Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Making the cut

I've been working on my HBS Creatin' Contest build. I finally pulled the sliding doors out of their packaging to mark the larger holes in the side walls.

There was a moment, when I spotted the cardboard that was under the rubber bands, that I thought that HBS had thoughtfully included a cardboard template for marking the size of the doors.
Pieces of a dollshouse building kit with a sliding door unit on top, covered with a piece of card.
But I was disappointed. And confused (what's it for, in that case?)
Pieces of a dollshouse building kit with a sliding door unit on top, covered with a piece of card, showing space at the top.
So I made my own template, took a deep breath and remembered Kitty And Kat Miniatures' advice that glue, wood filler and caulking pretty much can fix anything.

Voila! I used bits of the pieces I cut out to fill the side window while I was at it.
Side wall of a dolls house kit, with a hole cut for the sliding doors (which are in the hole) and a piece of wood inserted into a previously-cut window opening.
Two side walls of a dolls house kit, with holes cut for sliding doors and pieces of wood inserted into previously-cut window openings.
#HBSCreatinContest2015 

3 comments :

Kitty And Kat Miniatures said...

I will not lie.....I spent most of my evening in half scale correcting carpentry mistakes with wood filler :)

Pepper Mitcheson said...

I think the cardboard was to protect the 'glass' and since HBS expect you to put the doors in the place they're measured for, they don't provide a template. That's what happens when you kit bash =0)
You've sussed it though. I like the idea you have putting it in the side, rather than square-front =0)

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Well duh! Why didn't I think of that? :-/