NellCorkin Posted April 29, 2014 Share Posted April 29, 2014 A few years ago, a client asked me to make a 1:144 Scale version of her brother's house. The modest home, in the nearby town of Manchester, Michigan, was in what I would describe as Late 19th century Michigan Vernacular Victorian style. The work of a local builder, it was a fairly simple structure, with no gingerbread except for a tiny bit of "lace" at the gable ends, and with distinctive windows. The distinctive stone porch was created from the small boulders left all over Michigan when the glaciers retreated. The client's brother had lovingly restored the house, and planted a lovely garden, which was to be included in the model. I have often had to make copes of buildings from photos alone, but in this case I was able to photograph and measure the actual building. A friend and I spent a rainy spring day doing just that. Here is my workbench a day or so later, with my photos, notes, and the beginnings of a plan and elevation. My indispensable 30-year-old chart for converting inches to decimals is on the right I will explain why I needed it in my next post. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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