Just a few more in-progress photographs of the Baltic German town center this afternoon to show where we are at the moment. The remaining items to address now include:
1) Painting in the low foundation walls on most of the dozen structures. -- Done!
2) Painting in the cornice work on several of the same. -- In progress.
3) Approximating the timber work (fachwerk) on four of the smaller models.
4) Suggesting the placement of windows and doors with the use of a stencil and careful painting.
5) Final finishing touches in the form several small detail surprises.
6) Paint the internal ruins of the main front part of the Hospital of the Holy Spirit.
While I have always enjoyed producing model buildings made from heavy card and balsa, I don't think that I have ever enjoyed the activity as much. To say that I am having a blast with this current batch must be the understatement of the year.
Meanwhile, the Grand Duchess and Young Master have left for ten days to visit grandparents in the Pacific Northwest, so it's just yours truly along with the two felines Gunnlaug and Onyx, plus the Young Master's fish in the fishtank. I hope to finish everything here during their trip. Cross your fingers and toes though because there is still quite a bit to take care of before I can call the project finished and get back to the toy soldiers. . . who, incidentally, are calling to me from various containers, drawers, and shelves down here in Zum Sollenkeller Mk. II. It's madness, I tell you! Sheer madness!