The pieces for the Wilkins House are going to fit together!
Test Fit All Pieces before you glue
This view shows how the front porches will be added to the Wilkins House. The porches are not glued on yet because I have to know that they up with the windows and doorway. No trim has been added at this point in construction of the little house either. You can see some of the trim in the background. The top part of the front tower has been glued down because it has to fit the angle of the roof so it had to go first. The top piece determines where the top porch floor goes. Then the bottom part of the tower determines where the bottom of the porch goes. And amazingly, they all fit!
My general tendency is to eyeball how something goes together rather than to actually measure carefully, but because of the complexity of this house I had to improve my measurement skills. Fortunately, I've been pretty successful. I will know for sure when I add the side embellishments and the railing for the porches and the conservatory.
Many Details remain before completion of this house
Still lots of details on this house to come - trim around the roof, roof shingles painted to look like slate, 2 chimneys, the details around the conservatory, the front columns, quoins (can't forget the quoins), stone front stairs and then landscaping. The most challenging part is an ornate little princess balcony that is at the top of the tower - haven't really worked that out yet. Probably another week or two before I get the house done.
This is a seriously time-consuming house. I am ready to go back to Halloween houses so I can quit worrying about perfect fits and I can unintentional paint streaks on the house to distress it and use dark colors that I am more comfortable with and so on.
Thank you for following me on this creative journey in Putz-making.