Once again, I decided to cut apart my work and make the proportions correct. The first picture shows the stairs before surgery. Notice the little ledge between the stairs and the door under the stairs? As I was painting the stairs, I realized the proportions were too skinny, so I cut the whole thing at a seam, and added more balsa and air-drying clay to make that section look more like the set photo. Probably too picky on my part, but I just knew I wouldn't be able to stop thinking about it.
The next task is to complete the stone wall that backs the stairs. Painting the clay to look like stone is really fun, by the way!