Do you ever get so into a project that time gets away from you? I frequently do. Tonight (this morning?) was one of those times. But I've mostly finished the structure for the saloon. There are some details that need fine tuning. (There's a large clamp on the roof right now trying to fix the roof trim gap issue.) But it looks really good. Although it isn't very realistic to have the whole mansard roof be copper I really liked the porch roof. It looks good, it's easy to do, AND it's cheap. All key for one of my projects, lol. The instructions for assembling the roof leave much to be desired. I'm not completely sure that I did it correctly but I had to add a lot of trim around the dormers on the outside to make it look good and fill in gaps. I like the way the trim looks so it's fine. I'm curious about whether the directions have been improved in the new laser cut version.
Daisy just brought a fresh beer up to Jake. He's practicing so he'll be ready to take on the saloon billiards champ later. The hanging oil lamp has a brass hanging frame. The base of the lamp is a large brass rose - perfect for "A Rose Among Thorns."