Work on the buildings started - what do you think?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by ShaunMac, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. ShaunMac

    ShaunMac New Member

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    Hi,

    I've made a start on painting the buildings for my layout as I can't do any baseboard construction until my shed's been extended.

    I've done some painting including a way of trying to have the mortar still show through once I've painted the bricks on my models. Have a look and tell me what you think - both good and bad! ;)

    http://www.shaunsmodelrailway.net/Buildings.htm

    While I'm not trying to attract people away from this forum as who in their right mind would want to - ;D - there is a forum on the site where you can voice your opinions on the project:-

    http://www.shaunsmodelrailway.net/Forum/
  2. Zman

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    Well, it seems like you've figured things out pretty much.

    What I do is airbrush the wall with a mortar gray (white is too stark for me). Then I dip a flat-edged brush into the brick paint, and squeeze most of the paint off the brush onto a blotter. Then I very gently brush the tops of the bricks, going AGAINST the grain. It takes about 5 coats to get the color right. I also occasionally dip the brush in a little black or white and mix it with the brick to create the natural variation that you see in most weathered buildings.

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  3. johnny b

    johnny b Member

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    That's very good work ! Funny I just built that very same building for my layout , LOL Painted it very much the same too. The ivy looks great though. Mind if I steal that idea. Check out my post , you will see that building , not finished then , in the pictures .
  4. johnny b

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    That's very good work ! Funny I just built that very same building for my layout , LOL Painted it very much the same too. The ivy looks great though. Mind if I steal that idea. Check out my post , you will see that building , not finished then , in the pictures .