Monday, August 6, 2012

Farmhouse Project WIP - Update 10 - Roof Tin Part 2

The roof is mostly constructed and is just in need of some tin to cover the roof joints which will make it look a little less rough. After that the tin will be painted using the hairspray weathering technique to give what ever I use as the primary color a pealing look to show the metal underneath. 

Front

As-is, the brick is base-coated with Sandstone (from Delta) and the first couple layers of ground cover have been added.  I'll still be painting up some additional test chunks to work out the kinks in my brick painting technique before moving forward with the house itself. 

By the way, the chimney is just stuck into the roof hole and not yet properly aligned.  It is kind of sticking out at an odd angle which will go away when it actually gets glued into place.  The little peak in the photo below will have a finishing fa├žade to make it look a little more like the original. 

Back

Each of the window frames has also been base coated and will get the hairspray method to give it a weathered look.  It is probably overkill to weather such small details using this method, but I'd like the practice. I'm still waffling back and forth between resin and the transparency sheet for the window glass...  I still need to actually get some transparency and try it out to see how it looks, but there is still plenty of time to figure that out.

The lighting isn't great in the photos as they are just some quick snaps, but at this point in the project it really does look rather bland.  Simply getting the window frames put in place will make the whole structure a lot more appealing, but that won't happen until everything is painted.

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