More work on my Fembruary submission this evening. I had a big day of work so I had to dig deep to muster up the motivation but, as always, once I started I really got stuck in.
So a few Gin and Tonics and two hours of fun later I ended building more than I expected.
I’m thinking I should have painted all the timber (lollipop sticks) prior to cutting and glueing. However, I tend to work better making it up as I go along. Painting will be painstaking haha.
So in actual fact the house is quite small compared to the decking but I kind of like that. I’m very much an outdoors person, which is ironic because this hobby of mine is mostly an indoor kinda thing. A big decking is excellent and I’m fortunate to have a big one attached to my real house. I sit out there with the dogs, or chatting to the family. We’ve had family and friends gathered out there and even a party for the little one. So a big decking works for me for this diorama. There’s lots to add to the decking, which you’ll see in due course.
One more photo to show the back framework of the annex which will also act as a lookout tower/crows nest type thing.
As mentioned before I don’t want to be able to see into the house. I did consider that and was thinking to make internal furniture and even add an actual working light. Honestly, it’d be too much detail because the rest of the diorama is already going to have a lot to look at.
As you can probably tell I’m having a lot of fun with this but there is soooo much more to do. I’m keeping the project on the kitchen table so I am forced to look at it and therefore tinker with it each day hehe.
Next I’ll be building the walls of the annex and the lookout tower.