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Microscale corner cladding for wooden houses

"Corner cladding" (don't know what else to call it, see attached examples) is commonly used for old wooden houses, especially for more "manorial-type" buildings. This is used to "frame" the house, often in a different colour to create contrast.

I'm currently building a microscale model of a old wooden mansion in Norway, where this style is a very important part of the building. However, I can't find any good ways to build the corner claddings. The scale is just too small.
It might not be possible, but: any tips on how to solve this problem?


  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    only thing i can think of is perhaps doing something similar to what you did on the windows - using plates edge out.  would get tricky to do on the corners of course.
  • tslupphaugtslupphaug Member Posts: 3
    Yeah, that's the style I've been using (see attached). Works perfect for "frames" when they're not used on corners, and can perhaps be used on some corners. I'm presuming this is as close as I'll get, but was hoping I've missed something :)

    I did try to experiment using rail bricks and snot techniques, but this won't leave enough room for the windows (at least, I can't see how I'll make them fit and/or create a good transition from the corners).
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    i like that rail technique.  i think you could fit some windows in there - but you might have to anchor them to the ground/floor using jumper(s) and build up, instead of trying to snot attach them to the 45 degree sections that the rails are attached to
  • tslupphaugtslupphaug Member Posts: 3
    Hmm.. it's just way too tight to fit the rails in (see file corners.png in OP). 
    I guess I just have to live without any green on those corners :/
  • dougtsdougts Member Posts: 4,110
    yeah, if you want the windows to have the cladding too, it would be tough unless you widened the distance between the two rail corners
  • ecmo47ecmo47 Member Posts: 2,101

    This might be helpful. Cale Leiphert built some beautiful buildings that featured lap siding. The main parts used was part 2865 (1x2x1 Panel) and 30413 (1x4x1 panel). Some where in the web, were descriptions of this technique which is VERY parts intensive.
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