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Dollhouses and Miniatures, Linda Becker Tips, New Product Announcements -

For part 1, click here. Now that the first floor is done, simply repeat the process for the next two floors! Just like we did for the first floor, it is important to do a dry run to make sure the next set of walls all fit together nicely. Then paint and glue together. Now we can also start installing first floor ceiling lights, by drilling holes where you'd like them to go through the floor of the second story. If you've watched our step by step video on how to install dollhouse lights, this process will be a piece of...

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Dollhouses and Miniatures, Linda Becker Tips, New Product Announcements -

Linda Becker loved the new Malibu Beach House kit we received from England so much she just had to build one for herself to display in the store! We were so thrilled when we opened up the all three boxes of this kit. All the smaller items were all pre-assembled! No more hassle of putting together window frames, stair cases, railings, ect!   The first thing we recommend you do when you go to build any dollhouse is open everything up and lay out all the pieces on your work space. Read the instructions thoroughly and make sure all the pieces...

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Dollhouses and Miniatures, Linda Becker Tips -

The long awaited update to our How to Electrify a Dollhouse step-by-step video is finally here! Here at DTM, our owner and miniature enthusiast Linda Becker has switched from the Power Connector by Cir-Kit and/or Miniature House to Creative Reproductions 2 Scale (CR2S)'s Power Connector. Why? The reason is simple: CR2S' Power Connector is a positive connection that does not easily become unplugged. Most of the problems that have come to our attention have been associated with a loose connection at the power connector bi-pin. We now fully recommend all dollhouses use the CR2S DC Power Adaptor and Mini Power Connector for electrical, and...

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Lemax, Linda Becker Tips, scenic display design -

The main feature of the scale scenic display Linda was building was to be a working waterfall from the Vargas brothers.  It would be the perfect element to showcase the various Dept 56 and Lemax buildings.  The had three levels to descend to the main level.  To achieve the look she wanted, Linda decided to add a waterfall.  In the end she added three waterfalls to give the natural look of water descending the mountains. The main waterfall feature came from the artistically talented Vargas Brothers. Armando and Dan are known for their lifelike vistas in realistic scale settings with museum...

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Lemax, Linda Becker Tips, scenic display design -

Linda continues to add more color to the mountain structure and prepares it for the ground cover.   To apply the ground cover adhesive Linda uses the Scenic Sprayer. She dilutes the Scenic Glue with water inside the bottle.  Working on a small section she spritzes the glue mixture where she feels the turf would naturally grow.   Once the water/glue mixture is applied, TIP # 3 Linda gently tosses the Woodland Scenics Blended Turf material and allows it to fully dry. If she feels that it needs more she turf she repeats the process.  Once it is dry Linda goes back...

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