Saturday, December 3, 2016

Scratchbuilding a Farmhouse - Part 3

The paint job is progressing on the little house. It was painted all whit except for the mint green gable so typical of houses refurbished back in the 1970s. You can see that color all over the place on old house accross the countryside.

I also tested how things work together on the layout by placing the house on her dedicated piece of land. Well, I'm quite satisfied to report it looks good and complete well the area.

For now, all the structures required for Clermont are built. A total of three and that's enough to give a sense of place to this scene. From now on, my efforts will be focussed on scenery and ground cover.

Also, I discovered a new viewpoint on the layout looking from Clermont's road toward the Donohue mill. I'll have to work on camera focus in the future, but it is promising.


  1. What a beautiful house, Matthieu - and a lovely scene. Some of the photos have such depth to them! Mike Confalone has achieved this in a couple of places on his layout as well - but few others manage it. Very realistic!
    - Trevor (Port Rowan in 1:64)

    1. Thank you for the very kind comment. I'm really glad the pictures make the scene seems large and spacious, which isn't the case at all. I think refraining from adding to much elements helped to achieve that effect. I'll write a post in the next day documenting how adding a single structure to the mix kills completely that impression.