In a previous article I mentioned that using miniature working bale hardware in place of the standard kit hardware is a great way to upgrade The House of Miniatures™ kits. In this article I demonstrate the use of the spade eyelet style of bale and mention the cotter pin type in contrast. Two Styles of Working… Continue reading Miniature Working Bale Hardware
Ultimately, a perfect period finish comes down to a smooth, glassy look and even shading on all parts of the piece of furniture. Choices of materials and the technique you use are important as well. But the patience and skill to prep the surface, both initially and between coats, is worth learning. The enjoyment of a job well done is lasting.
Each kit has a parts layout sheet in the instructions, usually before the assembly instructions begin. It is placed in that location with good reason: so that you will check your parts before you begin your build.