I've struggled to find any enthusiasm over the last week or so but nevertheless I've stuck to the task of completing the Farmhouse - or at least I've got to the stage where I'll not be doing anything more on it, - I'm that bored with it now!
The reasoning behind the larger-than-necessary front to the base was that I'd contemplated putting a picket fence to the front of it. Several permutations later of the three inadequate fence pieces that you get with it and I gave the idea up, shelving it until I get some more fences (I'll not be holding my breath on that one).
I've omitted two of the three front porch supporting posts, leaving the single one shown to accomodate figures more easily and in additiion I've glued in an additional cross-brace to support the remaining post for when the roof is detached. The bench at the front is scratchbuilt and is not as yet a permanent fixture, as I'm still undecided about it.
I've used garden cane for all manner of things in the past, especially for stockades and the like, in preference to the uniformity and slenderness of barbeque sticks.
The bits of "grass" dotted around the building are of course sisal and the patches of green are flock.
The inside of the building is really tight to get any detail in at all and still leave enough room for figures
The chimney breast and hearth are both scratch-built from plastic and card respectively.
I've added a shelf, armchair and side table (all scratch-built) along with the chair provided in the kit.
Another log-pile in the corner and some "embers" in the fireplace (from cane) was all the detailing I allowed for this end of the room.
In the centre-right of the photo a door can just be made out, which leads to the peculiar front add-on.
On the floor I've added a paper carpet, goodness knows from where I got it from.
I've managed to cram a single bed in (just) and the only other detailing I've added is the "painting" above the bed.
This photo also gives a good view of he extra support I gave to that front post and eagle eyed readers will notice the bench is not present !
What the photo doesn't show is that Sid the sweeper only just clears the slope of the roof. I guess no figures holding their weapon upright in here !
In case you were wondering what was behind the internal door, all now is revealed :
Finally here's an aerial shot of the finished model (sans roof):
As always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.