Openings are always very accommodating and allow easy access to the interior,
The openings are hung on piano hinge which
is then treated and painted to blend in with the adjoining timber, a spring catch is incorporated into the surrounding timber
which gives a satisfying 'click' when closing, magnets simply aren't suitable for openings this size.
Lift off panels are rarely
if ever used as these can be very awkward and cumbersome.
Buildings are constructed with plywoods of various thickness and a variety of other materials are also used inc. reclaimed timbers
so your Victorian dollhouse might include some timber from that actual era!
Buildings are then coated all over with a special
that permits various wood/stone effects to be simulated and then painted with special scenery paints and techniques
to give a truly lifelike effect.
So called 'real'' woods and brick slips/ tiles etc cut from the full size object
are never used as they simply do not scale down properly and this particularly applies to wood.
finely detailed with an airbrush to give the natural weathered look so often admired on our old buildings around the UK, the lovely
green tinge to the handmade clay tiles, the silver-grey oak beams (that should never be painted black ) are all simulated
in the models
How a building opens up
A variety of extras can be incorporated into the houses to include:- glowing log fires with chimney crane and cauldron, roasting
spits inc. a powered smokejack .Built in extras such as a bar and shelves in the tavern or a nice window seat.
Houses can also
be adapted from the original in a variety of ways to include extensions etc.
Working for many years
in T.V.and Film studios
has resulted in him
developing many useful
techniques which can be
adapted for use in the
of these incredible
miniatures and thus they
can be offered at a very
competitive price for
work of this quality
How the houses are made
Inspiration comes from buildings like this ' Halls croft ' in Stratford upon Avon