The 1/24th scale Cobblers shop is finally progressing its had its fair share of problems in fact you may notice that from the first post i did on this project i have completely started the construction again which was a difficult decision as i had put a fair few hours work into it, being my first ever build i am bound to change certain things as it moves along.The following images are from the first full dry build of the project.
The main workshop area shown above has had all of the timber white washed with the exception of the two main work benches which will retain there natural look.
The stair case has been changed and also white washed, also a sink has been added complete with a hand pump. The tiles were difficult to say the least and took me a couple of attempts to get the design right, these were individually made from Milliput and hand painted to a design which dates to around 1850.Working in this scale really does test ones ability to keep focused!
The shop will once built be quite small, i remember visiting this shop as a young boy with my farther and the main thing which stuck in my mind was all the furniture and cabinets were painted black and polished to a very high sheen, the smell once you stepped inside was a combination of polish and that old smell which many items from this age retain, I'm sure that we have all smelt this at some point in our life's, this shop was really also my first introduction to a timber framed building of this age and is more than likely where my interest and passion for buildings of this period began.
Now the ceiling joists are virtually complete hopefully everything else should just fall into place. The next phase of this build is to start work on the actual shop front and work on getting that right, i will still continue to use as many natural materials as i can to give as close a natural look as is possible.
Id just like to say a warm welcome to my new followers and thanks for taking an interest in my blog and the items i create and make :)
Have a wonderful and safe week everyone. Tony.