Saturday, 30 April 2016

Bricks (almost) finished

After a couple of weeks I have finally (almost)  finished the brickwork on the front of the house.




I wish I could share the colours and texture with you - I promise they look very like bricks.  Click on the picture to see it full screen.  I do have bits and bobs of filling in to do which is a deliberate choice.  I thought it would be better to fix the basement fronts in place and then trim up around them where needed.

Needless to say I have just come up with another wheeze which will further delay getting the doors on.  It is a funny old game this one - you set off on one job and four jobs later you are able to finish the original.  Watch this space for a bogey hole.

Meanwhile this mess on the floor is why I love having a dedicated work area for my hobby.  I feel lucky every day.  I love my Hive. I can make all the mess I want and leave it each day and clear up when that task is finished.


I clear up all the surfaces and put things away between each major task so I don't end up knee deep in clutter.  

So now, with the doors (very nearly) done, the surfaces cleared and cleaned and the floor swept, I am on to the next step.


8 comments:

  1. UN-REAL- Your poor fingers- but I LOVE IT!!!! :D
    I don't know how you managed to keep the bricks running straight, and even though I've watched you do it and heard you explain it on your youtube channel, I still stand AMAZED! The colors in the brick look lovely and really suit the shape of this structure. Would it surprise you to learn just how JEALOUS I am feeling right now Marilyn? :D
    Beautiful BEAUTIFUL Work!

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  2. Oh Elizabeth that is soooooo kind. Don't think I have had anyone jealous of me in my life!! All I can say is I actually enjoy doing it - it is sort of mind numbingly easy - listen to the radio and plod on. Credit is due to the product. Love this stuff. Marilyn

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  3. Facade looks great. Did you take the house fronts off to do the brickwork?

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  4. Absolutely. It would be a nightmare to do them vertically. Flat down only. If you want to do them I have written a ton of stuff here (trawl back through the posts) and done a couple of u-tube videos if you are looking for help or a 'nudge' towards them/ I can't say enough how much I love the versi bricks and slates from Richard Stacey.

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  5. Well done you! It all looks lovely and it's nice to see the two parts together - gives a real idea of the size. Very grand!

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  6. It's not super huge - 3 feet wide and 3 feet tall - best fit for the space I have!! Just been looking at DHD site - looks like a lot of new stuff to see at the York Show - 24 foot stand!! Thanks for the heads up on that. Still waiting for tickets to arrive..... marilyn

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  7. it looks fantastic ~ love the different colours in the bricks, so life-like!

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  8. Yes, that's the key to their success. I know there are a lot of talented mini people who can paint such effects but not me I'm afraid s I am OK with 'buying it in'.

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