It’s nice to have some time to devote to modelling prior to trooping off to the rellos over Christmas. I’m also heading overseas for a couple of weeks in the new year so I want to get as much done on the mill as possible before I go. In spite of this desire to get some progress made it is amazing how fast things have moved today.
Once I got started on the colouring process this morning things proceeded very quickly. An ink wash for the walls followed by an application of Tamiya acrylics to the bricks and foundation which was allowed to dry for a few hours after which I applied a light coat of light grey water-colour to both the masonry areas. This tones down the stark brightness of the colours straight from the Tamiya bottles and also allows you to remove some of the surface colour later with a damp cotton bud (que tip). The S-shaped wall anchors are Grandt Line castings.
I have the Grandt Line window frames painted, all I need to do is apply glazing. I had a minor panic when I realized I was out of clear styrene but soon discovered that I had some suitable material available, sourced from the packaging of some Christmas cards I purchased this morning. The joys of Christmas 🙂