Miss Lydia Pickett Cottage Clock in 1:12 scale, part 4

by brae  

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

I primed the main body, finial and feet with gesso.  This helped me to see any flaws that needed to be addressed.  I rather like the grey.  :]

I glued the scroll pieces to the main face trim, leaving the final circle trim unattached.  In order to give the scrolls more depth, I built them up with dabs of Golden Molding Paste.

Once primed, they look more dimensional.  I've painted an initial coat of Liquitex Iridescent Bronze to the circle trims.  This will all get some fine-tuning, but it's a good start.

I applied spackling with a toothpick and smoothed it into gaps and partially exposed mortices.

The spackling smooths the edges where multiple layers are joined as well, like the sides of the curved front.

Next up, painting and artwork.  :]

7 comments

Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
I like the color. Love the idea of using gel medium to make the scrolls dimensional.
05/16/18 @ 21:35
Comment from: Anna [Visitor]
This is coming along beautifully. I love the colour you have chosen and the slightly modified simplicity of the clock. Cans wait to see what you have lined up for the art work. Anna
05/17/18 @ 04:31
Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
I love that grey. Just beautiful. And I can't wait to see what's next!
05/17/18 @ 05:56
Comment from: Jodi [Visitor]
Part 4 already? You are tearing through this lovely project - you must be feeling inspired! :O) I have a feeling Part 5 is going to be a real treat!
05/17/18 @ 15:14
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :>> Yes, I might be sticking with the blue-grey gesso after all. :yes: It's easy to tear through a project when each little step adds to the feeling of completion. It's the massive projects that get me bogged down at times.
05/17/18 @ 16:14
Comment from: Jeanne [Visitor]
It looks beautiful already! I'm following this one with special interest as I was already tossing around the idea of bashing an old unfinished Classics clock I've had for a long time into something like this -- https://www.1stdibs.com/amp/furniture/decorative-objects/clocks/antique-original-painted-swedish-grandfather-clock-ca-1800s/id-f_858473/ How did you apply the molding paste?
05/23/18 @ 08:34
Comment from: brae [Member]
That's a lovely clock! :yes: I applied the paste with a toothpick.
05/23/18 @ 08:42


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