Today I continued with the outer trimmings of the half scale house. I felt like the eaves and gables were too wide, so I cut them. Soon I will give them support brackets.
As you can see here, the eave is shortened, and will be given a gutter and bracket. This makes it more realistic.
As you can see from the previous post, I had put shingles on the gable ends. After careful consideration I came to the conclusion that these were wrong. The singles were too big.
As such, I spent an hour prying them off. I had stuck them on with hot glue gun, and they were very difficult to remove. As a result of prying and jamming them off with a knife I stabbed my palm. While it was 7mm deep it was very clean, so didn't need stitches!
I replaced the shingles with straight vertical weather boarding, which I think is finer, and more realistic.
Now the house is really taking shape.
It puts me in mind of an old farm house. I am now wracking my brain for colour schemes. I have found quite a few little houses which look like the Fairfield, though none so far who's colours I like.
Frankie Mayonnaise is bemused by the goings on.
Perhaps I will see some of you at the Melbourne Dollhouse Fair next weekend!