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!
The House of Miniatures offered five different vignette boxes during the first five years of the brand. We’ll look at the features of each.
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.