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© Nell Corkin 2011

1:!44 Thomas' La Fenetre In Progress By Nell Corkin


Thanks to an IGMA Guild School Scholarship, I was able to cross "take a Noel & Pat Thomas Class" off my bucket list.

"La Fenetre" (The Window) was the building I made in class. The next year was the Thomas' last at Guild School, so I made this piece as a tribute for the annual Guild School auction. It was a cinch, as I already had the information I needed, and a twelfth scale model to work from. The table, by Mark Murphy, seemed the perfect setting.

The 1:144 La Fenetre is made from 1/32" birch plywood, with acrylic gesso used on the two side walls in place of the plaster we used on the original. All the details were scratch built to match the original, using both strip styrene and N scale strip basswood. Acrylic paints were used to match the original colors. The shingles are paper.

On the table are Noel's drawings and a photo of Noel and Pat in Paris, a bottle of their famous "bug juice", and various parts, tools and supplies (mostly scratch built.) One of my favorite techniques from the class was Noel's use of making tape to create plumbing joints, so that is what's going on in front of the building.


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