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Turret house front facade (part 2)

Here’s where we left off last week: Two things were bugging me. One was that gold trim on the front edge of the porch roof. For some reason I had thought it would be MUCH easier to paint the edge of the porch blue, since the surfaces were also blue. But as soon as I… Keep reading »

Turret house front facade (part 1)

The front of the Turret House has a patch of fishscale shingles that I wasn’t sure what to do with. They’re neatly applied, but the sides need some sort of trim. I’m sure whoever put this house together had a vision for how to finish this area but without knowing what they intended, I had… Keep reading »

Snazzing up the turret

With the apex trim figured out, I turned my attention to the Turret House’s turret. Here’s how it looked the last time I took a picture. Since then I painted the top and bottom with the dark blue trim color. I also painted the wood inside the window holes, which is visible through the windows.… Keep reading »

Turret house apex trim

The past few weekends I’ve continued to paint the Turret House. I’ve also spent a small fortune on various trims and components to dress up the exterior. Here’s how it looks right now. And a sneak peek of some of the trim. More details to come in a later post! Many years ago I bought… Keep reading »

Turret House stain & paint

Since my last post, I have spent a lot of time staring at the Turret House. It came with windows and exterior doors but no other trim, which I guess is good because I can make it look how I want. But I also have to try to figure out what the builder intended to… Keep reading »

Half scale Turret House (a bashed Queen Anne Rowhouse)

In November I saw a bashed version of American Craft’s 1:24 scale Queen Anne Rowhouse kit on eBay. I already have a finished Queen Anne Rowhouse, as well as a kit in the box, but this one intrigued me because of the modifications that had been made to it. I kept looking at it, but… Keep reading »

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