Back to the Ranch Again (Part Four)
You can read the earlier parts of this project by clicking on the following links.
Okay, so we left off after a busy day of building with the Ranch House looking like this:
With a blessed but busy Sunday, I only had about four hours this evening to crack on with this project. The first thing to do was to make the frames that would support the porch roof. These were all measured and cut from some balsa strip. I have a bag of matchsticks I brought more than a decade ago. Its still going strong. Unfortunately, the matchsticks were a little too short for what I needed. This next photo shows the three pieces needed for each support, with the first one made.
So I dashed to the loft, located the acrylic paints I use for such occasions, and began work on the porch floor.
Anyhoo, with the walls, edges and floorboards painted, I was able to fix the support struts in place. Here's some pictures from different angles.
So what still needs to be done? Well, the porch roof needs making, covered with shingles, affixed and painted, along with the main roof itself.
Is this possible? Well,I'm hoping to make the porch after breakfast in the morning. With a couple of hours free before my game in the evening, I might just have time to get it built and painted. But only just.
Here's hoping I make it to the finishing post before my time runs out!!!!