Model Railroading, boats and oil painting,
- 6 Jul 2013
Now I have the bug for buildings I thought I would start the new hotel project and after some research on the net with some of the old western ghost towns work has started,I wanted old but not run down,random brick pattern with a Victorian feel about the building with the builders putting it up with whatever was at hand,I looked around the local shops for some foam board but to no avail so I went for individual bricks cut out and glued on.I thought roof shingles were bad enough but bricks are a true pain and only another 3 walls to do!!!!.the brick pattern is about the same as a building I found and each brick knife scored for texture,chunky random brick and wide mortar courses and has turned looking as I thought so will carry on.The window and door openings have been done together with the basic frames on a separate sheet of plasticard so when the internal sheet is finally glued in place against the window casements a flat internal wall will allow some inside detailing to go in,the windows were made quite large to allow inside viewing when completed.the bar across the front is for the balcony support,some paint thrown on to get an idea of brick colour but maybe a little dark,window sills and cappings still to be attached when finished and the window and door openings still to be squared off and tidied up and the frames finished,a long long way to go on this one and ran out of materials again so another visit to the model shop I suppose,as for the wall capping,signage and roof type,,figure that out when I get there.
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