Please dont look to close. Its all a bit of mess at the moment but if you could see whats in my mind you would realise it has to look so bad to start with. Aloso when looking at the picture about pinning, you will see i had a change of plan and altered the house slightly. Structural strength problems!
Foam board is fantastic.... as long as you are building houses for a witch and you want it old and dirty. Or if you build houses in the style of rik pierce, then it would be equally as good.
But i can't say if it would be good for a normal style house or not because i have nothing to go on, due to only doing witchy things.
Anyway, i used 5mm foam board and doubled it up so it was 10mm and i could have thicker walls than the average dolls house. I cut everything out, and made two of everything so i could do the double layer.
Heres a pic of the double layer and the pinning i will tell you about after the picture
When everything was cut out i glued everything together that i wanted as a double layer. Then i did out a rough plan on the base board where the walls would go.
I then put cocktail still in the bottom of each wall up through the foam interior, leaving about 1cm sticking out. I did about 5 per wall. I then brought the foam board to the base and marked with a pen where each of the cocktails sticks were poking out and made some little holes in the base to slot these into. But before that i also ran glue along the base where the wall would meet.
Once that was done i pinned all the walls together with cocktail sticks and wire right through the foam core. Once dry the house was solid and strong, Although just for assurance i covered everything in Art Roc to make all the walls nice and strong.
As you can see i've also added a tree and a chimney, cut out spaces for the window and made an arch. I've also made a litle pond where i think i might just house some water snakes.
So Heres the base of the house all art rocked up and solid as a rock. I now need to go and bath, get dressed and maybe look after my family. I was determined to get to this point today, so that tomorrow when its dry i can have a think about how to make the roof slates and windows etc.
Oh yes, the tree will have a face as usual.