Treadwell

Roofing

The slow points in most of my builds are the interior and the roofs. I finished off my holiday roofing and have been doing a few strips of shingles every night. First off I had to tidy the roofs up. There was a slight gap underneath and the roof was just rocking slightly. A bit …

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Happy New Year

It’s a new year but the modelling continues. I’m still working on the diorama but have moved on to the Ware building. I put some glue blobs over the LEDs and glued lamp shades in place. I then glued the LEDs in place on the inside of the roofs. I’ve put some rough bits of …

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Dormers

I added the dormers in and managed some Christmas shopping too. Not too much. I much preferred doing the dormers this way. They line up really nicely. I added in a grey/black interior so it wouldn’t show through the glass windows. Next up were the roofs: I realised that I hadn’t put the windows in. …

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Happy Holiday Modelling

It’s lovely to have a few days off and get some modelling in. I’m feeling better so modelling is great recuperation… I’ve lost track of all I’ve been up to but I’ve been cracking on through Treadwell and Ware. I put the canal walls in place and glued them in. They sit under the main …

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Window shopping

I managed to do a little at the weekend but then the lurgy struck and I’ve hardly been out of bed except to drag myself to work for one day. The other two I just couldn’t! I started off by re-painting the white which had become quite mucky when I was painting the stonework etc. …

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Glossy Walls Syndrome

I’ve fallen foul of glossy walls syndrome! The washes often dry a bit glossy: I sprayed the ubiquitous dullcote on and I can’t say they look much better: I’m going to give them time to really cure and let the solvents dry out. Hopefully a few Mig pigments will stop any lingering glossy spots. I’ve …

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More stone painting

I managed to get quite a few more layers of paint on the walls and also went over to see Robin’s layout. He’s modelling 2010 Seattle and it looks really good. I used some more splodged layers and then some lighter layers of these colours: First up was some Iraqi Sand splodged on. Then it …

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Another coat of paint

It’s been a busy week on the run up to Christmas. We realised the Hobbit is out on Friday so fitted in 8 hours of the 3D versions of the first two films, plus a meal out and Pilates. I did find time on Monday night to mock up the diorama whilst I was waiting …

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Joints and painting

I started off Sunday afternoon by gluing Ware together. I wasn’t too happy with the joints so I added more putty. Bob’s instructions recommend filling every other one as well as the joint, which I did. I’m still not uber happy with the result. I assembled the annex but didn’t attach it to the main …

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