New Modelcraft Tools!
17 March 2015
We have introduced a comprehensive range of tools to help you with your dolls' house projects and miniature makes, all available at Tools
From 2mm masking tape to drills and clamps you can now get it all in one place. Our absolute favourite gadget though is the very clever Spring loaded finger sander, available in 3 different sizes 10mm, 20mm and 40mm this little piece of kit is going to make those tricky pieces a joy to sand!
We've also got the great "Helping Hands Magnifying Glass" which has two clamps and a magnifying glass, allowing intricate fiddly work to be completed easily. The clamps and magnifying glass are all moveable and fitted with ball joints for precision work. The heavy weight base will prevent any unwanted tipping.
We will be adding more to this handy tool range so keep an eye out for that tool you’ve been lacking!
A Modern Kitchen Cameo Inspiration!
9 March 2015
If you're looking for a little inspiration for your dolls' house kitchen and are after a modern scheme, we hope the following images might help you! Our stylist whipped this up using some of your favourite pieces and a few you might not thought of using.
The first couple of images show how we work through a few set ups before we settle on the end result. It can take some time to figure out which layout works best in a space, dolls' houses are no different than "real" houses in that respect!
7 January 2015
The exterior of your dolls' house is often the thing you look at most once it's on display, so it makes sense to invest in time and the appearance of it. Whether you have a perfect period piece, a more contemporary style or something eclectic, the exterior of your dolls' house can be dressed to match.
From door furniture to real brick compound finishes you can achieve an extremely detailed final result.
This delightful lion door knocker would look super on the front of a Georgian manor or you could put it on your modern home as a 'reproduction' piece. Moving up the house, chimney pots in the traditional terracotta finish inspire images of Bert jumping over roof tops in Mary Poppins and on a dolls' house they give a realistic 'topping off' to your miniature home.
Item DIY662 - Terracotta Chimney Pots
Item DIY66 - 'Antique' Lion Head Door Knocker
For your front panels, the brick compounds
are unbeatable. Paint your panels in a suitable shade for your mortar first, then mix up the compound and use the stencils to apply the compound in a regimented pattern, once it all dries you'll have panels which look like they've actually been built with miniature bricks!
3D Printed Miniatures!
6 January 2015
Technology and miniatures, specifically dolls' house miniatures, may not always go hand in hand but one octogenarian is certainly challenging that concept.
Jerome Morin, a spring chicken at 80 years old, used a 3D printer to create an entire miniature living room for his grandson for Christmas. Using a special design programme, Morin was able to accurately recreate the pieces and enjoy the process. There are a selection of images of the finished article available here.
What would you design and print if there were no limits?
January's Sparkling Offers!
5 January 2015
January's offers are NOW LIVE and there are some inspiring offers to get you motivated for your dolls' house collection and hobby this year.
Get busy with the revamp with savings on lighting sets. Lighting sets
give you enough lights to do each room of your house and you can chose either the socket strip method or the copper wiring method. Socket strips allow you the versatility to put lights on individually by plugging them into the strip. Copper wire gives a slick finish and hard wires all the lighting in. For more information on the differences and to help you decide you can watch a video on how to light your dolls' house here
After you've put those lights in what about doing some interior design? Great offers on wallpapers and flooring covering
can give you a new look for a super price. For as little as 50p (!) you can grab a paper to redo your living room with this stylish Leafy wallpaper
or if you want to splash out, you could chose this delicate Blue Rose wallpaper
If those little treats don't give you enough inspiration what about dressing the front of your dolls' house with a few flowers and window boxes? Or even a weather vane? Take a look at the accessories section of the special offers
to see the full range on offer this month.