Cracking Up

I thought I’d post a close up photo of the cracks in the “render” to demonstrate what I was saying in reply to the comment John made yesterday about adding extra distressing.

I think this photo gives a better indication of the natural cracks that appear in the DAS as it's applied. The ink wash simply emphasized these and made them more apparent.

I think this photo gives a better indication of the natural cracks that appear in the DAS as it’s applied. The ink wash simply emphasized these and made them more apparent.

I also thought a few of you might like to see the results of my work on the roof today.

The tiles on the roof are a peel and stick product from York Model Making. You can find details on my blogs home page.

The tiles on the roof are a peel and stick product from York Model Making. You can find details on my blogs home page.

I decided I wanted this building to have a different sort of roof treatment quite a few months ago and eventually settled on terracotta slate tiles similar to some NSWR railway structures. I had been a little afraid that the red was going to be a bit bright and make the mill look like one of those faux “Mexican” themed motels you can occasionally find dotted along the north coast of NSW with faded white “adobe” walls and bright red-tiled roofs. However I’m quite pleased with the shade of red of the “tiles” and they will look even better when I take to them with my weathering powders.

No one has ever explained the supposed appeal of staying at a motel called the “Hacienda” which is located somewhere like Coffs Harbour 🙂

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