Although new to the hobby, when we decided to undertake construction of our first Dolls House we decided to choose a kit which some might consider to be fairly advanced (although we had absolutely no problems with it!) We started with a degree of intrepidation as neither I nor my wife have ever built a dolls house before and although still work in progress, after three months the exterior and the majority of the interior are now complete with only the pub to finish.

Fortunately we live in an old coaching town surrounded by Tudor buildings which have proved to be an invaluable source for building materials and construction, with particular reference to timbers and perhaps, most importantly how they have aged over the years.

An all brick construction using the multi textured slips (2 courses making a depth of 13mm appeared most effective) with the wooden roofs tiles being perfect for an undulating finish prior to being painted in gouache and thus simulating years of neglect, moss and pigeon droppings!

Although now nearing completion I am utterly amazed by how enjoyable this has all been and can only compare it to my very first model of a Hurricane when made as a little lad.

Mike & Sue Carrington, Essex