Monday, July 14, 2014

Pook Manor II

 Well, as you can see I've spent some time cutting out and framing the windows on Pook Manor.
Millions of mullions. I have one more wall of eight windows to do then I'll put together a chimney stack and glue some sort of diamond mesh to the back of the windows to finish them. Then comes the initial assembly of the walls and the first tentative stabs at the surprisingly complicated geometry of the roof.

I intend to apply some brickwork here and there from paper, wash the entire thing over with some very runny plaster filler, undercoat and then apply my main colours. I am intending to use gouache, just to mix things up a bit.

Roofing will be from wither plumbers' felt a la Weekly or teddy bear fur if this proves to be impractical.

More cavalry have arrived in the mail, so progress will slow as I work on them in parallel.


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

The manor house looks lovely so far, Greg. Mr. Weekly's articles were always as much fun to read as the related photographs were to glean for inspiration. Your own commentary in today's post is making me itch to build some more houses and long thought about but as-yet-unconstructed municipal buildings suitable for the Baltic region.

Best Regards,


Ross Mac said...


Slate roof?

Bloggerator said...

I'm hoping to do thatch, but will fall back on slate tiling as an alternative if I can't get the materials I think I need.

Allan Tidmarsh said...

coming along nicely