Chimney and Tooder Pots – interim report

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Been working on roof to the dratted section of the house that has been haunting me and am now seeing angles and beams and ‘A’ frame shapes every time I close my eyes.

But an opportunity for fun and games has come around in the shape of sorting out the chimney, its pots and their platform and the chimney collar where the roof should sit, as and when it emerges from the dark abyss of design.

I indulged in two 90 mm Captain Pots from Romney Miniatures Tudor style pot selection and set about ruining the lovely things.

The job so far

theinfill - Tudor, Elizabethan and Jacobean doll's house blog site --- Tudor Chimney pots from Romney Miniatures

The pots are in a lovely clean clay colour and here we have one of them mucked up, adding a little contrast and shadow to its complex patterning

As well as a built out collar shape where the roof slope meets the chimney, I’m wanting to build out the top to provide a suitable platform for these beauties.

I’m busy morphing wood strips into further bits of stone chimney architecture to give a little more bulk and shaping and have used some Richard Burbidge fancy wood moulding, the design that is often seen on a Tudor doll’s house.  This moulding has had a reddish clayish make-over in an attempt to blend it with the chimney pots and any other clay items that might get thrown at the general pot platform area.

theinfill - Tudor, Elizabethan and Jacobean doll's house blog site --- Tudor Chimney pots from Romney Miniatures with Richarg Burbidge moulding strip

Colouring’s not too bad. The mitred pieces are to form the bottom of the chimney platform as the chimney widens out. Not sure how the jump from stone to brick is going to look.  Hopefully there are some chimneys somewhere that leave the swap of materials until the top area (?).

Thornbury Castle brick and stone

These brick lovelies appear from amongst stone crenelations giving a visual mix and match of materials.

theinfill - Tudor, Elizabethan and Jacobean doll's house blog site --- Chimney stacks and pots Thornbury Castle

This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Adrian Pingstone at the wikipedia project.

 

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