This is a blog about my passion: dollhouses and miniatures. This particular blog was started to follow my miniature dream: to create a Victorian Mansion. But work on my Mansion is slow. Very slow. Sloth slow. Ice Age glacier movement slow. Why? Because I am easily distracted by other personal miniature projects (I have 50+ roomboxes and 15 dollhouses in various stages of incompletion) and because I work for a miniature shop and am often up to my elbows in miniature projects that aren't mine! So, I thought, some artists work in a particular medium (woods, watercolors, clay, oils, etc.), I work in progress . . . .
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Just About Done: Brick House
I am waiting on house numbers and the outside coach light next to the door, but otherwise, the Brick house is all finished!
Another Before Photo
So customer had dropped off a house that someone had built for her to look like a real life townhouse. She wanted it finished to resemble the house . . .
Real life house
Real life house
So, after magic brik and shingling and gluing on shutters and kickplate, the house is looking more like the photos the lady brought in:
House from front
House all done
The only difficult aspect of shingling this house was on the back.
The house was custom built and the builder had curves on the back of the
roof. Thus we had to trim the shingles accordingly...
So house will be done by next week...There is very little space between the front door and column so the usual house numbers we use on projects will not fit well. My dad is cutting numbers for me on a laser cutter and once I get them I can make sure the spacing is right for coach light and install them. This house will be ready ahead of deadline for the customer to get!