Saturday, July 30, 2016

Greene Family Farm - Barn Roof Painted

A couple months ago I finished painting the roof of the barn, but hadn't gotten around to posting it until now.

Below are the paints and pigment I used.  Using a sponge brush, I applied the various rust colors including Burnt Umber, Brown Iron Oxide, and Burnt Sienna to the tin and tried to leave some un-aged areas in similar spots to where they are on the actual barn.  As a bit of an experiment, I mixed in a bit of Earth Pigments Orange Iron Oxide to add a little texture and help blend the colors together.  I highly recommend these pigments by the way.  They are reasonably priced and can add a lot to a model.  I've just barely started to learn to use them, but see they have great potential.

I'm not exactly sure why the raw tin areas exist on the real barn, but I'd guess they recycled some tin from other buildings and the less aged areas were previously overlapped by other tin pieces.

Here is one side of the barn.  It still has a little shine to it which I'll mute with some flat clear coat after I get all the wood painted.  Waiting until then will avoid over-spray which would seal up parts of the wood resulting in inconsistent paint absorption. 

Here are a couple more shots from different angles.  Depending on how the light hits it, the colors look quite a bit different.  Once everything is finished, I'll take some photos in better lighting.

Just as a point of reference, here is a shot of the roof from the Walking Dead Season 2, Disc 2 BluRay.  Once I get around to painting the wood, it should bear some resemblance to what is on film.

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