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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:25 pm

Moving on, I've now completed the frontage.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:30 pm

The first side is now taking shape, bricks are formed using Gedeo Clay and a mould.

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:59 pm

That's looking grand Gerry :)
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:14 pm

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:That's looking grand Gerry :)


Thanks Barry.
Here's a tad more progress , first the difference twixt wet and dry clay:

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Then the painted brick infill side:

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Installed view (not fixed):

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Finally two shots of roof tiling and chimney stack.
The stack clay in rolled out and adhered with PVA, however impressing the brick pattern on the 4-sides was a challenge. Best side on view.

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Postby Boghopper » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:46 pm

I like your brickwork Gerry. In a previous life, when I was a modelmaker, I worked in a material called Plastilene, or French modelling wax. It's a bit like plasticine, but not so sticky when warm. I worked it with metal and wooden tools, both bought and hand-made and stamps made in wood and plaster, to impress brick and stone textures.

The roof tiles were made by rolling out thin sheets of Plastilene, which was cut into strips, laid on to the roof, one strip at a time and the verticals marked with a knife. Some of the "tiles" were then slipped then another strip placed above, slightly overlapping. Tedious work, but producing an authentic finish.

As Plastilene doesn't harden I'd have a silcone rubber mould made and a resin cast taken out, which I would hand paint with Humbrol enamels. I never got enough commissions, or was able to charge enough to make a living, but I enjoyed the process.

Brenchley Manor is the most elaborate model I made. The base is about 14 inches square.

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Postby dieselwater » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:02 pm

Great work Gerry. I'm studying your techniques very carefully :D
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Postby Glen A » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:07 pm

fantastic work Gerry.
I especially like the cracking in the clay in the 4th photo.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:56 pm

Boghopper wrote:Brenchley Manor is the most elaborate model I made. The base is about 14 inches square.


Superb model Chris I doubt that I could emulate that. 8)

dieselwater wrote:Great work Gerry. I'm studying your techniques very carefully :D

Snap David. :lol:


Glen A wrote:fantastic work Gerry.
I especially like the cracking in the clay in the 4th photo.


Thanks Glen there's a slightly unfortunate end to those cracks which occurred naturally using a readymix Polyfilla.

Here's what happened when using another product:

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Again the groundfloor plaster has cracked nicely however the other product on the upper floor hasn't. Maybe the owners didn't like the cracking and have started a rehash of the lath & plaster finish.
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Still needs a stain recoat on the oak beams.
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Postby Broadoak » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:51 pm

I am following this thread with interest Gerry. You are doing a splendid job. 8)

I don’t know how much of the interior will be seen, so here are a few sites with downloadable interior decorations that you might find useful. They are intended for doll’s houses but you may find something that you can use.

I hope they are of interest.

http://www.printmini.com/printables/pp.shtml

http://www.treefeathers.com/miniref/printies.html

http://cwoolse.tripod.com/miniprintables/

http://miniatures.about.com/od/dollhouseprintables

http://miniatures.about.com/od/dollhous ... tables.htm
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:12 pm

Broadoak wrote:I am following this thread with interest Gerry. You are doing a splendid job. 8)


Thanks Peter, I've now assembled the house albeit just as a mock-up - photos tomorrow as tonight is Club night and the roaming wagon will take centre stage.
Thanks for the links, the first you posted I'm aware of but not the others.
I already have most of the items to populate the upper floor, ground floor finished bar one item.
The printies may be useful for whatever else I build for the layout.
Currently a mystery even for me :!: :roll: :lol:
My preferred source for card based items is this website:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:40 am

Here's the building in a semi finished state, still need to fix the two side walls in place correcting the slight warp thereon before I fit them.
The upper floor now needs detailing; it will be viewed by removing detachable roof. Shop front is also detachable.

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Building stands 410mm high to top of chimneys hence my reluctance to upscale. :lol:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:39 pm

I've managed to correct the warp on both the building sides and the brick one is now permanently fixed.
The roofer has begun fixing the lead flashing to the stack starting with the unseen side. Not sure I'd use him again. :lol:

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Postby MrPlantpot » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:22 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:Not sure I'd use him again.


Looks OK to me.... but I'm not a plumber...

I have heard you can use the lead foil from champagne bottles. Is that what you've (he's) done there, or is this some magic product I don't know about?
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:44 pm

MrPlantpot wrote:
Gerry Bullock wrote:Not sure I'd use him again.


Looks OK to me.... but I'm not a plumber...

I have heard you can use the lead foil from champagne bottles. Is that what you've (he's) done there, or is this some magic product I don't know about?


No Steve, it's a lead tape with self adhesive backing, great stickability.
I started to use the lead foil from wine bottles but wasn't happy with the finish.
The only Fizz foil I have is, in fact, Ali rather than lead and is too stiff by far.
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Postby Adrian » Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:15 am

G'day Gerry

No Steve, it's a lead tape with self adhesive backing, great stickability.


OK then .....no secrets on this site ...... where can it be purchased ..... :?:
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:17 am

Dolls house suppliers such as Bromley Craft Products
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:44 am

Jon Randall wrote:Dolls house suppliers such as Bromley Craft Products


Yes Jon BUT not mine which is from Romney Miniatures £1.50 for a metre 22mm wide.
Having said that it's really for 1/12 scale and is too thick.
Yesterday at a show I found out the Modellers Mate have much thinner self-adhesive sheet lead. No more details as none on stand and price not known. Will acquire some when I next see Nick, might not be until July.
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Postby Adrian » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:07 am

G'day Folks
Thanks for the heads-up on the sticky lead sheet supplier.
Attacked Google but found no sites over this side of the world.
However postage only seems to double the cost, which considering it is lead, doesn't seem too bad.
Might wait till my sister goes back to the UK later this year and get her to bring back some in her luggage.
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Postby demaine22 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:15 pm

Nice work on the building Gerry 8)
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:55 pm

Adrian wrote:G'day Folks
Thanks for the heads-up on the sticky lead sheet supplier.

Thanks again


I've emailed Modeller's Mate to get details of sheet size Adrian however no response as yet.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:09 pm

demaine22 wrote:Nice work on the building Gerry 8)


Thanks Simon.
Here's latest progress, I thought that the shop needed a traditional clock so I purchased them a Grandfather.

Here's clock alongside the shopfront display cabinet:

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Close-up of clock which isn't really a Grandfather as it's only 5'6" high to top of finials.

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My own Painted Dial Mason's of Worcester Grandfather is 7' tall and many are much taller than that.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:34 pm

Here they are installed, shop already has a customer.

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Postby Glen A » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:49 pm

Great detailing work there Gerry.
It’s a shame to put the shop front on and hide some of those details.
When you look at how the room is lit by the light in that top photo, the grandfather clock is almost obscured in the shadows.

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:28 pm

Glen A wrote:Great detailing work there Gerry.
It’s a shame to put the shop front on and hide some of those details.
When you look at how the room is lit by the light in that top photo, the grandfather clock is almost obscured in the shadows.


Thanks Glen, the lamp which is 1/12 scale isn't on full power so extra lumens might just work. Couldn't find a suitable 1/24 scale lamp.
Idea is that when someone shows an interest, assuming it is ever shown, I take the shopfront off. :wink:
The upper floor bedroom (under construction) also slides out from rear. I've constructed chair, wardrobe and bedside cabinet but await a brass bed, chickened out on making that. :oops:
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Postby Glen A » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:05 am

I've been trying to think up ways to attract people attention to look inside.
Here is what I came up with.

Varying the brightness of the light up and down. - the change in brightness might attract attention.

Or having a red flicking light coming from the fire. - Would need to have the room fairly dark, and when someone looked through the window you could turn the light up brighter so they could see.

But the best one I thought of was a little speaker mounted under the floor which played the sounds of the grandfather clock chiming.


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