September 2nd 2012
This installment went pretty quickly again because I had already done this assembly once before.
Made two more sliding windows using the same method as the last chapter. Then I added the sills which fit fairly well together. Just a matter of penciling in the tile lines, varnishing with diluted varnish (so not shiney) and adding the underside beams. Again, I am deciding whether or not to paint the ends of these beams with a little white or something to have them stand out. Overall, I’m undecided to finish the exterior in a rustic manner or in a well cared for manner. The inn is really not low class but I figure maybe middle class so I could add some worn out paint on the outside beams. I would like to have some exposed brickwork on the sides too - like the cement finish is coming away from the building. I will also have to decide whether or not pigeons would be causing damage under the eaves of the porch areas - and pooing. I like the idea of the ryokan being in need of a bit of repairs.
|Matching up the pencil lines for the sill tiles|
|Adding the platform beams - view from the top with the porch on its side|
|Adding the sills|
|Adding the small beams under the larger platform beams|
|You can see the windows in the works. Little table with glue setting up|
There was also a small table in this chapter which I painted a burnt sienna - sort of like 1950’s side tables. I may even paint the legs black to give it an even more dated look. Very cute in any case.
|Little table, two more sliding windows, porch with the sills finished|