The spoon in one of the pictures was used to shape a sagging roof. Of course the boat house is not finished. I wanted just to show how quick it is to build such structures, very cheap and without buying costly Model Kits,that you have to put together anyway. Including marking out, cutting ,constructing,painting,and simple dry brushing it took about 30 minutes from start to finish. The cost about 5 pence to make.Now Mr & Mrs Triggles Cottage has to have a base,and included in the build is this very same boat house and so the work continues here on this topic.
A few years ago I bought lots of polystyrene boards for my model railway layout base ,and the base below is made from part of one of those boards.
Simply cut and hacked out using a sharp craft knife! Globbed on paint!
This base will be surrounded by brick walls. The card marked, and cut out is stuck onto another sheet of paper card. Raising the brick work is ready to begin once the other side has been drawn out with rendering and brick work abover the garden level.
There will be a two pathways ,and steps leading to doors of the Cottage. There will also be Wooden Arbours ,( Made of Paper Card ) ,over the little gateways leading into the garden.These are based on the real ones Mrs B and i ,made for our own garden. So I will show you both the drawings, and the construction of these. The garden will be landscaped with lots of stuff later.
As you can see the Boat House fits into the base.
The Drawing of the plans for the first Wooden Arbour.
I cut the pieces out then rebuilt it like a jig saw puzzle!
The other tiny bits needed to replicate the real one that stands over the main entrance to our garden.
The tiny HO OO scale model is quickly fixed up.
The cottage in the picture I borrowed from my little modelled town of HoneyWell,and it is not intended to permanetly occupy this base. The base is for the newest cottage recently built.
Painted black and dry brushed! More detail will be added later. The cost? Nothing! made from scrap paper card.
Looking down upon the real Oak Arbour.
The Medieval Gothic, Arbour is next to be built,and walls will be fitted along with Gateways. BB