Friday, December 18, 2015

Hard at Work on the Boathouse

I know, I know...a month since my last update. Rest assured that I have been making good use of what spare time I do have, since I do need to get this done by the deadline!

First up: making a caved-in section of roof with a lot of deferred maintenance. (I will NOT be miniaturizing the animatronic snake that I seem to recall hanging from the rafters back in the mid-'90s.)

Back view of the roof construction. Since the rafters are visible in this part of the boathouse in real life, a solid roof wouldn't do here.

Close-up, shot from below.

Staging furniture and props in one of the tower rooms. Have I mentioned that the shutters really work? (I won't be opening and closing them much - it was very difficult to install these, so I don't want to risk them popping out of place.)

Under the new roof section.

This is a Fastpass distribution space in real life, so I'm re-purposing it as a cargo storage room. I made the crates from wooden blocks and strip wood.

Oh my - what could this be? More details to come...


  1. Hello Anna,
    That is wonderful! I love th4e roof. It looks fantastic. the interior spaces are also very well done!
    Big hug

  2. Love your roof! I can't wait to see more progress!

  3. Wow Anna . Coming on very nicely .
    Looking forward for the finishing touches .

  4. This is a wonderful project! I love all the quirky different spaces and the bright contrasting paint colors. The caved-in rusty roof is a great addition. And working shutters? Fantastic!

  5. You have been busy. Love the roof and crates =0)

  6. I like following the building process. Ni ce progress. Mini hugs, Natalia