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Two outer 4th walls

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Two outer 4th walls
Here's a pic of the whole front of the house, Comfort as requested in previous gallery. Hopefully these frontages (closer view in top pic) will be interference fit . I've shelved them as it were for the moment so can puzzle out the back of the building but will return to them thereafter. Here are shots with and without flash as it is this morning - taken porch and street scene away to give me elbow room. Have to go out into the corridor to take these photos! Will be back working on these and rest of frontage where necessary as soon as can get head around back sections. Though if get stuck I'll be back sooner to these ;) Dreading the bits of damage that are bound to happen when we take he whole thing out of the room to it final resting place but they'll probably be fixable one way or another :)
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theinfill.wordpress.com
3:11 AM on May 13, 2016 
Patty W says...
you will have to show a pic when its in its final position!!!

Certainly will do though at the moment am pretty anxious about getting it there. Time to really worry is when were actually doing the moving ;)
Patty W
4:42 PM on May 12, 2016 
you will have to show a pic when its in its final position!!!
theinfill.wordpress.com
3:12 AM on May 7, 2016 
Comfort says...
wow! thanks for the pics! this is huge! oh,no! you are going to Move it!? where, and How!,in the world will you move it!? it belongs in a museum! awesome!

Oh, yes for sure it has to be shifted. This work room (known as the potting shed though it was a spare bedroom) is 12' x 8' and I'd like to do other mini things within the space. So far I've had to do the other two projects (a steampunk one and one entitled Mrs Lear) on the dining room table. When the time comes to move it's going to be a couple of doors off hinges and all hands to help, so that she can be squeezed into the sitting room somewhere. Then I'll do what ever repairs need doing and there's bound to be lots of re-positioning of the odd character and or piece of furniture who/that will have taken a tumble I expect. All before the kitchen block can finally be made.
I need the elbow room to work on the kitchen and storage rooms and it will be a removable block. Once I've got the carcass built for it to fit the space left in the big model I think I can do the rest back in the potting shed. I'll need to feel in control of all the itsy little bits that make up kitchen and storage and not do my usual losing trick as they fly from my old hands. Ah, what fun!
Comfort
9:19 PM on May 6, 2016 
wow! thanks for the pics! this is huge! oh,no! you are going to Move it!? where, and How!,in the world will you move it!? it belongs in a museum! awesome!
Brooksey
6:39 PM on May 6, 2016 
Freda Knight says...
I also appreciate seeing the whole front of the house, as I probably missed earlier photos and have only seen segments - such a personal house and truly unique - a representation of many, many hours therapeutically spent, encompassing ideas and design that very few people could translate into a hand created miniature of this scope. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.


All Do's Album's (36 of them, to date!), detailing the rise of Hogepotch Hall can be viewed from the menu of Photo Categories, to the left. The Hall is rightly deemed noteworthy enough to have its own category!
Freda Knight
5:14 AM on May 5, 2016 
I also appreciate seeing the whole front of the house, as I probably missed earlier photos and have only seen segments - such a personal house and truly unique - a representation of many, many hours therapeutically spent, encompassing ideas and design that very few people could translate into a hand created miniature of this scope. Thank you for sharing your inspiration.
Brooksey
3:03 AM on May 4, 2016 
theinfill.wordpress.com says...
Big many thanks to all for lovely, lovely comments. Erm not sure about beautiful close up but it's certainly fun if a bit overpowering because of its size and its endless going on-ness [smile]

To me it's more like one of those things you say "I'll feel better for that" when it's finally finished [smile] In fact I'm getting a little light-headed about it as the end could be in sight.

When I realised it was going to be a growing splurge (somewhere around 3-4 years ago) I set myself the aim of finishing in or before 2016 cos of a liking for Shakespeare and Cervantes (both dead in April 1616). Not managed for April but hopefully will still be within this year! Wish me luck and I'll hopefully be back with more work of the facade as and when ...


You are always so self-deprecating about your work, Do - I'm sure it IS beautiful close up! I agree with everyone's superlatives!

I know what you mean about feeling light-headed about the end being in sight. I used to feel like that when coming to the end of any major project (not necessarily anything to do with miniatures). Having lived with adrenaline rushes for months or years, it was like going cold turkey, coming down from it all.

Congratulations on meeting your deadline - you will!

[I had to remove the smileys, because the Reply button doesn't work if they're included]
ilenalana
1:39 AM on May 4, 2016 
Truly magnificent. A masterpiece.
Janice
2:26 PM on May 3, 2016 
I feel I need to get my Roget's Thesaurus out before I can comment. Splendid, superb, glorious, resplendent, dazzling... need I go on?!

I notice you have your step ladder to hand, which I'm sure you must need evry time you have to work on the top of the building as it is truly vast!

Well done indeed.
theinfill.wordpress.com
8:38 AM on May 3, 2016 
Big many thanks to all for lovely, lovely comments. Erm not sure about beautiful close up but it's certainly fun if a bit overpowering because of its size and its endless going on-ness :)
To me it's more like one of those things you say "I'll feel better for that" when it's finally finished :) In fact I'm getting a little light-headed about it as the end could be in sight.
When I realised it was going to be a growing splurge (somewhere around 3-4 years ago) I set myself the aim of finishing in or before 2016 cos of a liking for Shakespeare and Cervantes (both dead in April 1616). Not managed for April but hopefully will still be within this year! Wish me luck and I'll hopefully be back with more work of the facade as and when ...
Jan
7:15 AM on May 3, 2016 
Double Wow.
Edel
5:41 AM on May 3, 2016 
What can I add to Rosemary and Chris' "amazing" and "magnificent"? Stupendous! This is just wonderful, it must be quite incredibly beautiful in reality.
Rosemary
5:13 AM on May 3, 2016 
Just amazing!
chris g
3:40 AM on May 3, 2016 
oh wow this is truely magnificent.

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