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The New 2 Story Stucco & Stone House

Updated: Jul 29, 2022

Alrighty folks! This project has neared completion! (I’ll be listing reproductions in the store as soon as possible.)


It stands ~11” tall and at it’s widest is 6.5 x ~6.5”. It’s roof is pitched at a 39 Degree slope, and is 6” bottom to peak. the 2nd Floor is 6x5.5”, and it’s main feature is one wall can be slid out of it’s slots for better placement or viewing of it’s contents. The first floor has stone walls, cracked tile floor with a stone stair rising to the 2nd floor. Beneath the stairs is a removable door, with a small alcove beneath it. The front door is also removable.


However, There are still more than a few details to cover with this.


I took my sweet time painting this model the first time, and through this process I’ve actually decided that I really need to paint more…. So I can try different color designs for the base & stucco walls. I want to have more color options for this as a finished product offering. So I cast two and before I’m ‘done’ I may cast another and paint it completely differently. shrug The Innovation must continue!


So, lets get to some of the finer details.



The stone first floor can easily be painted either a brown or gray tone. This first floor has a wooden beam door jam, with a wood plank just over it’s right corner. It contains a half circle stone window on the right side. Inside the first floor its door opens to reveal stairs and a wooden door framed by a second wooden vertical plank and what might constitute another door jam. It is dark behind this door. It might just be a hole in the floor. It may also smell. Eh?


Each wall contains two types of stone. The main common stone is a gothic chiseled stone, complemented with a less artisan brown Shale stone, with deeper fissures. I definitely think this adds depth to it’s character.


The Construction of this piece entailed pouring the first 4 layers of stone and floor in one mold and pouring the top of the stairs, the half circle window and the top 2 layers of stone as separate pieces. They fit well together, of course.





The Second floor has a rough wooden floor, to reflect its poor construction. It’s walls are stucco, with wide beam construction. The exterior walls are weathered with cracks, debris. One wall sports a wagon wheel, presumably hiding a hole in the wall. It’s probably still drafty inside.


The Main feature here is the second floor sports a removable wall.



The wall easily slides in and out…



I spent quite a while designing this feature, and I’m fairly pleased with it. It’s essentially just a large slot, with enough give on each side to slide the wall out. I think it’s a very cool differentiating aspect to this build.


It allows you to take pictures of the room without looking down on it. It can also make it easier to place mini’s and furniture.


I ended up creating 7 molds to create the walls and floor. The floor is one. The shorter walls are made from 4 panels each their own molds, and the longer walls with the slots on each end are 2 molds, one for each side. I chose to pour these longer walls as a single pour, instead of an inside and outside wall and then glue them together, since the design of the slot required the piece have an appropriate depth to retain the integrity of the slot that each of the two smaller walls sits in. It would be stronger than if it had been glued in 2 or 3 parts. The Three walls are glued to the floor, and the removable wall slot is left ‘loose’ so it slides in and out. Obviously, Eh?



The roof section is a combination of 3 molds. An inside wall, and outside wall, and the roof section. Each piece cast twice and then they can be assembled. The roof mold contains a small wood beam that caps the roof.


I chose to paint my first cast of the house; brown stone on the bottom and yellow stucco with brown wood trim. I played around with washes and detailing the weathered cracks a bit and how I wanted the brown stone to look as well. I finally decided that the wash step and light dry-brush steps were the most important. No surprise there. Ha.


However, like I said at the start I plan on introducing more variations with different colors.


Toward that end, I quickly painted a gray tone first floor just to see how I liked that as a combination with the same yellow stucco, of course it works well! I knew that. Nevertheless I will actually experiment on different colors.


Here are the galleries of pics I’ve taken through the painting and casting process.



These are the individual pieces. Assembly is required. Glue. Glue Glue! I recommend Aileen’s tacky glue. Sanding may be required prior to assembly of the short walls that make the slots, so they slide nicely.




This gallery is with the brown tone stone.




The final gallery is with the gray tone stone. The last pic I took to compare the brown vs gray tone, and helped me decide to spot paint the gray tone with brown stones.


I’m very glad to bring this 2 story stucco & stone building to market.


The Goblin Tinker

We Tinker! You Play!



EDIT: Added Pic of House with 2 Tealights set in corners for display purposes. The Idea came from Reddit User: Ok_Information_1111, Thanks!




Second Painted House pics.


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