Sunday, July 15, 2012

Crow Step Gable



     Here's the progress on the front... sorry for the terrible photo!  I have added a step gable to the roof, and I think it works quite well.  At the moment it is just foam board, but I am deciding on the size of the steps before I make it in wood.  I also have to work out how to attach it to the roof without leaving a telling joint!

   I have a lot of windows to remake - the ones the kit came with are just MDF strips, and not very easy to paint in situ;  when I tried to remove them for painting the collapsed!

   So here is the stack of bass wood strips I have to make the frames...


   For some reason I don't like the house without the window frames, it looks haunted and derelict, so I shall get on with making those as soon as possible.

5 comments:

  1. Hello again Jonquil,
    I think the step detail is a great idea. It looks just perfect on your house. I'm happy you're re-doing the window frames. The molding you plan on using looks quite lovely and will be much niceer then plain windows.
    I look forward to your next post.
    All the best,
    Giac

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  2. Hi Jonquil,
    I quite like step gables, must be the Dutch association, haha. Why don't you make it a bit longer so you can just attach it to the front of the roof instead of on the roof. That way you won't see a gap/join/seam (whatever it is called) at all. As for the size of the steps, I quite like the top one, it corresponds with the size of the window panes (at least if you are keeping the size the same).

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  3. Hello Jonquil,

    Your house is really taking shape, it looks so different from the original already!

    I know just what you mean about the windows, I like to get the frames fixed as soon as possible. It helps to make a dolls house look more life-like once the frames are in place, must be something to do with how the brain sees things, like whan you can see faces in patterns.

    Sadly, windows are always a bit fiddly to paint, both mini and real, especially sash ones!!

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  4. Hello Jonquil!
    Your house is coming along very well indeed!
    I agree with my friends who commented before me that the window frames will add greatly to the finished look you are doing. I too like the step gable and agree with Josje about the size relating to the window pane. Keep going my friend! You are doing a lovely job with this house.
    Good wishes from Ray

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  5. This is coming along really well. I'm enjoying following your progress.

    I should have had the crow stepped gables on The Tenement but was too quick putting on the roof tiles! Never mind.

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