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