!/144 Cape May CottageAh, my first Cape May Cottage from Northeastern Scale Models. It’s a lovely little kit and for the most part, much simpler than the Queen Anne. However, those dormers kicked my butt — the added thickness of the shingling threw everything off and I had to do quite a bit of hacking (and cursing) to get them to fit.

I also decided to do a bit of kit bashing. One of the “features” I dislike about 1:144 houses is that it is nearly impossible to see the first floor rooms at the front of the house. So I chopped the second floor in half and made it a loft. I also converted two rooms into one nice size bedroom. This way, all the decorating of the front rooms isn’t just an exercise in gluing my fingers to tiny bookshelves. ;)

Oh, and of course, I added a stairwell — how else would the inhabitants get to the second floor?

This miniature house is now in a private collection.


1/144 Cape May Cottage

1/144 Cape May Cottage

1/144 Cape May Cottage

1/144 Cape May Cottage

1/144 Cape May Cottage

1/144 Cape May Cottage

1/144 Cape May Cottage

1/144 Cape May Cottage