I have almost finished the terraced house.
Before I show you the result first my personal review of the kit from In the Greenwood. I have enjoyed building it, but just for this diorama.
The 3 mm MDF I personally find too thick for the terraced house. 2 mm would have been better, but I don’t know if it possible to do the laser cut. The kit is easy to build. There are no windows supplied, so you have to make your own choice here.
The doors I have painted using just a black wash from Vallejo. They have got several layers.
For the “white” woodwork I used a paint from the Petite Properties range called “Top of the Milk”. The paints of Petite Properties work well on MDF.
For the stone parts I used a paint from the AK range called Dust. I like to use as less different colours as possible to keep the diorama together.
The roof is painted with Petite Properties Soot Ash with some Warpfiend grey from Vallejo. I found the Petite Properties paint alone to dark.
I have tried different methods for the windows. I found the way Clever Models do their windows using a matt picture suitable. But the setting is Edwardian, and in no PDF kit I have there were suitable window textures to find.
After an intensive search on the internet I found picture I could use for the curtains. With some help from a photo program and my usual way of scaling I made them at size. I made them also less white to let them fit in the diorama.
Now my terraced house has authentic Edwardian curtains.
For a long time, I have an article about a simple photo box. I have build the box to day and the photo of the cottage is made using it.
As you see I have to finish the chimneys. But you will see the result of that in one of my next entrees. I also will start with the shop. Just a preview of my first design for the shop name:
Comments and suggestions are welcome.