After years making models in HO scale and never really realizing a complete model railway, I discovered O scale, and how much I really love building models in 1:48 scale. Then I discovered N scale. Perhaps it's just time to admit that I like building model railways of all sorts, and just get on with it!
Follow along as I test and experiment with new things, and have a little fun at the same time. I will endeavor to share as much as I can--
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Uncle Paul's 03
Still waiting for Titanium White paint (for the Shingle Shed). I managed a rare weeknight hour on Uncle Paul's. Here is where the facade stands, with the paper windows set in (not quite aligned).:
I am currently wondering what color to paint the windows, door, and vent. I think it is safe to say the vent would be white, but, I am not sure about the windows and doors. I am getting excited about the "laser through" brick technique. Here are some details:
The Lintels are yet to be cut, but I am looking forward to getting them on. I went ahead and primed the windows with my usual "Chocolate Brown" spray paint. . . . but that is a good base for both light and dark in my book. The spray paint, when allowed to soak in and applied to both sides, does a lot to strengthen the paper. Sealing the paper is critical--otherwise it will absorb too much water from the acrylic paint.
Candidate colors for the windows, in no order: Medium Green, French Grey, Olive Green, Tan, White. . . I have been looking at historic paint chips to get the right tonality--but frankly, am all ears when it comes to suggestions.