Saturday, 26 June 2010
All the trim is on, and I've touched up the paint. Before I did the final paint job, I strengthened the join where the roof meets the walls by using a trick from my modeller DH and DS, called pinning.
I'd painted the Houseworks french doors earlier, but it comes with a do-it-yourself grill consisting of pieces of wood that you have to cut to size. As usual I spent just as long trying to get glue off of the glass as I did trying to get the slats to stick. Luckily I had a pack of 1/24th scale doorknobs so once I'd glued those on, I went ahead and glued the door in. It projects on the inside as it is thicker than the wall, but I think it will look ok once I have a door frame around it. Looking at these photos, I can see there is a slight gap at the bottom of the door, so I will glue some trim along there. Curse these high-res photos, things always look much worse than in real life, every little flaw is magnified on the screen.