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  1. The apple tree, most of the vegetation and the sunflowers are from Busch. I also use Woodland Scenics.
  2. On Facebook I use Miss Parker to write about her research of the historical buildings of Littleworth and her daily life in the 1950’s. I separate the story there from my modelling information. So, Miss Parker continues: When I come back in Green Lane, I see the Austin pick up from Mr. James Nash standing in in the lane. Mr. Nash has a pet shop on Station Road in Northall where I sometimes buy some Spratt’s cat food. The Piggott sisters order their animal food there. Mr. Nash is probably delivering some Thornley’s pig food and some chicken food to Apple Tree cottage. Mr. Nash is talking to Miss Mary Piggott. They are looking to Jo, one of the Gloucestershire Old Spot pigs. I have another look and go into Rose Cottage. I have to make telephone call for an appointment with the National Provincial Bank to see if I can get a mortgage for the improvement of my cottage. Modelling information. The Pet shop on Station Road is made for my granddaughter a while ago. But fits in to my story. Today I finally finished Apple Tree cottage. The flashing around the chimney’s is done. More about Apple Tree cottage in a next entry. I made some new pictures with the Austin A70 pick up. Now with some pig food and chicken food sacks for Jo & Co, the pigs, of the Piggott sisters. Information about how I made the Austin A70 you can find here: Comments and suggestions are welcome. Greetings, Job
  3. Thank you. Miss Parker inherited the cottage from her parents in 1947 when her father, Frank Parker, died. Now she is thinking of a second mortgage to do some roof repair and modernising the cottage. Installing a bathroom and a refrigerator.
  4. Maybe she should ask the local builder for some roof repair.
  5. I have not posted a blog for a while. But I am still modelling. I have finished my cottage. This cottage is called Rose Cottage and it belongs to Miss Harriet Parker, a free-lance journalist and writer. For the magazine of the Middleshire Historical Society Miss Parker wants to describe the cottages of Littleworth. She thought it would be a nice idea to start with the cottage she lives in. Sitting behind her Underwood Noiseless 77 typewriter she starts typing: “I know the cottage is built in around 1900. But there is not much information about the cottage in his papers. The only thing is a letter about adding a shed to the cottage in 1935. This letter was from Frederick Peterson & Son, Builders & Contractors. Mrs. Peterson tells me that Mr. Frederick was a fully accurate man. He archived everything very carefully. Now she stands up and goes to another room. After a while she comes back with an archive map. I can read that it is a map for Littleworth. Mrs. Peterson tell me that the firm had only done a few building projects in Littleworth. One of them was de building of some cottages on Green Lane. As a speculative builders Mr. Frederick Peterson hoped he could sell them to people who could afford buying a cottage. The three cottages there where of a basic design from E. Flint and Son, architects. In the map was page from a notebook on which stood that the cottages could be finished by a personal choice of brick and tiles. Mrs. Peterson gets another paper out of the archive map. This is a drawing of the floorplan of the cottages. I am incredibly pleased to see them and recognize my own cottage in it. Unfortunately, there is no further drawing information. No. 1 Green Lane was sold to Mr Christopher A. Roope, Wine & Spirit Merchant. They have their premises on Dock Road in Northall. We have no information when the cottage is sold to your farther. Suggestions and comments are welcome. Job
  6. The A70 pick up from John Day Models was still waiting to be painted. A couple of weeks ago I started with this little project. First job is to clean the white metal model. After drying it got the first coat of primer. This time I did not spray the model but added the Vallejo grey primer with a brush. The model has now to dry for 24 hours. Modelling information: In the Austin A70 sales brochure there is a summery for the use of the pick- up. Trades mentioned are market gardeners, painters & decorators, dairymen, poultry farmers, retail traders and everyday carriers. I thought that it would be nice to create some loads for the pick-up. The sacks could be chicken food for a poultry farmer and the oil barrel, small wooden barrels and boxes could be for an everyday carrier. I have an overview of the colours used for the Austin A70 models. One of the colours is called Cheviot Fawn. After some try-outs with several brown colours I decided to use Citadel Layer - Baneblade brown for my model. I used some pictures from Internet as a reference. I looked for the interior trim information at pictures of older Austin cars. Most trim was in beige. I will give the pick-up bank (seats) a red-brown leather look. I still have to paint the load. This will be some sacks with animal food for Apple Tree cottage. The final result. Job
  7. I have not used the RMweb for a while. Love your pictures.
  8. Mikkel thanks for sharing the information of Michael Paul Smith Greetings, Job
  9. Thanks for the nice complement. Actually it's because Miss Shaw is celebrating that's she is a teacher for 25 years at the school. See the article in The Middleshire Magazine for Local History.
  10. A pictorial journey: To test the choice of the textures I started to build the toilet group. Next step is building the main building of the school. Then the base had to be made and the school must be glued on the base. Base made with the help of a frame maker. The scene would be a photographer taking a picture of Victorian school class for a special occasion. I hope you have enjoyed this little journey. Comments and suggestions are as usual welcome Keep save and healthy. Job
  11. Here is everything alright. But actually, there is not much changed for us. This is the way we are living already for almost seven years. The only difference is to keep distance, be careful when shopping and some services are closed. But we are still healthy. Walking every morning with our dogs: Tom, an recently adopted English Setter and Quinn, an Irish Soft Coated Wheaten. Glad you liked the approach of the entry. And of course I hope you and your family are doing well.
  12. Marlyn, thanks for your memories. I can not imagine. But my school will be set a little more back in time, so I doubt if there was a school janitor nearby.
  13. Hi Marlyn. Here is every thing well. Have posted part 2.
  14. Next stage was to search the textures and colours I want to use. Textures are aged brown brick TX07 from Scale Scenes and Mixed Grey Roof Slates from Model Railway Scenery. Brick Textures are printed on a photo canvas paper. Slates are printed on 100 gms. Rice paper from Hahnemühle. Remember: different settings and choices on your printer can give different results. Colours are from AK-paints – wood grain, from Citadel Paints: Zandre Dust base colour, Sturmvermin Fur layer colour and Dawnstone dry and Ivory from Vallejo Paints. I also used paints from Petite Properties: Red squirrel and Top of the milk. I also needed some additional textures for some details. The textures are Old Floorboards from Smart Models; White Stucco from Scale Scenes and the Floor Page from the Scale Scenes church TO14. Next step was to paint the window and door parts of the model, before adding the textures. Although I had selected a colour for the windows, I used another colour that gave a better result: Dust – from AK Paint. For the doors I used Woodgrain from AK Paints. I also painted the small stone parts in this stage. To see if my choices worked out, I started with the “toilet” building. The brick paper was glued on the walls. I painted the doors using the Woodgrain paint from AK. After I have glued the walls together, the additional details were glued on the building. Then the roof was fitted and finished. Next step is building the main building of the school. As always information, comments and suggestions are welcome. Greetings, Job
  15. Hi Marlyn, I hope your are in good health and not suffering from the Corona virus. Thanks for the information. Will post an update some of these days. Greetings, Job
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