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Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:44 pm
by Amity108
antny000 wrote:haha I love it... you've seen my profile pic on Facebook, so you've seen what I did with mine.

I was on youtube and happened to search "Amityville Dollhouse" and came across another version of the house I would love to own - the dollhouse from the dollhouse movie! It looks like someone went ahead and built one and it's pretty spot on in detail!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd5Dg8ibCvY
lol yea its very close! Funny how the kid even fits right inside it!

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:36 pm
by Brooke Forrester
Looking good, Amity108! I like the Christmas lights. 8-)

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 3:56 am
by Amity108
Brooke Forrester wrote:Looking good, Amity108! I like the Christmas lights. 8-)
Glad you like it Brooke! Thank you!

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:13 pm
by VintageBoy91
Amity108 wrote:
antny000 wrote:Whenever I think of Ronnie's room, I think of that "Now Now Darling" image lol
Lol me too but also vision that horrible polka dot wallpaper too. If or when I do the real house version, it will have all that in there though.
YES, you really should do a real house version too! Your dollhouse looks so great. I like the idea that you used Allison's wallpaper. You should really try to copy the other wallpapers of the original house too. It would be so awesome.
But anyway, thanks for your work, your Amityville movie house looks so cool too!!! :-)

And well, I first think of that "Not Now Darling" image too when I think of Ronnie's bedroom, LOL.

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:04 am
by Amity108
VintageBoy91 wrote:
Amity108 wrote:
antny000 wrote:Whenever I think of Ronnie's room, I think of that "Now Now Darling" image lol
Lol me too but also vision that horrible polka dot wallpaper too. If or when I do the real house version, it will have all that in there though.
YES, you really should do a real house version too! Your dollhouse looks so great. I like the idea that you used Allison's wallpaper. You should really try to copy the other wallpapers of the original house too. It would be so awesome.
But anyway, thanks for your work, your Amityville movie house looks so cool too!!! :-)



And well, I first think of that "Not Now Darling" image too when I think of Ronnie's bedroom, LOL.
Thank you sir! On this house, the only wallpaper I'll be using out of the real house is Allison's room ( which is complete), Dawns room and maybe the master bedroom. Still not sure on that one but wouldn't be too hard to do. Right now I'm currently working on the back of the house and finishing the exterior without paint. Also had to redo the thickness of the roofline. Sunporch was redone and the kitchen balcony. I added 1/8" plywood so now the entire houses exterior is all wood except the main roof. The main roof will have an extra layer of foam board and all retrimmed all the way around. This will be as close to detail of the movie as i can possibly get it. The only thing I may leave alone is the front door overhang. I'll have pics soon.

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:56 pm
by themysticalcafe
Do any of you kow a good site to find info on how to do a dollhouse with foamboard?

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:41 am
by antny000
Unfortunately the only plans I can think of is the paper model that was posted online, which could be made with foam board, but, it definitely wouldn't be dollhouse sized.

With all of the dollhouses being built, it's too bad an actual kit can't be created and sold.

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:00 am
by themysticalcafe
Thanks, Im not sure how to build with foam I always use wood LOL

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:01 pm
by Amity108
If you go to nearly the beginning of this thread, you'll get an idea. I've posted photos from the very first cut of foam board on this thread.

This was just after the first cut.

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This was when I started cutting in for the windows on the front. They are dollhouse windows which have been reduced in size about 1/8 ".

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This is how it looks today.

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And this is how the back looks but with the siding all finished. I'm currently adding to the roof for a thicker roofline. Once that is finished, I'll then finish all the trim all the way around along with details and gutters on the back. The whole house is made of foamboard but covered with wood siding and pretty much wood everything.

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Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:30 am
by kblur77
Is Ryan rebuilding his model?

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:31 am
by Amity108
kblur77 wrote:Is Ryan rebuilding his model?
I'd hope not! His crew did a shitty job on the windows. Looked like it was made of match sticks. I could build that creep a model and would be extremely accurate. Will also cost him plenty too! :twisted:

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:43 am
by themysticalcafe
Amity108 wrote:
kblur77 wrote:Is Ryan rebuilding his model?
I'd hope not! His crew did a shitty job on the windows. Looked like it was made of match sticks. I could build that creep a model and would be extremely accurate. Will also cost him plenty too! :twisted:

Approximatly how wide is your model I was thinking around 50"?

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:40 pm
by Amity108
themysticalcafe wrote:
Amity108 wrote:
kblur77 wrote:Is Ryan rebuilding his model?
I'd hope not! His crew did a shitty job on the windows. Looked like it was made of match sticks. I could build that creep a model and would be extremely accurate. Will also cost him plenty too! :twisted:

Approximatly how wide is your model I was thinking around 50"?
Its a little over 2 ft wide and almost 4 ft in length including the sunporch.

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:04 am
by Amity108
Update:::: I havent been working too much on it lately but here and there. As I was doing the siding on the back of the house and on the kitchen/ second level balcony, I came to realize that the roof line on both the sunporch, balcony and the main roof line of the entire house had to be thicker and trim needed to be redone. I knew the main roof had to be thicker but thought I could get away with it. I probably could have but as detailed as I tend to be, I made it happen.

Starting with doing the siding on the back.

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The balcony door was made from scratch. It needs to be rebuilt because the window frame in the door came out uneven.

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Trying to compare and just making it easier by setting my laptop on the chimney. Even though the core of the house is foamboard, what is built around it makes it much stronger! You can also see the old roof line and how thin it was.

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Starting with the sunporch, I used 3/8" plywood to raise the thickness of the roof. The posts for the railing now seat into the plywood like a locking puzzle.

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This shows the thickness on the sunporch roof line.

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Now tearing the black cover paper off the roof so I can compress the second layer of foamboard.

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The right side shows what I was aiming for. It was an experiment to see how I wanted the thickness to be as well as the trim and the clearance for the shingles. I need a really low profile shingle so they are not too expose from viewing either side of the house. The left side is where I came into an issue with uneven angles at the ridge. I thought I was going to have to redo the entire roof as well as part of the wall. Didnt have to do all that and just added a shim and some extra glue. Saved me from a bigger project.

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New layer made thicker.

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Front revealing the new eave. Had to made it thicker to match the rest of the house. Gutters had to be partially removed for this process.

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Front now finished.

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Back is nearly finished. Only thing left now is to locate where the pegs should go, gutters and railing for the back.

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After the back side is done, I'll be putting on the shingles and finishing the dormers with siding. Shingles will also be wood and watercolored dark grey. After that, the entire house will have a wooden shell.

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:58 am
by antny000
Awesome!

Looks like you almost have the exterior done.

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:00 pm
by sherbetbizarre
Great work!

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:41 pm
by Amity108
Thank you Sherb! Thank you Anthony! Yes the exterior is almost finished. Still trying to hold back from painting it until everything outside and inside is complete. Only exterior painting done as of now is the windows, doors and the middle ridge front and back.

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:54 pm
by Brooke Forrester
You're quite the artist! I wish I could make something like that. :)

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:30 am
by Amity108
Brooke Forrester wrote:You're quite the artist! I wish I could make something like that. :)
Thank you Brooke! :D

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:49 pm
by laflores15
Love the house I wish I could have one been looking no luck it sucks

Re: Amityville Models/Dollhouses

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:34 pm
by Amity108
laflores15 wrote:Love the house I wish I could have one been looking no luck it sucks

Thank you! Chances are you wont find one unless you build one or until I ever finish mine and sell it. I havent worked on it since I last posted back in April.