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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:07 pm 
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greetings to all...

this project has been in my "to be built file" for way too long...and now it's alive and well...but still in the raw cardboard state right now...primer, paint, glitter and final assembly will be next...

the design was inspired from bits and pieces of several different photos and drawings i've seen and saved from internet image searches...it's not unique or original...but i think it captures the look and feel of a quaint english village church...

stay tuned...i'll be posting the two pattern sheets later this week...

my very best regards...

howard...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:37 am 
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Hi Howard,
I love the roof detail!


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update...4-23-2020...

here is a closeup of the window mullions...i cut them by hand with a sharp xacto knife out of card stock...they were then painted with a few coats of "emperor's gold" metallic craft paint...the window material will be stained glass printed paper or overhead projector sheet material...more details about them later...along with the pattern sheets...

howard...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:33 pm 
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Nice cutting on those mullions!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:26 pm 
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Those windows are going to be a real delight.

Looking forward to seeing the projects it progresses.

Lucy


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update...4-25-2020...

here is a closeup of one of the finished stained glass windows...the stained glass image was one i found on the internet years ago...

however...here is a link to the stained glass windows that Paul created an has made available for free...go here... https://bigindoortrains.com/indoor_resources/stained_glass1.jpg ...you'll have to size the image to fit your needs...

i'm still working on the two pattern sheets...stay tuned...

howard...


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Oh wow. I love the idea for the roof with the folder over edges.


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update...4-29-2020...

Here are the two pattern sheets for the classic english village church...see the PDFs below...i will be posting pictures of my completed church this weekend...stay tuned...

my very best regards...

howard...


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Greetings to all...here is the completed church...the colors are Carolina blue and raspberry...now, i'm off to find a new project!...

my very best regards...

howard...


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Hi Howard,
I love everything about this! How lovely.

Lee


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