When I posted last time I was telling you how hard it was to tighten the screws for my hinges. Well, when I started working on them again I broke out the drill and drilled holes this time. It was much easier. Not sure why I didn't think of that before.
Here are the hinges on the bay window side of the house.
What a blast this has been . . . I am now putting my clapboard siding on the front of my doll house.
Because the pieces come in lengths of about 27" x 4". Each piece has to be measured for its fit. I ended up taping the long piece to the front then marking it on the back. The markings included the window and door holes.
This is what it looked like from the back of each piece of clapboard. It was pretty easy to cut using an Xacto knife. My metal ruler with cork on the back helped to get nice straight cuts.
Once I measured and cut,
I glued and taped until each piece was dry.
I may put a couple of tacs in each piece,
but I'm not sure yet.
He is a sideways pic of the second story porch with the facia close to the top.
(The top of the house is on the left. See the attic sides?)
I continued to install the siding. I really enjoyed this part.
Next I installed/glued the facia and bay window floors in place.
Here is what it looks like from the front so far.
There were a few problems in the bay window area. It turns out the the half scale house bay window walls are different from the 1' scale. The instructions indicated to put the openings for the windows at the edge of the floors. The walls were to reach the bottom of the house and the bottom side of the facia. Well, that was not going to happen because the pieces were not long enough to reach that distance.
But after I installed the porch stairs I realized that if the walls went all the way to the ground as the instructions said. My little people, who will be living here, would have to squeeze through the space between the bay walls and stairs. That would not be good. So I am glad that they are short.
Here is another pic of the front. I love it.
Until we meet again. Have a great day!