I believe one of the reasons why the wood is so stubborn is the paint. As the paint dries, it shrinks slightly, causing the wood to pull and bend in this shape. I think this goes the same with glue. All I can do now is to hope that I can fix the issue when I start gluing the pieces together. Fingers crossed!
I started the wall papering process using the free images from www.microjivvy.com. It's a tedious job, but it's going rather smoothly. I also glued all the windows and doors.
However, once I got to gluing the walls together, that's when everything went down hill. First of all, I glued the walls together on the wrong edge! However, by the time I realized it, the glue has already set. I gently tried to take them apart...until I heard a sound any miniaturist would cringe to: "SNAP!". I froze for a moment until I realized I broke part of the wall and the window! Noooooohohoooo!!! In a panic and on the verge of crying, I managed to glue the broken pieces together. It was quite dramatic!
|The piece I broke. Can you tell?|
The directions for this kit are very unclear and hard to understand, which cost me this mistake!! grrrr....
I hope this is the first and last downfall for this project. I hope everything will go smoothly from here on. Aaaah...1/144 scale definitely challenges my patience, haha. Now I know why there isn't much people who work with this scale.
|The base foundation|