I'm getting there, slowly but surely.
Monotonously repetitive jobs are a killer but sometimes you just have to suck it up and get on with it. I've spent the last three weeks finishing the slats (or, as I've been informed by one of the joiners at work, ship-lap) I've cut down about 150 model railway track pins to use as nails and I have the windows and window beading in.
Dominique from Les Mains Calmes made an excellent suggestion of emery paper rather than sandpaper for the roof, which I think worked much better. I cut the 60 grit emery paper into 3.1/2" strips to mimic metre rolls of roofing asphalt.
The sun has just broken through the clouds so I've run outside to take a few 'work-in-progress' shots.
The doors are in place after a few experiments with hinges. They're basic brass strap hinges from Romney Miniatures that I bought a while back. In keeping with the state of the shed, I needed to make them look weathered. There are a lot of different techniques to do this. The technique I used is a simple one.
I scuffed the surface of the brass with emery paper and then sprayed it with Tamiya white surface primer (for metal and plastic)
I scraped some real rust off some old tools that I have in my life-size shed (did I mention that I hoard anything that I think I may use in miniatures?) =0P
I applied white wood glue here and there on the hinges and covered the glue with the rust dust. Once the glue had dried, I shook the excess dust from the hinges and then gave the whole thing a few coats of Dullcoat Varnish
While I was outside taking snap shots, I had a visitor....
Yes, one of Catherine's gorgeous geese, which I've named Gideon =0) Catherine generously gifted Gideon to me. THANK YOU Catherine!
I think he likes his new home ha-ha. Man, I'll be scraping goose poo off that floor for the next week ;0D
Until next time, have a great weekend