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« on: June 07, 2007 02:02:51 AM »

I've been itching to build minis but haven't gotten to in a while.  So to ease the sorrow of idle hands, here's to a little dusting of an old project:



Balsa, Xacto knife, glue, and a little bit of rice paper.  That's it, nothing fancy.  Oh, and I'm a sucker for inlaid wood/marquetry, so the wall pattern comes from a bunch of balsa slivers assembled together.  Tis my favorite part of the house.  Cheesy  The ridiculous stairs I don't worry too much over; for now let's just say they're intentionally discouraging unwanted guests.
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007 07:08:40 AM »

That looks amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007 07:41:33 AM »

How cool!  Did you use a kit, or is this an original?  I've been looking for wood house kits for my nephew!  Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007 03:50:59 PM »

What an inspiration! It's beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007 09:22:49 PM »

Thank you for the comments!

Loves2experiment, this was not a kit; I simply grabbed some balsa from the class scrap bin and improvised.  Looking back at this project, I actually feel that "winging it" produces more pleasing miniatures than following kits or patterns.  Try it with your nephew!
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007 05:03:06 AM »

I just might Smiley  Thanks for the answer!
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2007 07:22:59 AM »

oh wow, that's the best! Are you going to paint/stain it?
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