Posts tagged greenleaf
Posts tagged greenleaf
First, lets tackle 1/12 vs 1/24. 1/12 means that 1” in scale represents 12” (or 1’) in real life. 1/24 means that 1” in scale represents 24” (or 2’) in real life. Its called half-scale (or 1/2) because everything in 1/24 is half the size of things in 1/12 scale (which is often seen as the standard scale). Each has its own advantages/disadvantages. People like 1/24 because it can take up less space, cost slightly less sometimes in materials, and provide a challenge when it comes to detail. 1/12 is more commonly and commercially available and allows for more detail. Joanne’s Mini’s has created a great playlist on all her videos on scale which might help you out more.
As for Greenleaf houses, I can’t knock them because I have three of them and I love them. They are made from pressboard which makes them lighter and cheaper than most. It also makes them slightly harder to assemble unless you already have some experience working with wood/glue/sandpaper. The thinner wood tends to splinter easier. They also take slightly more rigging because their slot/tab construction isn’t always as tight as it should be. Finished right, they are beautiful dollhouses but it takes a little extra effort. They do have a new laser cut line that I haven’t tried out yet that might be easier though.
The other large dollhouse maker is Real Good Toys (RGT). Their houses are made from MDF, so they tend to be heavier and more expensive. However, they are easier to put together. Also, they are mostly compatible with Houseworks lines of windows and doors, so it can be easier to customize the look of your house. Their Liliput and Junior lines are pretty straightforward to build.
Finally, my last bit of advice is to try and start off with something that fairly architecturally simple. The more towers/bays/wings/porches the more complicated the build. Not just in terms of actually assembling it, but also in terms of wiring (if you choose to) and doing things like wall papers and floors.
Hope this is helpful!
Greenleaf just announced this years Spring Fling kit and contest. The kit is very cute—a beach house kind of vibe. Its only 19.99 for the base kit which is pretty affordable for those on the budget. Best part is that if you finish it, you can enter in the contest too.
You all remember that awesome Japanese Tea house I posted and fell in love with a bit ago. Well, it was an entry in Greenleaf’s Spring Fling Contest and came in first! You can go see it and all the other entries here.
Greenleaf Glencroft Dollhouse
Would replicate my home to look like this old doll house in a heartbeat.
This is not an old dollhouse. Its a kit sold by Greenleaf and is still available.
So I’ve often mentioned my “big” houses, but I actually got around to taking a picture of one. This is big tudor Harrison by Greenleaf. My grandparents picked it up cheap at a garage sale and helped me fix it up. As you can see, it needs a bit of fixing up again.
Quite the variety—most of these are still commercially available.
Not only a contest, but a pretty good deal on their newest kit. I mean $500 gift certificate would be nice, but $18.95 + free shipping for a one room get is a good price.
Lots of possibilities here too—farmer’s market, cafe, craft store, garden shed, summer cottage…