Winchester

14 posts in this topic

Decided to start a new topic on house since house is here. Will decide on a new name later on. Need to get a real feel for the house. Fortunately the house came with a nice spiral booklet with instructions. Will try to take it step by step and not get so overwhelmed. There are so many parts and pieces where the names are not familiar to me. It helps to daily read the booklet.

Made an important purchase this morning- a wide sturdy stepstool to reach the upper parts of the house!!

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lots of architectural goodies! You'll be an expert by the time the house is complete!

Enjoy!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh this is gonna be such fun to watch! :clap:  That step stool will come in handy!  I have a really tall house (Jarrell Manor) that I think I may just put on a low coffee table when it comes time to do the shingles! :p

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will enjoy watching your progress, thank you for sharing.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a folding stepstool with three steps and a handle to grip I use in the kitchen to help me reach high things.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So is this a kit of the Winchester house or a kit you're going to turn into the Winchester house?  I'm assuming by the name that it is THE Winchester house??  This is going to be a huge project!  Will be following along for sure!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, Shareb said:

So is this a kit of the Winchester house or a kit you're going to turn into the Winchester house?  I'm assuming by the name that it is THE Winchester house??  This is going to be a huge project!  Will be following along for sure!

Thanks Rebecca! It is the Winchester from Lawbre. I was able to purchase it with some money my Dad left me. I have started an album.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finished sorting, priming  name labeling,exterior components. Since I am incorporating several fireplaces, I needed a chimney. It arrived today. It is a solid piece faced with miniature bricks. The maker used to be a mason. Can't do much today as my eyes were dilated earlier.

Parts.jpg

chimney.jpg

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finished putting on 1st side of foundation. Have always painted foundations so this is a first. Thinking of a grey-brown but haven't decided. Also decided on what the rooms will be. With 13 rooms not much is left out!! (except a bathroom. I dislike doing those)

foundation.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found these photos awhile back.  They painted the foundation gray, then used watered down acrylics to achieve the gray-brown finish.

 

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, Cathy C said:

I found these photos awhile back.  They painted the foundation gray, then used watered down acrylics to achieve the gray-brown finish.

Thanks! That's a beautiful finish. Same lannon stone I believe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finished the foundation and started lining roof sections (on two step step stool!)

5c3e477329cac_Liningroof.jpg.07b81d6d489foundation1.jpg.18b97d086298d2cc01cc8029foundation2.jpg.138ac7ef8d980f0f138db7f1l)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now