Edgings and finishes
Overlaps and joins
Some of the many parts that need finishing off on a piece are the edges.
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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
- side next to the porch section – very thin but not straight – has an elbow indent in it
- 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
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.
Here they are, looking a little sheepish are they not?