Monday, April 20, 2015

Refinement



As I near the end of this project, "completion" is an ever-changing target. Most of the time I don't know how I'm going to complete a section until I actually get into it with the brick. Often I'll just stall out entirely... I'll get so wrapped up in "doing it right" that I don't know where to start. I find it's best to just try something, ANYTHING, or I'll never get anywhere. There's always room to refine things, to revise what's already been done. The roof sections are quite full of this, none so much as the 2nd floor roof - a 9-sided "P"-shaped area with multiple intersecting slopes and only a couple right angles. Above is my first attempt at the upper roof section. I have a couple ideas to try to fill in the remaining gaps... we'll see what I decide on.

I should be finished building in the next week or so. Here's my remaining build list:
  • Garden pergola
  • Garden center
  • Poolside patio
  • Children's wing pergola
  • Children's wing roof
  • Carport/Guest wing flat roof
  • Servants' wing - long dormer window
  • 2nd Floor roof - angled areas
  • Chimneys
  • Various small gaps to fill in landscaping
  • Trees, flowers, plants, vines
Beyond the "build", I still have a couple items to get it "show ready" - skirting, plexiglass, and I have to make sure everything fits into boxes.

I love that with a building this large, even though I'm not done yet, there are still plenty of angles that look like a finished product: