Ins and the Outs of Hogepotche Hall as we start 2016

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A rough geographical review

Warped with Collage-ing

Breathe easy (or a little easier) the house isn’t quite as bent and wobbly as these images may look. They’re composed of individual room photos shovelled together in the blind belief that, with luck, they might have been shot at the same angle/height.

Starting with the frontage

(most of these images should enlarge at least a little if you click ’em)

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house blog - the infill dolls house blog – top two floors of four

A 6 photo collage of the attic rooms and the floor below. The left and right attic rooms need a fourth wall making to close them off

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house blog - the infill dolls house blog – bottom two floors of four

Finishing of the frontage, a four photo collage of the bottom two floors. The study on the top right needs a little fixing but will be closed by the porch when it’s in place.

Moving round to the right

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house blog - the infill dolls house blog – works on the right side of building

Very much in a semi finished state, needing a chimney and facings to wall surfaces

I’ve always had a liking for the cut-out buildings you used to get on the back of cereal packets. So one or two of these photo mash-ups have different perspectives tacked on at the wings.

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house blog - the infill dolls house blog – towards the back of building

Moving further round to the right we come to the ‘back’ of the main block.
Here lives the first half of the Great Hall: a double storey construction. The far end of the hall (right side image) sits back to back with the clerk’s office, the boy at the window and the Master’s office and corridor above, as shown with the wing image to the left.

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house blog - the infill dolls house blog – existing kitchen premises

To the right of the Great Hall are what is left of the kitchen premises and the women’s room above, both looking bleak and ruined and in need of some TLC.

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house blog - the infill dolls house blog – Long Gallery arm 1

Continuing round we come to the left side of the building and the Long Gallery. This arm of it needs a fourth wall completing to close it off.

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house blog - the infill dolls house blog – flat roof area above part of Long Gallery

Directly above it is the half worked flat roof area and the back attic central room which is the area I’m heading towards now with the workings.

Bringing us back to the facade.

Great Hall extension block

which docks with its other half and acts as a closer to that part of the building.

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house blog - the infill dolls house blog – Great Hall extension block

Here we have a ground floor and upper view together, along with the external walls flying off to the sides

Back of Great Hall extension

theinfill Medieval, Tudor, Jacobean 1:12 dolls house blog - the infill dolls house blog – back of the Great Hall extension block

And the reason I’ve included this here in the review is that the lighting box/room still needs a closing section finishing off.

 

(The porch and street scene are all safe and, I believe complete so are not included here – for more information see the top menu links.)

Get moving again

Having more or less wrestled the Red Bed room problem to the ground (with the help of a piece of draught excluder), it’s time to move on and list in order the tasks still outstanding before I can reach the joys of having a go at the kitchen premises I so want to see.

Well, all of the above is more or less my list, with the addition, of course, of all that tiling of the attic roof – a job to fit in around the rest 🙂

 

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