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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Lighted Creole Townhouse Courtyard






I didn't want to wait too long to make another post, so here is my progress so far. This courtyard will be used at the back of the New Orleans style dollhouse I am working on. I used the same coach lights I used on the front facade. I wired the lights to the ceilings of the two buildings and then ran wires to the outer wall which is going to be covered with a moss sheet. I put together the fountain kit I bought from miniatures.com and sprayed a base coat of black used for high heat. I am still working on the bricks and stone pavers, however I did add grout lines which helped them look more realistic. I think I want to age the courtyard a little bit. 

8 comments:

  1. Amazing! Are you going to arrange the buildings into a little town?

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    1. I plan on placing the courtyard behind the townhouse dollhouse, so that when you look through the carriage way opening you can see the courtyard. I may also place the hat shop next to the townhouse as well.

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  2. Beautiful! It looks like a real courtyard.

    I must know - how did you get such perfectly-cut arches? Even with power tools, I can't cut anywhere near that neatly.

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    1. I did use a band saw (actually it was the first time I used one) to cut the arches. I cut them like a draw curves, I turned the board or moved my body along the outside of the board to follow the cut of the arch.

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  3. Your work is just beautiful! So inspirational. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  4. I hope you can see this...
    When I saw it I immediately thought of your courtyard!

    http://thumbs.modthesims2.com/img/7/4/2/6/5/5/MTS_ruthless_kk-1154945-entrance-lobby-and-bathroom.jpg

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    1. Yes it does have some of the same elements

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  5. I think it's wonderful! when I look through the arches it's like you are actually there in New Orleans!

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