A wire to hide

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– not quite the ‘Faraway Tree’

Taking a break from roofing am now splodging and painting and building a rather large, hopefully old-looking tree, using the essential cardboard inners from this, that and the other paper product and building up texture with paper, glue and wood filler on cardboard and florist’s wiring.

Why

Well there’s the mains wire from the lighting hidden throughout the inner sections of this part of the model but it eventually drops from the top floor through the corner woodwork of the middle floor jetting and out from the floor over open air.  I rather fancied controlling its decent and appearance if possible.

theinfill dolls house blog – Medieval, Tudor and Jacobean model house – hiding the external mains wiring

Wire descending from jetting next to the tower

How’s this tree and wire supposed to work?

theinfill dolls house blog – Medieval, Tudor and Jacobean model house – hiding the external mains wiring

Trying first day basic framework of tree shape for height and spread. Balancing of the rough shape on pieces of cork bought from a railway modelling shop and with the wire running down the centre of the would be tree to gauge the fit and run.  It’s looking rather too straight perhaps, but I don’t think I mind too much if it means it’s easier to thread the connector on the end of the wire through past the florist’s wire that is providing extra support and flexibility to the branches.

theinfill dolls house blog – Medieval, Tudor and Jacobean model house – hiding the external mains wiring

Whilst the many layers of glue and rough covering dry on the ‘tree’ shape, I had fun playing with glue and weathered twig pieces, the cork, along with bits of lichen, dry grass and whatever is lying around to provide edge covering to the bottom of this section of the model. Still quite a bit to do on this but it must wait till ‘tree’ shape is in place.

 

 

 

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