampton House kit to have a looksee.

The structure is larger than I expected so this table might not work for display long term.  Hmm...no biggie...I love the table and can always find a home for it.  :D


Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
I'm so happy you are exploring this scale. You're going to have a great time, and I love the concept of a half built house being prepared for Christmas!
12/19/13 @ 22:03
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
I look forward to watching your progress with this. I'd love to try a kit like this at some stage.
12/20/13 @ 01:34
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
I'm watching and learning! I have a few 1:144 kits tucked away :)
12/20/13 @ 08:11
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
ooooh! I like that little table!!!! very nice!
12/20/13 @ 10:27
Comment from: Laurie [Visitor]
What fun! I've never tried this scale, though I've become fond of 1/4 scale. It'll be interesting to watch what you do with your tiny house.
12/20/13 @ 19:17

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