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Friday, August 10, 2018

Tulsa Miniature Club Project Update

I had a little time to work on the exterior walls and roof  of my room box.  I guess I need a name for this project?

We made brick out a thick rough paper.  I was going for an "aged plaster wall" look with a few bricks showing through. I glued the brick on in a few random places, sprayed with a clear sealer (let dry) and then grouted them.  



The grout/plaster is a mixture of drywall spackling compound, a few different colors of craft paint, a little water and some tacky glue for good measure.

 I put on a generous application of the plaster because I wanted it to appear thicker than the bricks. I used this clay took out of my kit to apply the mixture.


Same process on the window wall


I let it sit for a while to set up then I smoothed it with a large drywall trowel


This is the project the next day - still a little damp.  After it dries I will sand it a little more.  Note that I have added the timbers on the exterior to match the interior.


I wanted to do something unique with the roof so I added a dormer window.

Here is the view from the inside.  I will  build a window to fit within the dormer. and add some large timber beams.


The roof is made from foam core board, so I am in the process of painting and adding wood some wood trim to finish off the edges.


I am toying with the idea of doing something different with the shingles like this.  Not sure of the colors yet.  perhaps a weathered gray ? 


The kit included a piece of corrugated cardboard for the roof so I am going to use mine on the dormer.  I painted with some copper paint and a few other colors for some character.

6 comments:

  1. I like the 'tin' roof, with the rusted look. And the dormer is wonderful. I think your shingles might be too busy, plus the curves look odd to me with all the angles you have on the build. I agree, definitely a weathered look, maybe some cedar shake shingles in a brown with moss and the blackish/grey that builds up on an old roof?

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    1. My wife said the same thing about the curved shingles. I think you are both right. I will save that for another project. Thanks for the suggestion!

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  2. What a great little structure with so many interesting and charming details! Can't wait to see how you'll fill it, and what the others in your club have come up with!

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  3. Hi Troy! I Love what you are doing with this project! The addition of the roof dormer is a fantastic idea! It adds a very "craftsman" style feel to this corner! The exterior is looking wonderfully aged and I look forward to seeing the shingles in place! What a fun project!

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  4. Hi, Troy - I've enjoyed seeing your grout and plaster techniques; the brick showing through the aging stucco looks so realistic. I've liked the dark timber from the beginning, and the beautiful dormer roof is perfect with the dark beams. I think the weathered gray shingles would be a nice contrast to the dark wood trim and the dormer roof. I really like this project, and I'm impatient to see your next post!
    Marjorie

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  5. Hi Troy. What an interesting and unique project, the dormer with the "tin" roof is a very clever addition. Celia

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