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Re: Customizing a Victorian Mansion
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2022, 16:00:34 »
That's beautiful :love:

The walls are amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Customizing a Victorian Mansion
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2022, 19:36:51 »
Excellent looking work so far. That wall color and texture is really nice.

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Re: Customizing a Victorian Mansion
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2022, 08:30:06 »
I always felt that massive chimney stack without a chimney below it was odd, you have a great solution!
The textured paint on the walls is really great. Did you paint the walls after assembly or before? I was wondering whether the paint would crack if you tried to disassemble walls painted after assembly?
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Re: Customizing a Victorian Mansion
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2022, 00:53:16 »
More updates. Painting the upstairs balcony and the window and door trim is in Krylon “iron oxide” primer with matte sealer.

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Re: Customizing a Victorian Mansion
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2022, 00:55:06 »
The dormers are now Krylon Almond, smooth rather than the fine stone texture.

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Re: Customizing a Victorian Mansion
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2022, 00:57:40 »
My daughter (23) loves taxidermy. So she asked if we could mount a deer’s head on the wall.  This buck was originally a reindeer and his antlers came from another brand of toy, since Playmobil doesn’t offer a larger whitetail type antler style.
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Re: Customizing a Victorian Mansion
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2022, 01:01:16 »
I always felt that massive chimney stack without a chimney below it was odd, you have a great solution!
The textured paint on the walls is really great. Did you paint the walls after assembly or before? I was wondering whether the paint would crack if you tried to disassemble walls painted after assembly?

I laid them out flat and sprayed them individually. They are a little tighter to fit together now but not enough to stop assembly.  The paint also covers some of the sins of constructing a single-window piece by chopping up a two-window piece and plastic-welding it to a connector.

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Re: Customizing a Victorian Mansion
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2022, 18:18:56 »
I laid them out flat and sprayed them individually. They are a little tighter to fit together now but not enough to stop assembly.

Good to know - I have spray painted some western buildings, and it did lead to a very tight fit. Did you use an undercoat or just straight with the top-coat? I undercoated it because the person in the shop advised it, but I'm not sure if it's essential.

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Re: Customizing a Victorian Mansion
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2022, 00:35:23 »
I love the elegant finish and colour scheme of the mansion's facade  :love:

Your work is captivating and I am loving your project !

Cannot wait to see what will come next  :wave:

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Re: Customizing a Victorian Mansion
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2022, 05:13:31 »
I had been wanting a set of stairs with a landing, and this works!! Also decided to go up another story. Cannot really go higher because I can’t see into the attic now unless I stand on a step stool. However there will also be a pigeon loft with realistic painted pigeons, soon.
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