The first, a small but new project to make a Barbie sofa and chair, based on one I've made before in 12th scale. It's for a young Lady in Oklahoma (♫♬♪ OOOOk-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain) Sorry, but sometimes you just have to sing the song in your head.
I know a few of you like to make furniture for larger scale dolls so if anyone wants the information on how I built it, sizes and such, let me know in the comments and I'll pull a tutorial together.
Project two is the ongoing floor colour dilemma. I decided to make it darker and applied two more coats. It looks quite an even brown in the picture above which is deceiving. In reality, the stain didn't disguise the different shades of Ash underneath.
This is how it looked-
It seems to change depending on the light in the room which is a happy discovery. I like it =0D
Project three is the HBS Creatin Contest kit, aka Fenton Lodge. I'm trying to work methodically, floor to ceiling, working out the design aspect as I go. I've started the ceiling/roof above the extension, which will be worked into the horizontal cladding. Instead of a single layer flat roof I'm making the roof thicker so that I can hide some electrics inside. I've used a cheap piece of hardboard for most of it and added pieces of the mahogany I used on the deck to finish the underside. When it's finished, the mahogany will be visible underneath the eaves, but the rest will be covered in the black cladding.
There's an overhang deck side, slightly less overhang to the front and the roof is flush to the right. You see I've drilled three holes so that I can install some spot lights.
I've added some height to the roof so I have space for the LED's and wiring
and this is a test of the soldering to make sure the lights work before I go any further. All of this will be hidden seamlessly behind the cladding boards (crosses fingers)
Oh yeah, and I changed the window to the left of the door by putting cross bars into the frame. It was more about making the window frame structurally sound rather than a design idea. As much as I love the curved roof on the main part of the building, I already know it is going to be a challenge. I want to make it a block roof, the same as the extension. This may take an infusion of chocolate, for energy and a shed load of alcohol. I always work better when I'm
Have a fab weekend