Next up, some internal reinforcements in the corners (these are all somewhat larger than most previous structures), and then the various roofs. These should be tedious, time-consuming, and will no doubt result in my quietly filling the air with occasional blue language given the complicated angles of the planned half-hipped and mansard roofs. You know the drill. Measure everything, cut it out with a hobby knife, check the fit, trim where necessary, check it again, scratch your head, curse your miscalculations, throw everything away, start over again, hold your breath, turn blue in the face, and finally get it right the second or third time around.
Seriously though, channeling one's inner Ian Weekley is good fun, and a nice way to ease back into the hobby after a few months of forced inactivity due to the pressures of work and domestic life. Still lots to do before I can paint these, of course, but the biggest step is getting off one's behind and to the workbench to start in earnest. Procrastination is the devil, something that plagues many undergraduates each semester. And yet so many of them (it's not just freshmen who suffer from the malady either), too many, never manage to figure it out. But of course, they won't be told. Sigh. More students could achieve so much more if only they were to follow directions and (timely) procedure.