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High Street 7 – Terraced house


Job's Modelling

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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.

Painting

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.

Windows

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.

 

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Photo box

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.

 

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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:

 

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Comments and suggestions are welcome.

 


Kind regards,
Job

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Hi Job,

 

A nice pair of terraced houses.

 

If I may comment please, the one area that detracts for me are the brick ? arches over the windows. It appears there are rather large gaps between the bricks which is not the normal method of construction ( which I assume you may possibly know ).

 

Here is a very brief detail which may be of interest to you http://www.i-brick.com/brickwork-arch-design/

 

Kind regards

 

Grahame

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Thanks for the comment and the link. I will think about a possibility to give it a better look. This is one of the dis-advantages of the kit.

 

Suggestions for giving the arches a better look are very welcome.

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Nice work. I'm not sure about 3mm being too thick?

In 4mm scale that's 9 inches or one brick length, spot on for a solid Victorian house front.

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Nice work. I'm not sure about 3mm being too thick? In 4mm scale that's 9 inches or one brick length, spot on for a solid Victorian house front.

 

Thanks for the information and the compliment. On the picture it is not visible, but I found the window rails to thick.

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Yes, window frames are awfully difficult to get right. To be honest I don't think they look too bad at all.

 

For the arches, why not fill in the gaps with filler, lightly sand and re-paint as stone arches? Problem solved and a stone arch would be perfectly reasonable on a house like that.

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Yes, window frames are awfully difficult to get right. To be honest I don't think they look too bad at all.

 

For the arches, why not fill in the gaps with filler, lightly sand and re-paint as stone arches? Problem solved and a stone arch would be perfectly reasonable on a house like that.

 

Thanks for your suggestion. I think I follow your idea for the arches. By the next house I can do it before I start painting.

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Very nice work Job. One of the things I like about your models is the time and effort you put into period details. In this case the curtains, which I think are excellent.

 

It's typical that the best features of the build are the things that you added yourself. 

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Thanks Mikkel. As you know I like to do research. Time based items, in my opinion, are essential to create a believable time based diorama. 

This building gave me also the possibility to practice my painting skills.

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