Friday, February 25, 2011

Georgian Townhouse 1: 144 Scale


Please click twice on photos for a close up.

I just loved this 1: 144 scale Georgian house from the first minute I saw it. I spend a whole lot of time trying to find it. Linda http://une-petite-folie.blogspot.com/ saw comment I made on a blog when I was searching for it. She also had fallen for it and wanted to make it. It was great fun to work with her on a project sharing thoughts, photos and sources, while we were literally on different sides of the world. I am sure you will be seeing her finished house shortly on her blog.

I had some alterations in mind for my house. I wanted to add hinges to the side. Also... I wanted to cut a new bottom floor to make it deeper than the floor that came with the kit. Splitting it so the front of the house would have an area for some additions. This would allow me to add a second fence and some room for two topiaries I wanted to make to sit next to the front door.
First let me say that the 1.5mm plywood used to make this kit sold me!!! It is very strong and is resistant to warping. I had to find more of it for the new floor I was going to cut.

The second iron N scale fence arrived after waiting for it for three weeks. They sent me the wrong one! So that is the last bit that I will add when it arrives in

The kit came with a very nice photo front door. I challenged myself to make different one. A six panel Georgian front door. Then I needed to improvise the brass hardware for it. The door it is 1/4 inch wide.

39 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness 1/44th! Amazing work, I am absolutely blown away by the whole house.

    Wonderful!

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  2. It is a beautiful house, I am not surprised you both were in love with it:) And I love the result inside and outside and the lights! Great work Catherine!
    Would you be so kind as to tell us please where you bought the house? Thanks a lot in advance:)

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  3. This is really a lovely house, and the lights in it make it somewhat magical!
    Mini hugs, Lucia

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  4. What a sweet little house, Catherine!

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  5. It's beautiful! Did you do the mural wallpapers yourself? Also, I second the request to know where you got such a fabulous little kit. :)

    - Grace

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  6. Catherine, AMAZING!!!! The house is so stunning and detailed! It really looks incredible with the lights on too! I love your potted "trees". They add the perfect amount of elegance to the Georgian Mansion! It will be so much fun to see what you do with the interior and what furnishings you make!

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  7. I am in love! It is incredible!!!

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  8. This is amazing!!! So much detail on such a small scale. =)

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  9. That is really great ! And with the lights on it is just magic !

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  10. Of course, I'm speechless!
    Your patience and creativity left speechless ...
    Great :-)
    Mini hugs, Flora

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  11. Oh ,how pretty.I'm a totally fan of this scale and so I'm in love with this house,which you've made perfect.Jeannette

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  12. This house is so beautiful and you did a great job assembling such delicate parts and adding the wiring. I can't wait to see it furnished.

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  13. Es preciosa, tengo ganas de verla amueblada.
    Felicidades!!

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  14. Oh my goodness, how wonderful!!! Yes I want one too. lol Yes please let us know where to get the kit.

    jenn

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  15. Oh i forgot, could you also let me know the supplier for the iron railing, i have been searching everywhere for nice ones.

    thanks,jenn

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  16. I love your little house! And yes, I would love to hear where you bought this nice kit too :-)

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  17. It is incredible! So many details in such a small scale. The inside decoration is beautiful.
    Geneviève

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  18. Wow, it´s just amazing... can´t believe my eyes!

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  19. OMG! You are AMAZING! I LOVE it! EVERY 144th inch of it! Your wall treatments INSIDE are Just Fantastic! WOW!
    Someday I would like to try this kit!

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  20. That house is amazing. It looks like a wonderful kit to work with. Would you mind sharing who the maker of the kit is?

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  21. Wow.. that is unbelievable. And you did such a tremendous job!

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  22. Awesome, project. Very creative improvisations. Love your custom door and the interior murals and of course the lighting. Genius.

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  23. Oh you did great work on the town house!
    Congratulations!
    I like electricity thing and topiaries.
    They look so nice!
    Yuri from Tokyo

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  24. Absolute perfection! Incredible work! It must be so very difficult to work in this scale. I admire your patience and talent.

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  25. Oh well, I'm late but I cannot add anything new to the other comments. I can only say OMG OMG OMG !!! it's truly incredible and I love it to bis. Catherine, you are a genius , you even add lights. I'm in awe. Rosanna

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  26. This teeny tiny house is more than magnificent...it's a mini master piece in every single way! One might think it's a 1/12th kit instead of a 1/144th kit! I love all the additional items that you have added too. A wonderful piece and you must be sooo very proud of it too.

    I have sent you an email for some other little wonder 1/144th kits to make and one can buy furniture to fill them! Yes, bathrooms too! lol

    Michelle xxxx

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  27. Catching up late on your post :)

    1:144 usually leaves me gobsmacked, and this is no exception - what an absolute beauty of a tiny house!!

    Glenda

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  28. It s beautiful!!!!!!!!!!and the size is so confusing, congratulations:)

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  29. I'm a big fan of your blog and inspired by your miniatures.
    I especially love your Georgian town house. I would really like to purchase this kit but have been unable to track it down.
    Could you please let me know where I can get this kit.

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  30. OMG, it is truly a little BEAUTY!!!! Can I have it when you're finished ;-)???

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  31. otra maravilla para admirar sin cansarse!!! Que belleza!!

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  32. Hi, I'm interested to know where you bought the windows and doors in the photo that shows, for the house 1 / 144.
    Thanks!
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    Hola, me interesaria saber donde ha comprado las ventanas y puertas de la foto que enseñas, para la casita 1/144.
    Gracias!!!

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  33. hi, if you really want some alternative railings I have a differnt design that I made for an earlier incarnation of a simular Georgian house, just e-mail me keith@small-time.com and I'll stick some in the post for you, also new kit by the end of the year, fingers crossed, all the best Keith.

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  34. Thank you Keith. I have just sent you an email.
    it is a beautiful kit. I just loved working on it.

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