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In response to: Milo Valley Farm - siding, part 1

Pepper [Visitor]

I love the look of the sidings and stone base together =0)

 Permalink 03/30/15 @ 00:45

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - siding, part 1

brae [Member]

Thanks! :D I use the same Aleene’s but with dots of super glue gel to hold it in place while the glue dries.

 Permalink 03/29/15 @ 18:33

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - siding, part 1

batwrangler [Visitor]

Looks great! When you glue the sided templates to the walls, what adhesive do you use? (I didn’t see it mentioned specifically in your build notes for the Loft or the Attic.)

 Permalink 03/29/15 @ 18:07

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - baseboard prep, modifications and lighting plan

The Grandmommy [Visitor]

I have some of that iron on edging, ,but have not tried yet. It is good to see it works well.
Your lights are going to look really great. I have to get beyond my nervousness for lighting…one day.

 Permalink 03/27/15 @ 17:23

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - baseboard prep, modifications and lighting plan

brae [Member]

Thanks!! :D

Not a stupid question at all…it’s a 12-switch 12V power strip. They have ones without the individual switches, but I prefer to turn lights on and off without having to unplug them. You can see more about it here:
http://www.otterine.com/blog/blog1.php/wiring-a-necessary-task

They aren’t always easy to find. I hope they don’t get discontinued. :no:

 Permalink 03/27/15 @ 16:07

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - baseboard prep, modifications and lighting plan

Lynn [Visitor]

Hello Ms. Brae,

At the risk of sounding stupid…where did you get that little power cord that you plugged the light into? Can you use that to test all kinds of miniature lighting?

Love what you’re doing so far!

 Permalink 03/27/15 @ 14:42

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 3

Madformod [Visitor]

Perfect!

 Permalink 03/27/15 @ 05:53

In response to: Datsun 240ZG - part 2

Madformod [Visitor]

Nice!

 Permalink 03/27/15 @ 05:45

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - baseboard prep, modifications and lighting plan

Blondie [Visitor]

Those lights look great, and I think the four up top on the ceiling is faboosh!

 Permalink 03/26/15 @ 21:54

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - baseboard prep, modifications and lighting plan

Jeannette T [Visitor]

The veneer edging is a great idea. Thank you for sharing the video link. I am always learning new things from you. :)

 Permalink 03/26/15 @ 21:09

In response to: Datsun 240ZG - part 2

ELizabeth s [Visitor]

WOW! You have made these plastic parts look exactly like metal!

 Permalink 03/26/15 @ 16:40

In response to: Datsun 240ZG - part 2

Lynn [Visitor]

I can’t get over the ideas you come up with. I’m really looking forward to following you on this car build. I especially want to see how you “dirty it up"!

 Permalink 03/26/15 @ 13:33

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 3

brae [Member]

Thanks so much!!! It’s good to be back in the swing. :>>

 Permalink 03/25/15 @ 21:41

In response to: Datsun 240ZG - part 2

Blondie [Visitor]

I love that you’re modifying the kit. It’s a very Brae thing to do. :)

 Permalink 03/25/15 @ 21:05

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 3

elizabeth s [Visitor]

I like the way your stonework finished up and you did a Great job with the aging, too! The slope in the landscaping adds a lot of visual interest and extra appeal. :))

 Permalink 03/25/15 @ 21:00

In response to: Herr Hare har har har

Andrea [Visitor]

He really is beautiful!
Warm wishes
Andrea

 Permalink 03/25/15 @ 16:55

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 3

Blondie [Visitor]

I can hear the wee farmer grumbling about having to patch that old foundation again. Ha!

 Permalink 03/25/15 @ 14:30

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 3

pepper [Visitor]

The base looks like it has a bit of age to it with the paint weathering. It’s looking good =0)

 Permalink 03/25/15 @ 02:07

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 3

azteclady [Visitor]

I love how much thought goes into each step of the build.

 Permalink 03/24/15 @ 21:04

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 3

Chris M. [Visitor]

It looks very good! Putting on the brown paint wash before it hardened is a particularly good idea .

I am so glad you are back to posting again. I understand why you were away with the moving and all, but I really missed reading about your builds. You have really clever ideas and you are so generous about sharing them.

Thanks for sharing!

 Permalink 03/24/15 @ 20:55

In response to: Datsun 240ZG - part 1

brae [Member]

Thanks!! :>>

The orange should help the car stand out in an otherwise monochromatic barn interior. :yes:

I can completely understand building the axles, popping the body on top and covering the whole thing with a tarp. :))

 Permalink 03/23/15 @ 09:46

In response to: Datsun 240ZG - part 1

Keli [Visitor]

14 sprues of parts…..whew. That is why, when I was thinking of making an old garage with a barn find, my car was going to be under a tarp. :D

It’s going to be fun to watch you build this, I’m envious of your patience.

 Permalink 03/23/15 @ 01:28

In response to: Datsun 240ZG - part 1

Daphne K [Visitor]

Looking forward to the updates - this is sounds amazingly epic! And love the color by the way! Orange is that perfect middle ground of being fun and playful but very eye-riveting at the same time. :)

 Permalink 03/22/15 @ 20:30

In response to: Datsun 240ZG - part 1

Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

Wow! You are so brave to be making the entire model car just in order to “lose” it in the old barn!!! I admire your attention to detail and your persistence in these mini projects! I can’t wait to see the updates!

 Permalink 03/22/15 @ 15:23

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - modifying the base kit, part 1

Keli [Visitor]

Looking good!

 Permalink 03/22/15 @ 03:34

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - modifying the base kit, part 1

Kristine [Visitor]

The dry fit is looking really good! I like the way it fits into the landscaping (and Friedrich definitely needs his own hole!) The spacing in the barn does look like just the right amount of space and it looks like you will have a really nice view inside through the barn door. Hopefully your cutting bit gets there soon :)

 Permalink 03/21/15 @ 18:30

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - modifying the base kit, part 1

Blondie [Visitor]

BUNNY!!

 Permalink 03/21/15 @ 17:24

In response to: Baxter Pointe Villa in print

12Create [Visitor]

What a fabulous book and a great way to keep a record of projects. If I ever finish a project I would love to do this. Great idea.

 Permalink 03/21/15 @ 15:49

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - modifying the base kit, part 1

Janice [Visitor]

Love this project. What a fabulous place to grow up too.

 Permalink 03/21/15 @ 15:46

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - cars and scale

12Create [Visitor]

Some great car kits. I’ve never made up a car before but I’d quite like to have one outside an abandoned house I am thinking of doing. I would have to try to age it like it had been sitting there for years and nature has taken over.

 Permalink 03/21/15 @ 14:38

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - cars and scale

The Grandmommy [Visitor]

I liked the best when I first look at it. It scales just right next to that window. This is going to be great!

 Permalink 03/21/15 @ 08:27

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - cars and scale

Keli [Visitor]

Nice!

 Permalink 03/21/15 @ 04:52

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - cars and scale

Not wrong at all. :-)

 Permalink 03/20/15 @ 15:56

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - cars and scale

Fox [Visitor]

Excited to see how this turns out! I think that is a great choice of car. Love the tools too.

 Permalink 03/20/15 @ 13:05

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - cars and scale

Tony [Visitor]

Your car of choice is outstanding in every sense Brae and i have no doubt will look perfect once done, as for the tools..well im speechless, this is going to be fab ☺

 Permalink 03/20/15 @ 12:56

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - cars and scale

janes [Visitor]

Omg talk about a blast from the past! That bronze color on the box is just classic..

I cant wait to see the tool set!

 Permalink 03/20/15 @ 08:45

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - cars and scale

Madformod [Visitor]

Nice finds on the models. It will be wonderful!

 Permalink 03/20/15 @ 06:14

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - cars and scale

Daphne K [Visitor]

Talk about some sweet finds on eBay! The Datsun look pretty awesome btw!

And nothing wrong about being giggly about the torch (that is a cool looking piece imho)! :D

 Permalink 03/19/15 @ 22:02

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - cars and scale

Blondie [Visitor]

No, it’s not strange at all because Imma need one of those to represent my torch-wielding grandfather in the Heritage Room! &#59;)

 Permalink 03/19/15 @ 20:48

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 1

cynthia [Visitor]

Cant wait to see how this build progresses! Many years ago, ten?, I stuccoed a timber frame dollhouse. I mixed glue in with the stucco and it has not cracked, flaked or chipped off and is not shiny.

 Permalink 03/18/15 @ 05:42

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 2

Daphne K. [Visitor]

Awesome post as always! And thanks for the pics – this gives me an idea of how to approach the builders foam for my build as well. And thanks for giving us a Roland sighting too! Was wondering what he’s been up to! :D

 Permalink 03/18/15 @ 05:41

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 2

Thanks for the tips on building slopes: it’s slowly dawning on me that I need to make one myself for my Shapeways entry…

 Permalink 03/17/15 @ 21:31

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 2

Blondie [Visitor]

Yes, I do! I’m happy to introduce you to other critters as you build. Possums and skunks and coyotes! OH MY!

 Permalink 03/17/15 @ 20:17

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 2

brae [Member]

|-| Calm yourself…it’s a farm. Waitaminute…you’re a Farmie so you know this already! :))

 Permalink 03/17/15 @ 18:34

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 2

Blondie [Visitor]

ROLAND! Mini raccoon on the loose!!!!

 Permalink 03/17/15 @ 18:32

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 1

Bill [Visitor]

I really did LOL at the placement of “otterine.com blog” on photos 1, 5, 6 and 8! Who would have thought that Otterine Inc. produced products as varied as plywood, craft paper and aquarium gravel?

Your attention to detail, and your sense of humour, shine through again.

 Permalink 03/17/15 @ 16:55

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 1

elizabeth s [Visitor]

Hi Brae! I have used real pebbles in a past project and although I never thought to try the stucco patch, I did use a gray silicon base wall patch, that I applied with a calking gun, that held the stones in place securely for years and years. I will be interested in your review using this Stucco patch.
Wishing you all the best with this project.

 Permalink 03/17/15 @ 12:43

In response to: Herr Hare har har har

elizabeth s [Visitor]

Hi Brae! Love your Herr Bunny! :D

 Permalink 03/17/15 @ 12:18

In response to: Happy Halloween!

brae [Member]

Thanks so much! :>>

 Permalink 03/17/15 @ 10:10

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - base and foundation, part 1

Madformod [Visitor]

Great idea!

 Permalink 03/17/15 @ 06:30