Some of the sum that makes the whole

Standard

Edgings and finishes

Overlaps and joins

Some of the many parts that need finishing off on a piece are the edges.

(click on an image to see gallery and read the longer captions as well as getting to the link – just down to the right of gallery – for larger image)

The section I’m currently working on (the street) is next to the porch section and is a rectangle whose edges are as follows:

  • front – straight and of more or less similar depth all the way and this can be finished with a wood trim of suitable strip wood or moulding, so that’s fairly straight forward and I’ll use a piece of 1:24 skirting I think
  • back – straight but of varying depth from relatively thin to many layers thick and so cannot be finished with a wood trim, for example see photo below
04_3195 variable layers of sandwich

Variable layers – at the back the thickest is made up like this, but that edge needs covering

theinfill dolls house blog - the infill - Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house - finsihings and edges of displays

Looking rather like a badly chocolate coated mallow, strips of paper coloured with marker pen and heavily glued and moulded into place

  • side next to the porch section – very thin but not straight – has an elbow indent in it
theinfill dolls house blog - the infill - Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house - finsihings and edges of displays

Used the same paper and glue treatment with this single thickness edge down the side by the porch section. Looks painted but it’s two layers: one hardboard and one card.

  • outer – straight, the majority is constant depth but has an overhang from the hill that breaks up the straight line look but causes a gap underneath
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Hill overhanging the edge (on purpose) but large gap below needs dressing. Step one is newspaper/glue stuffing and brown paint

theinfill dolls house blog - the infill - Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house - finsihings and edges of displays

Step two is tipping the whole thing on its side, smearing with clear and smelly glue and shaking dark rough sand all over it, giving it a bit of a rock-like finish – sort of

theinfill dolls house blog - the infill - Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house - finsihings and edges of displays

The edge needs a little dressing up with bits of found wood – here we have what’s left of ‘the blasted oak’ on the corner of the hillock

theinfill dolls house blog - the infill - Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house - finsihings and edges of displays

and I’ve added bit of log for no particular reason along the back and central section too

Now everything needs to sit and settle a little.

Further fixtures and fittings

A new tree

Whilst doing the overhang side I felt the urge for a new tree to supplement the tall, skinny one on the right.  It’s just about visible (but still bare) on the photo above.

I’ve taken a bit of herb branch but it had no stem to stick in to the hill sheer slope.

Using a bradawl to punch a whole in the hill and glue on the now set cocktail stick, the tree now grows in amongst its friends and awaits some foliage.

The sheep finally find their way home

Till now they’ve only been in place in mock-ups but at last they’re securely housed with straw and grass.

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Here they are, looking a little sheepish are they not?

theinfill dolls house blog - the infill - Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house - sheep in their pen

All nicely bedded down

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