Continued from: A Classic Boat Model – Taking Shape After gluing on the cockpit side walls but before cementing the PVC floor in place or the other cockpit … Continue Reading A Classic Boat Model – Finally, Some Planking
Continued from: A Classic Boat Model – Laying Down the Keel After the clamps had been in place for six days on the other side of the boat, … Continue Reading A Classic Boat Model – Taking Shape
The first official step in building a large ship is the laying down of the keel, the spine or backbone to which the hull bulkheads will be attached. This event … Continue Reading A Classic Boat Model – Laying Down the Keel
With the doll house topped out and all structural pieces installed, there remained three major steps to complete the house: installation of the windows, shingling the roof, and applying all … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – Finishing Touches
With the third floor, I again planned to deviate from the instructions so that I could install the carpeting and baseboards prior to attaching the roof which also served as … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – Topping Out
Once this first section of the walls was glued to the foundation, the next several steps in the instructions involved adding the two side walls and the ceiling/2nd floor. However, … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – The Walls Go Up
I had not even finished my first granddaughter’s doll house before I became antsy to build a second one. Since this first doll house was for my in-town granddaughter, I … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My 2nd Granddaughter – Laying the Foundation
As I was finishing each of the two doll houses last year that I built for my two granddaughters, one aspect I did not think too much about was on … Continue Reading Granddaughter’s Doll House – Final Detail
Last year I wrote a series of blog posts about the doll house I had built for my in-town granddaughter. This was a secret project I took on since it … Continue Reading Doll House Success!
I have never been much of a boat person, although I have certainly enjoyed the times, we have been out with our friends who have one at their lake house. … Continue Reading A Boat?
Each of the 12 shutters were made from three pieces, one shutter core and two shutter panels, each piece individually painted. Turns out painting them was the easiest part. Assembling … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – Finishing Touches
Returning to the instructions, the next step was to add the two porch floors, the posts, the railings and the gingerbread adornments. Continuing to follow the color scheme on the … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – Topping Out
In between working on sections of the foundation, I continued to paint seemingly every surface of the walls. After three coats of paint (four seemed no better), I was finally … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – The Walls Go Up
I have been waiting for this day for a long time! Several years ago, I posted about these two dollhouses I built for my daughter when she was young. After … Continue Reading Doll House Surprise for My Granddaughter – Laying the Foundation
Earlier this year, I wrote about a winter trip to Seattle to spend time with my daughter and two of my grandsons. At the end of the week while assembling an … Continue Reading My First Car Model Revisited
I have previously written a couple of times about these 28 car models that graced the book cases in my work office for many, many years. First, I wrote about … Continue Reading Finally, A Home for My Models!