Author Topic: Hello from Kirkland, WA, USA  (Read 190 times)

Offline Chotii

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Hello from Kirkland, WA, USA
« on: September 09, 2022, 05:04:09 »
Hi there, my name is Angela. I didn't have Playmobil growing up and only discovered it when my own children were small. They've moved on from it, but I haven't. :lol:

My current focus is building a Victorian Mansion extra floor (or two) from pieces of other sets. I've come up with a way to cut a single double-window panel into two single-window panels, so that they can be plastic-welded to connectors, since the triple-window panels are virtually impossible to acquire.  I have also painted the exterior walls of my extra tall mansion with a fine textured Krylon type paint to resemble stone (and to cover up the fact that the various panels I'm using are a variety of shades of faded, sun bleached, and dye lots).  The outside will look "vintage" and the interior will be "updated for the modern family" kind of thing.  I've also re-papered all the interior walls AND the attic!

I'm less interested in owning All The Bits than I am in modifying, creating, inventing, and miniaturizing, and I'm having a grand old time.

So hello! So glad to have finally made it on here!

--angela

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Re: Hello from Kirkland, WA, USA
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2022, 07:29:42 »
Welcome from Portugal!

Looking forward to pics of that mansion (and hopefully of the making of too) :)

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Re: Hello from Kirkland, WA, USA
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2022, 07:33:09 »
A very warm welcome to you Angela from Marlow on Thames  :welcome: :wave:

I am so happy that another Victorian fan has joined the forum !

I love your idea of customising the Victorian mansion and cannot wait to follow your project  :love:

Wishing you hours and hours of fun !

Karim :gent:
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Re: Hello from Kirkland, WA, USA
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2022, 10:36:12 »
Welcome from the Netherlands. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your mansion and the making of  :D

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Re: Hello from Kirkland, WA, USA
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2022, 11:20:08 »
Welcome! The stone appearance on your building must look very nice! :)
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Re: Hello from Kirkland, WA, USA
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2022, 12:12:27 »
Hello & welcome from the UK, that sounds like a fun project!  I look forward to seeing what you create.

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Re: Hello from Kirkland, WA, USA
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2022, 13:57:21 »
Another welcome from the UK, from me! I think I did a similar thing to make the 'unique' piece for the expansion floor. Looking forward to seeing your house!
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Re: Hello from Kirkland, WA, USA
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2022, 16:27:12 »
And yet another welcome from the UK!   :wave:  I look forward to seeing your customs.
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Re: Hello from Kirkland, WA, USA
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2022, 21:32:42 »
Welcome from Springfield Oregon! It's a good time for Victorian houses with the sets currently back in the add-on catalog.