Monday, 12 May 2014

20mm Top Malo House Part 5

The progress with Top Malo, I wanted a distressed worn look, first off, after priming, was to block the colours in and start some detail work. I painted the roof a dark green and the walls grey, then started on the chimney. I'd used wills finecast brick sheeting, the brick is nicely detailed and took paint well, this was fully completed before I did anything else.

The door I wanted worn with the paint peeling, I selected a green then peeled and chipped it. The balsa door simply needed drybrushing up with lighter shades, the distressed peeling areas painted in and a darker wash to cool it all down.
Back to the roof, I painted in the roof barge boards and used the same method as the door then drybrushed up the roof with lighter shades of green to bring out the wriggly tin. It then received a dark wash along the wriggly tin overlaps and chipping added. I then added the various levels of rusting using MIG and AK Interactive products which are really easy to use, and the roof was complete.
I followed the same tecniques for the walls as I used on the roof, with more chipping at the lower level where items are more likely to scratch and cause damage. The photo below shows a wall having received the initial rusting but before the specific chip rusting has been applied.
I then added the specific rusting and painted and distressed the windows and got the initial groundwork on the base and that's where we are at the moment. I'm pleased with the way its progressing.
Dougie


13 comments:

  1. That looks superb Dougie, when it's finished can we have some pics with figures next to it to gauge the scale please?

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. No problem Pete I'm on the last stretch now, all that's left to do is finish the base then matt it down with varnish.
      Dougie

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  2. Excellent. It certainly looks the part.

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    1. Thanks Paul, I'm pleased with the way its going.
      Dougie

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  3. Looks great! Would love to see the dimensions you used so I can scale it down to 15mm!

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    1. Hi Buckeye, basically 100mm x 90mm, 75mm to the apex of the roof and the door is 24mmx12mm. Hope this helps, Dougie

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    2. That is VERY helpful...thanks!!!!!

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  4. Top class work, looking very good.

    All the best

    Airhead

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    1. Thanks Airhead, I'm happy with the way its going.
      Dougie

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  5. Excellent work Dougie, glad to see your Falklands stuff is still on the go. I'm slowly progressing with my Falklands project although Skirmish Sangin and Saga are competing for my time at the moment!

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    1. Well I know that feeling!!!
      Dougie

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