The Sugarplum is such a little kit, but that's a good thing if you already have a house full of finished miniature projects and don't plan to ever stop making more. The kit was intended to be a Tudor style, but when I looked at the kit, I saw fru fru moldings and lots of textural detail in my mind's eye. Because it's small, I can do a lot in terms of detail, but not get burnt out by having a ton of it to do. I admire those of you that work on monster kits! I would really lose patience (I have been known to do this. Just ask my poor Starbucks and the other two deserted Street Of Shops kits in my buffet). My attention span needs work...
Since the whole Dreadful Egg Carton Stones debacle (more on that later) I have been on a roll! I won't bore you with a lot of details on the details - a picture is worth a lot of words...
|Starting the entry shingles...|
|Finished entry shingling...|
|Whitewashed entry shingles... Oh and installed door!|
|Installing the porch roof - notice the enlarged and finished porch floor...|
|Installing the porch braces...|
|Bay - check, window + plexi - check, round window - check, whitewashed shingles - check!|
Just need to go around with caulk and touch up paint! We're making progress (by we I mean the little six year old inside my head who's jumping up and down right now!).
Now, for the update on the Dreadful Egg Carton Stones...
|Sealed... Mod Podge won... And...|
Next... Waiting on more half scale shingles. The regular sized diamond speed shingles I ordered in December from Greenleaf are GIANT! Since this kit is so small, I'm thinking smaller shingles is a good idea. Meanwhile, more trim and touch up!
I hope all the little details in your life are falling into place, too!