A cat exerciser for Hogepotche
Glad this kitten arrived today. I’d been looking for just such a fellow to peek through the steps and here he is. I must affix him and his friends in place.
Just the new table additions to finish on this sometime when we can both get our hands to it 😉 There are cubby-holes for electrics to put in place and a half door needs building for each cubby before the whole project can be shifted over. Soon.
I reckon I must have gone too far recently in trying to expand my eating possibilities whilst my digestives are building up again. I obviously overreached myself. Yesterday evening it was diverticular horrors, faintings, and all out explosions which quite took the shine off my day and, as it was my birthday, it certainly made it memorable.
Glorious night too 😉
So it goes.
Up and at ’em
Weak as water as a result so contenting self with planning the sorting and cleaning of the Potting Shed, which is, as far as I’m concerned, always the best type of cleaning don’t you think.
Have also started very slowly to explore one of the things I want to build next. I’ve not got a lot to share about it at the moment and it may well end up in the re-use pile but am planning on a piece of furniture to fit into a 1940s – 50s themed small space.
2 mm card drying out after a home mix of many colours, and slubs of pastel chalks ‘dragged’ in when wet while listening to an episode of Samuel Pepys in this anniversary year of the Great Fire of London
Trying out in painted card. Thrilling isn’t it? At this moment in time it has all the potential of being a ‘something’ or is maybe just a good way to spend a few hours on a floppy day. If it does work then might leave it like that or clad/rebuild with wood veneer possibly? No, not a good idea perhaps, as still very bad at cutting the wood as exactly as would be needed.
In other ‘news’
One piece of furniture that is coming along is the table for the monster H Hall. Had a small panic about the new table when realised how much higher it is than the tidgy white ex-under the bunk bed table housing Hogepotche at the moment. It’s the addition of a set of sturdy castors that’s done it. Close call, but it will still go through a doorway.
Not too concerned about the patchy look (more obvious whilst it’s still drying) as the whole surface will be covered by house. That is, when we get in a team of strong bodies to help levitate it.
Round the other side
Not really touched this side much other than to strew some branches hither and thither creating damage on the roof and perch a worker up there.
Built a pile of wood and tile debris on card base including broken ‘sweepings’ from the bottom of the sea-foam box
and glu-spot fixed it in place on the flat roof. It seems this guy is satisfied with his work and is now taking a break out of sight of the boss
Bread, cheese and a leather flask of something interesting
It’s hard to get a shot against the light and of more than three figures up there at a time. Here we have sandwich man, heave-ho man and ridge sitting man
Bulking up a little
Trees and things
Until now there’s been twigs of various sizes strewn across the back and side roof of the main block. They were balancing there giving a general look.
The time has come for a little more detailing and some fixing I think.
Sea foam, twigs and a bradawl
Not looking for green leaves
but would like branch bits
wrapping around roof boy
and along the ridges
leading to debris in the valleys
and joining front to back
Whilst at the back the tarpaulin hogs the view
The modellers sea foam is very brittle and I believe is usually used with leafage added.
Back up the ladder to find all the bits not yet touched up.
Hanging on looking decrepit cantilevered forward to find the missed bits – well at least some of them. Anything I still miss stays that way 😉