Each of the 12 shutters were made from three pieces, one shutter core and two shutter panels, each piece individually painted. Turns out painting them was the easiest part. Assembling … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – Finishing Touches
Returning to the instructions, the next step was to add the two porch floors, the posts, the railings and the gingerbread adornments. Continuing to follow the color scheme on the … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – Topping Out
In between working on sections of the foundation, I continued to paint seemingly every surface of the walls. After three coats of paint (four seemed no better), I was finally … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – The Walls Go Up
I have been waiting for this day for a long time! Several years ago, I posted about these two dollhouses I built for my daughter when she was young. After … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – Laying the Foundation
Earlier this year, I wrote about a winter trip to Seattle to spend time with my daughter and two of my grandsons. At the end of the week while assembling an … Continue Reading My First Car Model Revisited
I have previously written a couple of times about these 28 car models that graced the book cases in my work office for many, many years. First, I wrote about … Continue Reading Finally, A Home for My Models!
Several years ago, I wrote about my love for all things small—specifically miniature models. In that 3-part series, I delved into all the different types of models I had built … Continue Reading Doll Houses Revisited
Not long ago, the day came that I needed to transport my 1/18-scale model cars home from my office. This was in preparation for my final office move before our … Continue Reading Miniature Car Moving Day
Anyone who does a search on my website for posts about scale models will find a number to read. Covering all kinds of models from cars, to planes, to trains, … Continue Reading Miniature Chairs
One of the challenges I will have once I retire is finding a new home for my office car collection. I cannot even recall how long I have had these … Continue Reading Miniature Garage?
In no time, I had the completed engine compartment but when I went to attach the shock absorbers, I again went with red over the suggested color since I thought … Continue Reading Mini Model – II
The last time I wrote about building models (Miniature Models – Part 3), I was still searching for that elusive model that would rekindle the desire in me to build … Continue Reading Mini Model – I
Phone Chair – Party Line If this is your first visit to this blog, you might want to read my previous posts on how I planned and made my … Continue Reading Phone Chair – Party Line
It has been a while since I first published a post about building a small miniature chair for your phone to relax in. So if you missed these posts on … Continue Reading Phone Chair – Call Back
Almost 10 years passed before I was able to visit Madurodam again. On this June business trip, due to the high price of the airline ticket, none of my family … Continue Reading Madurodam – Exploration
On my recent business trip to Amsterdam — actually my 25th to the land below sea level — I visited one place that I have been to several times before … Continue Reading Madurodam – Discovery