First thing I did was to take out all the little pieces for the hanging lanterns. I wanted to paint them a green that mimics bronzed green so instead of mixing colors now, I’d decided to wait till I got to the chapter with the other two lanterns then paint them all in one go.
So, I started on the finishing touches to the underside of the eaves. First I had to cut the 10 wooden strips into 54mm pieces. I sanded the outer edges of each one since that would be the edge which shows under the eaves. I then positioned them as per the instructions starting out from the center and measuring 18mm between each one. I noticed that the length varied a little so I adapted and cut the strips at 55mm to allow for extra shaping on the ends. Then I just had to slowly work all around the underside eaves. Once they were positioned, I sanded down the ones that seemed to overhang too much. I cleaned them up and painted the tips white. It seemed strange that this underside eaves were going to remain unpainted so I skipped ahead just to confirm it. In fact, they would remain unpainted. So I just white tipped the ones I installed thus far.
|Cutting the strips down to 55mm lengths.|
|Decoration the underside eaves and adding white tips.|
|Penciling in some guidelines. The plastic tile.|
|Positioning the tiles and gluing in place.|
|First set of tiles installed. You can see diffeerences in tiles.|
Another milestone in any case today because it's the last chapter in the second giant book I created for the instructions. Basically, I put all the instructions into book form. I suppose since I have all the parts lists and the instructions, if someone wanted to build this house using just those to build from scratch, they could in theory do it.
|Starting the final of three books. Wow....|