I can't resist it - the fundamental absurdity of this hobby leads me towards futile gestures. For the upstairs bedroom of my cottage I have painted a portrait of the family's much loved late dog (aptly named Nipper), and the Laughing Cavalier: However, when the cottage is in its place and curtains are hung, even with the open window (made but not added), they are impossible to detect: But - the roof is fitted and ready for tiling. There's also a shed which I knocked up this morning and I'm quite pleased with. It still needs painting and this is the side you won't see: Finally, I've changed the contour of the land behind the cottage to improve the overall balance of the scene. The ground hasn't been painted yet but the backscene has been touched in, it needs a little more light effect I think: Progress is steady and the whole project is highly motivating at the moment. Somewhere in the depths of my memory is the thought that this is something to do with trains - surely not!