|Not quite finished, but getting there.|
Nevertheless progress has been made, the main assembly work has been done and necessary little bits and pieces have also been fixed.
Assembing wasn't as ticky as I thought it would be and all the pre-cut bit seemed to fit together with only a single hiccup (the rear wall) delaying the whole process slightly.
I started the assembly with the tower and progressed to the diagonally opposite corner of the main building with the roof being the lst addition. The walls and entrances were then made to fit.
The photographs tell the whole story
|Front facade with 'Oriel' cuti into it |
|Rear view of the inside|
|Start of the hatch and the front window|
The photo on the left shows this (along with the missing tower hatch - another one of those niggly things that are simple to do.
|Top half of the twoarched entrances.|
These are simple arches, made more complx by adding some decoration to them.
The photograph shows the 'detail' I added, simple enough and probably the last time anyone will notice it. The arches were based on the front door cut-out and were built up using foamcard, card, coffee stirrers and matchsticks.
These were then glued to the top of the walls and reinforced by the addition of pieces of card for strength.
|Arched gateway in place.|
The churchyard walls were all capped with thick card, slightly wider that the two thicknesses of foamboard making up the walls.
|The other gateway (*yawn)|
|Net of the tower roof pyramid|
I drew a net of the pyramidal structure out on card and added the stepped tiling as I done with the roof.
My first attempt didn't look right, it was too tall and the base didn't look big enough.
Another was made and looked much better.
The ridges on the tower (and the main church roof) have yet to be added.
|Tiled tower roof|
|Another view of the tower.|
The roof has a folded piece of card across the ridge,joining the two halves and the final strip of tiles has also been added, but like the tower, the ridge tiling has yet to be done.
|Half roof, showing the supports.|
Here's some more views of the progress so far:
|Rear showing intended additional room location|
I've also had to do some research on what to include internally and I'll be going for an altar (fairly obvious), a confessional, a font, a pulpit (and/or a lectern) and a few pews.
All the roofing has all the ridges to tile too and I'm sure that there's a host of other things I haven't though of yet!
Once more, that's it for this week thanks for taking the time to visit and as always your comments are appreciated and welcomed.