Sunday, July 3, 2022

Slow and Steady Wins the Race?

 I've been working on the latest Creatin' Contest entry but not posting. Part of that has been just being tired. Part of it is writing other things.

Sometimes writing the post feels more like work than fun so I decided I wouldn't hold myself to a schedule this year.

I've been largely absent from social media too, pretty much for the same reason.  But I have remembered to take some pictures of my progress.

I got all the window and door openings cut out. 

The windows are going to be stained glass. But I didn't really find any pictures I wanted to use. So I adjusted my Tudor glazed windows method.

I cut my aluminum mesh into squares the size of my window panes.

I glued them to the window and use my very sophisticated clampes to hold the mesh in place

When the glue was dry I covered the 'glass' and 'leading' with Triple Thick Gloss Glaze

So far everything worked pretty well.

The next step was a new one involving Gallery Glass paint in various colors.

It's a colorful look.

Once the Gallery Glass dried I did a dry fit.

Seems to be working and everything fits together.

You get the full effect of the windows better with the sun behind them. 

So far so good right?

I painted my walls white and then started my siding. 

I used half scale fish-scale shingles for more detail on the upper portion of the walls. 

I need to cut some window frames for my circular windows in the bell tower.

Flooring, furniture, stairs to the door and paneling for the interior walls. Beams and lighting. 

There's a lot still to do. 

In other news I've been reading blogs and yet somehow still have not managed to comment on them because I can't figure out what Google did. 

I swear I'm not ignoring all of you.

Apparently someone just hit the mute button.