Category: "The Brownstone"

The Brownstone - the entrance and front steps, part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the entrance and front steps.  I glued three of the original kit steps to the bottom of the assembly of eight trim molding steps. To make sure they were evenly spaced to match the top steps, I drew guidelines on the tops before gluin… more »

The Brownstone - color plan

by brae  

While I love the ice cream parlor colors of the kit photo, it's not really my style.  I do love Tudor design, but I'm not sure I'll ever get around to making an authentic Tudor build.  There's a beautiful house by my office that has more modern ranch li… more »

The Brownstone - the entrance and front steps, part 2

by brae  

You know it's a good project when you keep other people up thinking about solutions. :D Many people had good input on the entryway issues, but I believe April gets the gold star. She made a mockup of the entryway in the The Sims 3. haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! :D more »

The Brownstone - the entrance and front steps, part 1

by brae  

I tend to keep my bashed builds in dry fit a long time, because while I can think of a lot of things that will come up along the way, there are always things I don't think of, problems with materials or a change in direction. The facade has to be the first thing I do overall, but there are a lot of parts to it. I will keep the bay windows and upper window the same as the original kit, but the front entrance needs some consideration. f… more »

The Brownstone - foam core board mockup

by brae  

The kit instructions have you assemble a grid from vertical and horizontal notched pieces, as you have seen in previous dry fit photos. Later in the build, you add pre-cut inserts to complete the walls.   Since I need to add some width and height to th… more »

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