I've finished the next mold #227 tavern window & door mold. My initial plan was to make a test mold and try it out when creating my next project, the water mill. This was because I had a bit of room on the mold that I didn't know what to do with and I didn't want to waste it on some silly odd pieces that no one would use.
However, since that time I had come up with (what I thought were) some good ideas to finish off the mold. Because of that, I'm very confident that all of the pieces on this mold will be useful and work well with the other half timber pieces, as well as just making windows on their own. For that reason I'm going ahead and releasing the mold as finished.
Anyway, here's a photo of a casting from the master mold. It's in white plastic so some of the detail is hard to see. Painted up is should look pretty good.
The photo is a bit large but I wanted to show some of the close-up detail. Some of the pieces need a bit of explaining and photos will be coming along as the next project progresses. In the meantime I can give you a quick idea about them.
All of the pieces here are 1/8" thick, like the other half timber pieces. The only exceptions are the door bottoms and the angled beam in the bottom left. This angle beam will be used to help me make the dormers for the roof later on. Feel free to take a stab at how I intend to do this but I have it all planned out.
The pieces in the upper left (3/4" tall) can be used as windows but their main use will be as railings for porches and such.
The window muntins (wood pieces that separate the panes) are all beveled so they will come out of the mold easily. When you place several windows together in a group, these line up (even the angled ones) for a nice effect.
The wooden door on the bottom left can be used as a door as is. However, it's meant to have the bottom snapped off, then snapped in half to make shutters for the large round topped window. Snap off the round top and you have shutters for the 1" square windows.
Finally, the decorative wooden timbers can be used to add some decoration to the half timber houses. Or you can use these to decorate around the windows if you want to recess them into stone walls instead.
Well, that's the main explanation. I'll have more to show on how to use it as my watermill project progresses. I'll have molds available for sale in the next three days but it may take a bit longer to have them on the shopping cart. Just send me an e-mail if you want this mold added to your order.