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 Posted: Sat Aug 20th, 2016 09:01 pm
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On page 149 of Miniature Building Construction by John H. Ahern, there is a very nice drawing of a timber-framed and tiled cottage.  I thought that this would make a nice model to grace my rural layout currently under construction.  This cottage was one of the subjects chosen to publish as larger drawings to 4mm scale and I have said drawing in my possession.  Therefore, it was an easy matter to transfer the dimensions to a piece of white 1.5mm mount board.  Here are the front and rear of the building...





The corners of the windows and doors were pricked with a scriber before cutting out.  (Thanks to Chubber of this parish for this tip). 






Next, the beams were drawn onto the external faces of the parts...






The beams were them coloured with watercolour pencils, brown and then a dash of black.  I decided to include a few areas of exposed brickwork.  I simply cut out irregular shapes from a sheet of Scalescenes TX06 Aged Red Brick, and applied the same using Pritt stick.






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 A thin strip of 1mm card was coloured with felt-tip pens.  Window sills were cut from this strip as shown...



The window frames were drawn on thin card and consist of an outer and an inner square.  The inner square was removed to represent the frame, as shown here...






For the glazing I have decided to resort to my old friends, 'Scene-Setter Glazing Bars' available from Freestone Model Accessories...




The photo above gives the general idea, although I intend to use the thick edging line on the left as the centre upright frames of the window.


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This picture shows the glazing bars fixed in position on the rear of the cottage.  Just a bit of touching-up required with white acrylic paint around the glazing on the top window.



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Like the exposed brickwork idea Terry :thumbs

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Looking good so far Terry.

Giving me some ideas for my N scale buildings on NE.

Ken has been doing some great work in N with card.

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Marty wrote: ..............Ken has been doing some great work in N with card....



Thanks Marty - perhaps I should post my latest building on here?  

Yes it's looking very good Terry and that exposed brickwork is the clincher.    John Ahern has always been my inspiration and I had hardback first editions of his books which I lent to "a friend" in 1964 but never got them back.    Thankfully I managed to get paperback ones on ebay a few years ago.

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Thank you Ed, Marty and Ken.

The windows are finished.  Next job is to fix the door frames and doors and sort

 out some Scalescenes curtains...



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Looks nice terry, well done.:thumbs



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The door frames were made in the same fashion as the window frames.  Scalescenes curtains were printed off and are being glued around the windows thus:



Doors going on next.


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Good stuff, Terry!

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Ditto all the above comments.
Another good one to watch...

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Thank you Doug and Shaun.

The doors were simply made by scribing the planks onto some mount board and painting with watercolour paints.  Door handles are Peco track pins pushed through a hole made with a scriber.  A dab of blue on the back secures them before being cropped.  On the front door, a couple of small coloured slithers of paper take care of the letter box and door knocker...


I think we are at the stage where the sides and ends should be assembled.

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Terry, really enjoying watching the house project coming along. Keep up the good work, looking forward to the sides etc being fitted.





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Thanks Barney.  Glad you are enjoying this build.

Time to assemble the walls...



My favourite glue for card work is 'Cosmic Shimmer'.  It is a white acrylic glue which is not as runny as some card glues.  It grabs instantly and dries fast.  Best of all, you can easily remove it, before it dries, from those areas where you don't want it, e.g. where some squeezes out at joints. http://www.creative-expressions.uk.com


I put in small corner triangles to keep the structure square...




Et voila...



I have now got to give some thought to a hood over the front door.


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Things are coming along nicely I see Terry, by the way thanks for the link to the glue you use.




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The door hood was quickly made from two triangles of card with a rectangle for the roof, coloured with felt-tip pens...



I think we might consider putting on the roof next.


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Lovely bit of retro modelling Terry - a lot of character.  Nothing like a bit of card modelling for a change of pace.

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Thank you Barney and John.

The roof was made from mount board in one piece.  I scored along the centreline with a scalpel and bent to shape.  Note the small cut-out for the chimney of what is named on the drawing as the 'bake oven'...


Before fitting, colour around the extremities on both sides, and around all edges, with a dark felt-tip pen.  This will hide any white edges on the roof and the white undersides of the eaves...



The roof was glued in place.  I actually coloured around the upper edge after fitting it in place.  Not recommended.  Easier in the flat and away from the model.  Smacked wrist Terry!


I trawled through my Scalescenes downloads and came across the roof tiles as used in the farmhouse and barn model.  John Wiffen has thoughtfully provided a rectangle of tiles for use in kit-bashing.  The tiles were printed off, given a light spray of matt varnish, and glued in place with Pritt.  Ridge tiles from the same source were added...


Mental note to self...don't forget to add some bargeboards.

More soon.

 

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a very good build,I am enjoying this one
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