and a tricorne

theinfill blog – scratch build of eighteenth century scenes

well, nearly a tricorne
Just hanging around – behind the template for the door

Have moved the hanging place from under the stairs as didn’t much care for it and am much happier with the hat and coat lurking around next to the candle in the window.  Really want the coat and hat viewed straight on rather than from the side, hence using this back wall.

Sadly they cover some of the damage to the plasterwork done by the imagined inhabitant of this small cottage.  It would seem that he’s a door slammer, either that or the wind causes problems with the door.  Whichever it is there’s cracking here and there, as well as lime plaster falling from the wall and exposing occasional stone and brickwork.  Of course I could move the clothing into the corner on the other side of the window and expose that area of damage … did I try it there?  Goodness, can’t remember …  probably did – overhung the window too much perhaps?  Hmmm

I’ve been fiddling around with dressing the room as a displacement activitiy, putting off doing the windows.  I really dislike doing windows, but needs must and now I’ve got one in place, more or less, I’d better jump in and do the other five in this build; two very small, one medium(ish) and one large, before they become even more inaccessible.

Viewing the scenes

The other side of the house (from which we’re looking) is going to remain open so that the inside of the building is always visible, with a short wall at the bottom of the opening/front of stage, allowing some small items to be spread against it in the downstairs room.  Upstairs, everything will just have to fall out.  The windows (when done!) give restricted views into the spaces, with one very big window set into the left-hand wall.

I’ve gone and half blocked access to one of the small windows as the staircase is now set in place – oh joy, it’s pay-back time for failing to follow my listed ‘order of play’ and being a know all about gluing in the stairs; sheesh, determination time and more than usually sticky fingers.


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