maandag 14 april 2014

1/144th scale cottage: the fitting

I had a serious talk with myself to blog more. It's good way to keep track of what I'm doing. And reading other blogs is inspirational: better to find what I like than on Facebook, and more personal than Pinterest. So even though I haven't got much to show...

It was advised to paint the components before removing them from the sheets, to be able to prevent curling up. So I did, three layers of paint and sanding before I was happy with the result. Then I started the fitting.

The components probably fit perfectly, as one should expect from a laser-cut-kit. But not anymore after painting, and the wood is thin and fragile, and my fingers feel like sausages while working on it. Superglue does miracles: the miracle of having a moving house on my fingers.

I think it's best to apply wallpaper and flooring now, before really assembling it. Delaying the furnishing :(.

Till next time!

dinsdag 8 april 2014

New project: 1/144th scale Cape May Cottage

According to the blogs many Dutch miniaturists have been to the show in Apeldoorn this weekend ~including me~, so how could it be so quiet? It was lovely for us, visitors, to be able to walk around and see everything in a relaxed way. I'm afraid that it stimulated my buying process... I saw so many lovely things... 

Although I have 4 ongoing projects ~in different states of completion~ and already have bought components for at least 4 projects-ideas, I couldn't help buying 2 more projects... A lovely one room chapel with church-windows (which I still need to think about what I'll make of it: a chapel or witch-house), and this:
A laser cut kit of a 1/144 scale house! Has been on my wishlist for a long time. I have no experience with this scale, but I think it's a very interesting scale, can't wait to start with it! My fifth ongoing project.
It will be a big puzzle and it needs some changes, like a staircase. I hope I won't spoil the components! There's no back-up!

To be continued!