Monday, August 6, 2012
Finished the entire front yesterday. I like the look of the stone all the way up and I am glad I decided not to add brick work on the facing. The structure is very imposing. It will become even more imposing when I add in the coloring and aging.
I only have two side sections and the tower sides and back to do. That should go pretty quickly. Hopefully.
My next step will be to start of the slate roofing. These will also be done in paperclay but it is going to be a long process. I am kinda dreading it. I could go the easier route and use wood shingles but I don't think it would have the same effect. I will lay out one inch wide strips of paper clay the length of each section of roofing and then go back and carve in the details for each shingle.
I will be making the front porch flooring bricked with some circular accents at the door. I will also be adding a short stone wall to semi-enclose the "porch". This will give the front some more depth and detail since I am not using the porch roof. I may also add a lions head fountain just to the right of the front door which will have "water" spilling into a small fountain base. I think it will be a cool touch.
Does an abandoned house still have running water?
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