Well this is what minis should be all about.FUN!!!
I promise I wont bore you again with the progress of the roof but its so cool to do!
Normally its the exterior decoration I hate doing, and all the inside filling I love. I hated bricking the Sweeney house, just wouldnt go right, but funnily enough although i was dreading doing this, it is proving to be a blast!
How sad i am to be so easily pleased.
Today I cut out the dormer window template and roof template onto graph paper and then cut the pieces of thatch to match.
Dormer was a nightmare , needed us both to hold it on for a good while to stick into place.
Decided although the dormer is quite angular, that we'd make it covered in a rouunder way so that it looks more fairy like ( looks abit like the Hobbit house!!)
The pic at the bottom is while we were sticking it, and I also placed the larger piece of roof over to see what it looked like. Thats next to stick!
Why is it when you want to get on you cant find any materials to hand! We needed some mini clamps but couldnt find them so it was all hands on to pushing and holding it into place.
Run out of glue now and having depleted 'Halfords' of all their supplies need to go out tomorrow to get some from somewhere so we can stick the main roof down and also do the eaves. So annoying as I just want to finish it.
VERY messy, Very smelly, ( Im not following my own rules, working indoors, getting high on glue and getting the the fibre in my nose and throat, but what the heck, dont care cos its getting there!!)
John thinks it looks abit top heavy and the thatch does really take such a small cottage over and is quite overpowering but hoping once all trimmed up, and detailed it will look less so. Its going to have lots of vines, climbers and flowers on it.
Also I think once the base board with garden is on and the details of the flowers, pond? and other features that will balance it all out.
Well thats the plan!!!!!!!!!!
Oh and just realsied I have the chimney to stick on so good job I didnt stick down the roof yet as i need to make a hole and stick it to the wood, coming up from the outside chimney breast.