Pumpkin Cottage corner. 2008
I was asked recently to show an everyday item next to some terrain to illustrate scale, so here is tHe Pumpkin Cottage with a U.S. Quarter.
Spent the afternoon painting the gatehouse. Started with a base cote of Dutch Boy Crayola Sepia, and then brushed the individual bricks with a bunch of Folk Art browns and tans. Drybrush Folk Art barnwood, Citadel Goblin Green, and Liquitiex Raw Umber wash.
Want a good hobby tip? Don’t do 65 hour work weeks. All whinging aside, progress is slow but sure. I got these buttons to use as manhole covers too.
Scratchbuilding a castle town is slow work. Right now I’m doing the exterior shells of the island buildings in the center of the two streets. Then I will move on to either the outside wall buildings, or to the interiors of these buildings. I’m about 6 months into this project right now.
I did a bit more carving on the Redstone, as well as figuring out how to do the roof. However, if I’m going to do interiors, I’ve got to make the roof completely separate, so that means building a frame and everything. The different levels will be held together with magnets.