Here's the back wall in place --about 47" long and 11 inches high:
Now for the tricky one: the gable end of the kitchen. Because the kitchen is just a one storey extension to the main building, the kitchen end of the house needs to be angled to take the roof (which will be non opening). I decided to add part of the chimney, too. Because the front edge of the foam is set back 3/4 of an inch from the front edge of the model, so that a wooden facing strip can be put on it, I have to take that into account when designing my roof.
Right angles are good for the up and down bits ...
45 degree angles for the roof line:
Here's the gable end all drawn out:
And here it is propped in place! You can see that when the 3/4 inch facing strip is put along the front edge of the foam, everything should line up neatly (I fervently hope).
You can also see that I should have changed my blade near the end :)
But it's actually starting to look like a house! Woo hoo!
And I've used less than $8.00 worth of foam :)
I've ordered some yummy things for the house -- flooring for the front hall, lots of wallpaper and a few light fixtures, but there're many things I can work on to get the model to the next step while I'm waiting for my purchases to arrive.
First I have to mark where the interior walls hit that back wall, so I can start marking in the rear window openings and the back door ... Then I can make the staircase unit for the hall, the back door for the kitchen and the kitchen fireplace.
This blog chronicles the adventures of a group of Canadians building a 1:12 scale medieval or Tudor dolls' house or dolls' castle. We're also working on a William and Mary era dollhouse circa 1700, featuring Jacobean, Carolean and Queen Anne furniture. Dollhouse aficionados, those who enjoy making or sharing doll house miniatures, and people who enjoy sharing crafts with children may enjoy the adventures of this group.
I built the background image of this site using some of the fabulous work from Vintage Retro Grunge. The "Green Man" reproduction medieval tile on the bottom right is by Kate Tiler. The other two, the griffon and the happy little creature (possibly a lion with a bagel?), are both by Pataki Tiles.