Miss Lydia Pickett Cottage Clock in 1:12 scale, part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the Miss Lydia Pickett Cottage Clock in 1:12 scale by Robin Betterley's Miniatures.

The top has been sanded smooth.  I didn't do the best job keeping the bottom portion straight, but there is trim to cover it.  :]

I cut the first layer of trim to a rounded top to match but left the small scrolls on the sides.  I could not have left those on the original front piece since I glued it second in line.  I think it will still work as delicate detailing since there are two more layers to build it up.  You are to leave the clock face trims off until final assembly since they hold the clock face in place.  That worked anyway since I want to paint it a different color from the body.  I later cut the top scroll on this piece as well.

I love the round top, but it is missing something without the scrollwork there.  A modified Houseworks finial on top finishes it off perfectly.  I drilled a hole to keep it in place but won't glue it until the end since it's easier to sand separately (and in case I break it and have to make another).  Here the clock face trims are just set in place without glue.

I added pins for the bun feet, leaving these unglued until the end as well.

So far, it's turning out as I hoped.  :D  I have some art in mind for the body and base, though the original kit art is still an option.  Now I have to visit the craft store to find that perfect shade of dusty teal.

4 comments

Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
It looks great! Love the modifications.
05/14/18 @ 19:11
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
Love how it looks so far! The filial is perfect, elegant and not fussy.
05/15/18 @ 05:49
Comment from: Jodi [Visitor]
The structural improvements you've made give the clock such a delightfully whimsical feel! I bet you are excited to add the artsy elements, and so am I! Dusty Teal sounds marvelous!
05/15/18 @ 08:02
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>>
05/23/18 @ 08:43


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