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Raising the walls

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I used the proccon to cut a piece of every chimney, trying and failing to get only in the grooves between layers of stone. I’ll be needing to tidy thay up.
Using a sharp blade I cut a square into each piece. It doesn’t need to go all the way down, just create the ilussion. It’s going to be painted pitch black on the inside anyway. After finishing the stonework on top, I glued the pieces back on.
I made sure that a nice seam remained, so it appears the cut is just where 2 layers of stone meet.

Raising the walls
Raising the walls

Using a piece of rod and some superglue I then created the hinges.
Kinda tedious, but really the detail I want on these pieces. Simpley a matter of using a cocktail stick to guide them into place.
Now a fun part and something I’ve been looking forward to. Sticking them all together.
Give each piece a look over to see if you don’t have anything you can’t work on if stuck together.
I discovered I really needed to cut about 1-2 mm of the supporting woodwork, to make room for the floor. There are 2 ways to do this. You can either stick the building on a piece of flooring, this raising the profile of the model, or “insert” the floor into the building. I want to do the latter, since the former will require me to create a foundation for the model to stand on. This would be better suited for a more expensive house. The alternative is sticking some greenery around it, but this would limit the model to a particular surrounding. I want this to be a lively village, during a grand festival, an abandond village haunted by ghost in winter and anything in between.

Using some pins I keep the pieces together while they dry, making sure to stick them where the holes don’t leave to obvious a scar. I’m planning to remove them in a few hours. If you leave them to dry fully, you run the risk of PVA sticking to the pin, ripping a piece of foam out when you remove them .

Raising the walls
Raising the walls
Raising the walls
Raising the walls

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