Category: "The Brownstone"

The Brownstone - the entrance and front steps, part 10

by brae  

Continuing work on the entrance and front steps.  Now that the gate has been built and set aside for spray-painting weather, I was able to glue the side walls to the stairs.  I used Weldbond and super glue gel. more »

The Brownstone - front door, part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the front door.  I painted the door surround black followed with a satin varnish.   I thought the original Black Plum by Americana was too brown, so I covered the door with two thin coats of Black Cherry by Folk Art.  The Black Cherry… more »

The Brownstone - security gate, part 1

by brae  

Before I could put the front steps together, I needed to address security for the lower level entrance.  :D  Wrought iron gates seem to be the norm, but my metalworking in miniature skill set isn't quite there yet.  Maybe someday.... more »

The Brownstone - the entrance and front steps, part 9

by brae  

Continuing work on the entrance and front steps.  I cut two pieces of balsa to finish each of the tops.  I would have used basswood, but I didn't have any 1/8" thick and this is the hardest sheet of balsa I've ever seen.  :O  You can't bruise it with yo… more »

The Brownstone - the entrance and front steps, part 8

by brae  

Continuing work on the entrance and front steps.  After the base coat of Fawn by Americana had dried, it was time to start adding color washes and glazes to add some dimension.  I mixed Mississippi Mud with Staining Medium, both by Americana, and dotted… more »

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