Sunday, May 28, 2017

Fun to Build - the Chateau

I've been off for a few days so I've been working on the latest house which has been surprisingly fun to build. Part of the reason it's so fun is because the house is looking good.

I've clamped and temporarily taped some of the pieces together so you can get an idea of what it looks like at this stage. The front roof, twin chimneys, turrets and the roof top are not glued on yet, but I think it's going to be pretty cool.



I've been trying to figure out how to make a weather vane and I think I've done it. More on that in another post where I will go into more detail.

The corner blocks are called "quoins", a term I've never heard before. You can see them on the original drawing of the chateau. I made them out of one of the Tim Holtz Village Roof patterns and I think they work perfectly and add a nice detail.

I'm unsure what color to paint the chimneys. I may use a light grey blue to distinguish them from the main part of the house. The windows will be a light blue. The chimneys will also have quoins on them.

I haven't made the doorway yet. It will be painted like the cornerstones, the quoins - white with distressing. The upper window will be painted similarly with a blue window frame.  And then I have to figure out what kind of base to make for this house. I want the landscaping to fit with the house so I will have to experiment.

That's it for now. I actually have to work tomorrow so more in a day or two. Thank you for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. How interesting, I have always called them cornerstones, I have learned something new today! They are quite in evidence over here since a lot of churches and historical buildings were built in stone. Your chateau is looking amazing already - I love how you did the turret roof tiling especially and the weather vane is superb!

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