Thursday 11 August 2016

Coming on at pace...........

The row of ten T008 Low relief Terraced houses from Scalescenes are coming on a treat. So much so, over forgot to take plenty of pictures. To be fair, a lot of it was done whilst at work over the weekend and I didn't have my camera with me.
The few pictures that I do have show some of the clever techniques used by John at Scalescenes, the designer of all of the kits I use.
As you saw in the previous post, the carcass is as simple as it gets, but that's when the clever stuff starts.
The back wall of the house is in three sections. The first part takes two windows and also forms the interior wall of the downstairs scullery. The second takes a window and a door.
The windows are usually white frames, but back when I was a young lad, where I grew up in a house not too dis-similar to these houses, the occupiers would use what ever paint they could lay their hands on to paint their window frames. Whether it be red, blue, orange or what ever other colour it was, if it was cheap and available, it got used. So I thought I would emulate these in this row of houses. I know it looks wrong, but believe me that was the way it was back in the 60's and 70's when I grew up.
It's always a good idea to put the curtains in place at this stage. As it becomes a little tricky if you leave it any later. And remember, make sure the curtains are straight. As I got told off once off my wife for them being crooked.
When constructing the end gable wall, this forms the end for two houses. It also accommodates a clever feature forming the drainpipes. Constructing them like this means, that they will never be knocked off or damaged. Plus it also give strength and rigidity to the structure.

Right, I'm sorry but that's where the pictures finish. I got carried away at work and all but finished the row. I don't have the pictures taken yet, but hopefully in the next couple of days I will get them sorted and share them with you to show how far I've come with my diorama.
Until Next Time............