As our "tutorials" section has gotten rather large, I thought it would be fun to organize them by house part, and area.
I want to make...
AN AWESOME WINDOW
- How To Make a Tudor Casement Window: Here, I demonstrate one way to create an historically accurate, appealing window using commonly available materials. Once you start making your own windows, you'll wonder why you ever settled for store bought! Creating building components from scratch can be a little intimidating at first, but, trust me, it's worth the effort to learn!
- How To Make a Lead Paned Window: This tutorial introduces the basic notion of using lead golfer's tape and varnish to create an extremely realistic-looking window. The techniques used here are very simple, and can be adapted to a wide variety of other projects.
- How To Make a Stained Glass Window: It's simpler than you think!
- A Medieval or Tudor Salamander Plaque: Learn how to make your own!
- How To Make Plastic Sheet "Bricks": This tutorial teaches you how to make realistic-looking grouted "bricks" with inexpensive and readily available plastic sheets. All you need is a few inexpensive materials and some imagination!
- "A Word on Mortar": provides some "what not to do" advice on grouting your house's brickwork.
- How To Brick Your House: An in-depth discussion of what to do, and what not to do, in achieving your best result.
- Stucco and Brick Cladding Tips: Here are a few more helpful suggestions!
- How To Achieve A Realistic "Stone" Effect: This tutorial shows you how to get your best result using Richard Stacey modeling dust. There's an addendum to this tutorial here.
- How To Work With Stucco: Although this tutorial focuses on half timbering, the techniques could just as easily be applied to another style of house.
- How To Make a "Thatched" Roof: This is one way you can do it, that I like. Parts I and II discuss the interior. Part III discusses the actual thatch. This is a mid-level project for newer miniaturists and those who, like myself, really struggle to work with fabric and fibers.
PROGRESS WITH MY DESIGN
- Here, I discuss some of the issues I've had with creating a suitably "tudor-looking" roof.
- Here, I discuss how I came up with the final design for Patisserie 841.
- Here, I share an idea for "kit bashing" a Houseworks window into an historically accurate tudor window.
- Here, I explain how I transformed a victorian potter's shed into a tudor bakery.
- These are the printouts I used as patterns for a couple of my windows.
- Here, I discuss how I came up with the ultimate design for the half timbering on the tudor bakery.
- Fun With Modular Finishing: This tutorial provides some time management tips.
- How To Make a Really Great "Aged" Floor: This is my favorite tutorial, and the techniques I discuss here are the same techniques I used on the entirety of the tudor bakery.
- The Weathered Effect: Learn how to make your wood look old and dirty.
- Installing the Woodwork: Here, I share some tips I've learned on how to install--and how not to install--dollhouse miniature woodwork.
Is there something else you'd like to see? Something you wish we'd discuss at greater length, or in greater depth? Let us know!