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Portico with roof supports


Using my foam core board mockup pieces as a general guide, I cut the inner arch supports from 1/8in thick balsa sheets. They did not end up uniform or perfect in any way, but I figured they would work well enough. I cut a couple of lengths from some broken connectors the same height as the front veranda posts. These kept the back of the main supports the same height as the front while I assembled the top portion of the portico. Just to add a bit of stability, I used some headless pins to secure the pieces of balsa. I added the front to back roof support to keep the whole thing stable at the top. This is nowhere near square, but neither is the rest of the house! :D I don't know if you can build this kit in any semblance of being square and true. Rickety old house on the hill! Process pics on my blog.

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