This commission job I am going to show you is of another house and farm buildings. ‘Heber House Farm’ is located at Leck on the border between North Yorkshire and Cumbria, on Lord Shuttleworth’s estate.
The lady commissioned me to make a model of their farm for her son. She wanted it detailed enough for her son to know it was the farm he lived on during school holidays, as they lived in London and it was going to be kept there.
The barns were arranged the same as the real ones and the house was on a separate base board.
If you want to try and make your own windows or greenhouse, follow these instructions I am about to share with you.
Buy yourself some 1.5mm thick clear plastic sheet with a protective film on each side.
Draw out the required design for your windows on a sheet of paper, making sure that the lines are clear.
Now lay the plastic sheeting over the design and using a sharp scalpel type craft knife carefully cut through the film on one side, following the design which you should be able to see clearly through the plastic.
Next carefully peel off the protective film which you have cut through, from the area which is going to represent the frame, leaving the film on the areas which are going to become the glazing.
Now using a can of car touch up paint to the colour of your choice, spray paint over the plastic sheet. Spraying should be done by applying thin one pass coats and leaving them to dry. If you require to get more coverage apply more coats in the same way, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next, do not try and rush this if you want good results. Always spray in a well ventilated area away from any naked flame, the last thing you want is a fire!
Once the paint is thoroughly dry carefully peel of the remaining protective film from the areas representing the glazing. To do this use the point of your scalpel knife and gently lift the corners of the film, making sure you don’t scratch the plastic or the painted areas. you should now be left with crisp clearly defined windows.
Before fitting your windows peel of the protective film from the unpainted side of the plastic.
If you don’t feel confident enough to try this, then get in touch with me and we can discuss your requirements.