The House of Miniatures ads for kits by mail caught my eye. All it took was One Dollar to get that first kit, a chest-on-chest dresser that I built myself!
Do I Stain or Build First? I know the first question the first customer to receive a The House of Miniatures kit asked. “Should I stain the pieces before I build the kit, or should I build first?” All About the Grain Let’s talk about the properties of wood for a moment. Most of the… Continue reading Build First – Kit Building 101
The House of Miniatures kits were popular with kit-bashers from the time X-Acto introduced them. Almost at the same time THoM kits appeared, a wonderful magazine named The Scale Cabinetmaker (TSC) debuted. In its second issue, January 1977, X-Acto began advertising The House of Miniatures inside the back cover. By the third issue of the magazine, THoM kits began appearing in articles.
The House of Miniatures Instruction Sheets The House of Miniatures instruction sheets are very good. Remember, they wrote them to help you build the kits “as seen” on the boxes. House of Miniatures Instruction Sheets are a Tool Therefore, if you want to build your kit so it looks like the picture, let them be… Continue reading Follow The House of Miniatures Instruction Sheets?