I've been busy, but not with minis...with work, and holiday preparations....and I finished Downton Abbey. Boy, there was a rush to pair everyone off in the last season, wasn't there?
The 1:144 scale Queen Anne mansion is not progressing well. I painted all the window pieces before I cut them free of the sheet, because I thought it would be easier. What I should have done was at least free and dry fit one pair (but I know what I'm doing, right?). I didn't assume their placement correctly, so the interior are painted exterior colors and vice versa. What I really wanted to do was chuck the whole mess in a trash can, but I piled it up in a corner of my work table instead. I'll get back to it, and repaint, when I'm done being irritated with myself.
Instead, because I wanted to test my theory of coloring with markers and stain instead of paint, I dug out a 1:144 scale barn. I was right, it's a lot easier. BUT...I think I broke and repaired almost every piece except the walls. Construction was horrible; I cursed a lot. I'd pick something up carefully and SNAP. I have decided that 1:144 scale is just too delicate for me. I won't be building anything else in this scale.
Marker didn't work well on the base, I need to paint it, it looks horrible. I need to glue the roof on too (obviously).
I got the barn on a whim, thinking it would go in Susan's mansion, in the boy's room, as a toy. It's a bit big for that though, I think, unless the boy's room is huge. I think I'll cut the base down and reduce the fenced in area. Susan, it's your call....but I imagine you'll have to get furnishings in the room first, to see how much room is left.
Let's see...what else...
The furniture repair hasn't been finished yet. My studio is a mess. I haven't put together a photo album for the Mobile Studio. I'm crabby.
A spot of wonderfulness that made me smile....Sheila sent me a surprise.
A ton of fabric, contact paper, a fan, odd and end minis, a handmade table, and two cool screen things that will be fantastic to keep crud off when I spray paint pieces outside.
Thank you! You couldn't have known it, but it arrived at the end of a horrible, horrible day and lifted my spirits immensely. I'd hug you if you weren't across the country. Big virtual hugs for you!