No one who is reading this and interested in dollhouses/miniatures, can say that while searching (for things they don’t need) they have not seen these dollhouse kit listings on Ebay.
They don’t look like anything special, but I decided I would like to order one anyways, just to see what it was all about. This is the”fun” thing I have been working on this week… O_O
I had a feeling it wasn’t going to be anything worth writing home about, I just figured it could help get my imagination and inspiration train off the loadig dock. I knew that everything had to be assembled from scratch so I was interested to see what kind of doo-dads I could use for what. Also, it came with an LED light, battery case, and roombox with plexglass front — those three items themselves are worth the $19.99 plus free shipping that I paid.
When I opened it, I had my little giggles at the packaging title “Long Vacation” and mispelled English words, Summer “Afternoom”.
I opened the box, and this was first view I had.
Everything was in labelled bags, and there were also instructions…in Chinese. Obviously the seller ships a lot to English speaking countries because inside the instructions was another set which had written Eng-rish translations on them. 😀
The glue even came in sparkly gold paper….Only in Hong Kong.
I chose to use bag “C” first, because it seemed the most interesting, and I knew I wanted to build the couch first as it was one of the things I was most interested in finding out the “technique” for. (The upholstering technique that is). This is what was in bag “C”
A majority of the items in this box are made up of printies….disappointing because its something I could have technically done myself…if I went out and had my printer repaired, bought new ink and paper.
Despite the fact that english translation is provided in the instructions, I still had a lot of swearing around my kitchen table as I tried to make as much as I could the first night. This was my completed work after too many hours later;
I don’t plan on keeping the table this horrid burgandy colour, and I might attempt to paint the pitcher….but so far so good. Looking at the picture now I can’t believe that this took me over 2 hours to make! Especially since 50% of it is only printables that I had to cut out! LOL. Maybe it was the cutting that was so time consuming? Who knows…
I still haven’t figured out what scale it is. I am assuming 1:12 by the looks of things.
I’m hoping to complete the rest of the things that look worthy of building tomorrow night. Obviously, more pictures to come!