Archives for: "November 2018"

The HC - furnishings and such

by brae  

Here is where we left off with the kits. I also started a French side table kit by Art of Mini (shown on the right below; the corner cupboard is for Watson Mill). For the trestle table, I opted for a stained finish. After filling in any minor gaps with… more »

The HC - landscaping

by brae  

The landscaping board is finished on the edges with iron-on veneer edging.  I then glued layers of white 1/16" foam sheets by Woodland Scenics using Weldbond glue.  I went with thin foam so I could keep the land relatively flat on the baseboard while… more »

The HC - brick walkway

by brae  

I am getting close to gluing the structure to the landscaping base, so I can start to work on the brick walkway.  Here's the porch already done. I started by marking a printed grid to match where the porch meets the walkway. I wanted more herringbone,… more »

The HC - roof finishing

by brae  

Continuing work on the roof.  I used 3/8" corner molding to finish off the ridges. Time for paint! :D I masked the roof trims and mixed a large tub of paint from the below grouping.  There's a Tudor house near my office with a green grey roof that I… more »

The HC - roof sneak peek

by brae  

Continuing work on the roof.  I don't have a full post today, but here's the base coat.  I wasn't sure if green/grey would work even though there's a real life example close to my office.  I love the color so far, though I'm working on giving it depth… more »

The HC - shingles, shingles, shingles

by brae  

I am using Greenleaf speed shingles for the HC roof.  These are laser cut, thin wood.  I use Quick Grip glue, which is stinky and messy, just the way a fun project should be.  I also utilize movies and/or TV in the background.  :D There's one valley on… more »

The HC - back wall revisited, part 1

by brae  

In the past, I've made sliding walls like the one for Ye Olde Taxidermist.  For the current build, I don't want a large gable blocking the interior view from the back.  For Ye Olde Taxidermist, the narrow gable doesn't block much of the interior. Milo… more »

The HC - ceiling beams and roof

by brae  

Since I had cut a new gable from thinner wood, I had to pad the exterior portion where the gable shelf was located to keep the gable shelf properly aligned with the front of the roof. But, since I am including the dovecote, I cut the front hook off the… more »

The HC - insert wall, part 4

by brae  

I've decided to go ahead and scare myself into motivation mode by adding a countdown in the sidebar.  :O  My mantra: "Everything I do is one less thing to be done." Here is how the insert wall looked when I left it last with wallpaper and paints added.… more »

The HC - front door, etc.

by brae  

I've swapped out the main door for one a little fancier - a Design House shop door #1014.  The frame is stained Minwax Jacobean to match the rest of the trim, and the door is painted Night Sky by Americana.  Though there are not a lot of colors… more »

Wee "c" Miniatures Show 2018

by brae  

Shameless plug first - the November Online Show is open for mini shopping, so come on by! ------------------------- Tonight, I headed to the annual Wee "c" Miniatures Show.  It's a smaller show but there are always wonderful finds to be discovered.  The… more »

The HC - roof trimming

by brae  

I've painted the exterior of the roof black to move on to the next steps. Thanks to Sheila, we know what bargeboards are.  So, today, I am working on the fascia and bargeboards.  :D  I stained lengths of 1/16" x 1/4" basswood to attach to the exposed… more »

The HC - progress update

by brae  

I had a long weekend taking some vacation days, so I got some extra work done on the HC.  I've attached the front wall, but that will have to remain secret until the reveal.  But, with the structure out of dry fit, I could start tackling the roof.… more »

The HC - dovecote, part 1

by brae  

There's a lovely space in the Three Gables House that is perfect for a built-in dovecote (just ask Sheila).  I did some scouting around online, and found this great site for inspiration and instruction.  I started by measuring the entire space… more »