Insides tend to have an outside


Window wall exterior

If the frontage of the doll’s house model is the north, then this long side of the building is west.

The south-western end is the removable section that forms the second installment of the Great Hall structure.  There are mini magnets added for attachment but some form of overlap needs providing to give the join area a more finished look, and, whilst the removable section is mostly ‘stone’, the other section will be mostly timber and brick.

This has proved, so far, a wonderful jigsaw puzzle of timber, stone and brick panel areas.  Planning has been going on in my head, on the side of the model itself and on various scraps of card and paper.  It kept me sane(ish) whilst doing the outdoor heavy work.  But the time has come to try the practicability of it.

For the stone, I intend to use pieces left over from the removable section, then at least the colours will more or less match.  Timber will be both balsa and modelling width ‘pine’ pieces and the bricks will be an experiment in egg box use, I think.

So far, with the windows in, timber has been cut to fake into the edges of the extension and a considerable mess was made when cutting out pieces of the stone finish foamboard.

Everything offered up, with white tac holding in place, some items look a bit squif and others in need of cutting down.  On viewing the photos, I realise that there’s a beam missing below the small over hang.  To beam of to fiddle with little bits of cut moulding is the decision yet to be made.

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 The bagged item between the long, high window and the lower double, small one is the wiring and 3V battery at the back of one of the Great Hall fires and will be covered eventually by a chimney panel up which this wall’s wiring will run.

Finishing off the edges of the ‘stone’ will be fiddly but, with luck and painted wood filler and glue mix, it might work.

theinfill - Medieval, Tudor to Jacobean doll's house exterior planning

The mouldings around the window are patterned and the area above will be filled in to match the panels on the upper part of the ‘stone’ structure, with impressed pattern on Das clay – see the area top right of  ‘stone’ section and link below for closer look.

Going to have to get down to making the bricks and trying them out.  Do I have enough shades of colour, we ask ourselves? Sound of small person hurtling off to check.

Pargeting style work on Great Hall part II – a closer look


4 responses »

    • You are being exceptionally kind. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a doll’s house as yet: it’s large and keeps me out of mischief. Am getting rather obsessive with it, have to admit. Thank you so much for your lovely comment, love your site 🙂

      • Oh thank you! 🙂
        No seriously, the detail is mind blowing. I love the style/historical period you’ve chosen to decorate the rooms/hall. I can well believe you’d get a little obsessive with it, it’s worth getting addicted to! Haha!

        • It is a useful period for those of us not given to the precision needed to ‘do’ Georgian, and has lots of opportunities for what could be loosely called character. Couldn’t get to it today – someone wanted me to do something, heyho

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