Category: "Micro Scale Models"

Gustav's Mill - part 1

by brae  

I have the week off from work, and yesterday I built Gustav's Mill -- the Archistories Windmill 'Marienfehn' in Z scale. I bought some 21-gauge tipped glue syringes since the portions to be glued are so small.  Elmer's wood glue worked well with them.… more »

Gustav's Mill - introduction

by brae  

One of the reasons I cut new walls to make Watson Mill larger on the inside was to accommodate Gustav's hobby.  Turns out, in addition to avid reading, he's a miniaturist.  :D  In researching mini mills, I found this delightful Archistories Windmill… more »

Hampton House - window trim

by brae  

I have the main building pieces painted and ready for the window trim.  I used a tiny brush to paint the trim while it was still on the frame.  I tried to keep the paint on the trim because I didn't want to fuse the trim pieces to the frame or to each o… more »

Prepping the Hampton House work room

by brae  

When I set up my fly-by-night scenes, I use a lot of tape in addition to smoke and mirrors. more »

Hampton House - inspiration and painting

by brae  

As I was trying to decide on colors and style direction, I found this lovely autumn photograph.  It's all over the internet, so the original source is impossible to guess.  I was drawn to the red window panes. I have these Fall Mixed Wire Foliage Branc… more »

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