Monday, 26 May 2014

The Tricky Bit At The Back

I've been mentioning that the most challenging bit of the design of the latest Oberon Wood house I'm building is to be found at the back.

A few of the houses - none of which appear to be exactly alike - have a distinctive long gallery window on the first floor, set back beneath an overhanging section of roof.

So how best to represent this on the model?

What I decided to do was fall back on the same styrene fabrication technique I use for scratch building carriages/

This is the first stage effectively creating a sort of comb out of styrene strip.

With another rail glued on top and some cills added to strengthen it the unit was glued into place.

You get more of an impression of how it's going to look with a section of slate effect styrene cut out and placed in position.

What do you think so far?

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