Continuing with step 9, I glued on the external brackets. I trial fit each one, and needed to sand a little off of each tab. Thankfully they are study enough in my big hands to hold on to. I used an emery board fine grit side. Once I had one in place, I added CA from the inside to seep into and around the tab. I hit each with a shot of kicker to set up the CA while I held it perpendicular to the wall.
The next step is to glue the base onto the bottom. It goes inside and flush to the bottom. It is the piece that originally held the rafters on the inside.
Once in place I added CA inside at each corner, then dabbed Aleene’s quick grab white glue along the other edges inside the building. I then added clamps to square it up until the glue dries.
While this was drying over night, I decided to go back and re-paint some parts I painted the wrong color. I think I mentioned at the time, that some of the items on the one card I painted red may need redone as I had no clue at the time just what they would be used for! The two dormer pieces I repainted with two lights coats of Depot Buff as used on my main building. To cover the red, it opted for the two light coats. The first dried well in about an hour and I then went right over to add the second coat.
While I was doing the repaint, I went ahead a painted the other two details on the same card. The bicycle I painted according to suggested colors. Brown seat, black frame and handle bar, as well as the penny scale (which is beautifully made by the way) I believe Dave should offer these as a separate detail purchase myself (hint-hint). I painted this gold and rubbed the footplate with a artists lead pencil.
I used craft paints as in the picture for the various colors mentioned. BTW, I have no preference for brand as you can tell. I am sure there is a professional artist who can speak to all the differences in brands (if there is one), but that is not something I know about. I pick this way: walk into store, look at hundreds of differing colors for the one I want and when I see it — buy it. I think it logical!