The 2012 winner of the Best Dollhouse or Building Kit as chosen by the readers of Miniatures.About.com is Rosebud Cottage by Petite Properties. Readers appreciate the detailing, opportunity for modifications and price point of these kits as well as the option of combining buildings into a complete village in 1:48 scale. The basic line of kits allows experienced builders to lower costs by using previous instruction sets to create similar finishes for other buildings in the series.
Petite Properties complete range of kits continue to grow along with a newly introduced range of accessories and booklets on making furnishings from simple materials. Full kits like the Corner Shop Kit reviewed here are easily finished using card and air dry clay, or your choice of scale exterior materials. Kits in this scale can do quadruple duty as gaming buildings, Christmas village buildings, O scale model railroad buildings or dolls houses. The instruction booklets which accompany the Petite Properties kits are clear and well illustrated, allowing any miniaturist to build a range of inexpensive 1:48 scale buildings (most are £20- £25 or $30 - $40 plus postage) which can be finished to North American or European styles.
View the other finalists in the 2012 Best Miniature Building or Dollhouse Kit Readers' Choice Awards.
View the Other Winners in the 2011 Readers' Choice Categories for Miniatures: