That is one incredible building - I've seen some similar examples on model railroading sites, but they were kits and didn't have the character or detail of your project. The carving is excellent - I assume you're using a Dremel tool?
Also - you mentioned carving freehand. Alternatively, what do you use as a guide...a straight edge of some sort?
The walls are made of plywood (4mm) also some wooden strips with different Strength and width, balsa wood for the window roundings,- corraguated cardboard for the roof, cable - wire etc for some details.
And here is my work i did today.
The other two walls are milled and glued together.
The first stone paint is done
here is the result
the color looks like orange but it is red
some other colors follow. and the weathering and only some details
The colour has possibly come up a little even, but other than that it looks good ol' early industrial red brick.
I guess much would depend on the era it was built as the shape of the building is fairly universal and timeless. But early industrial brick usually had a lot of colour variation through it as the clay wasn't refined well and temperature control and atmosphere in the kilns on firing wasn't particularly even. Usually finish up with lighter patches here and there and some come out almost black where they've been in a reduction pocket in the kiln. Sorry... too much information on bricks.
Yes Frank. Just a bit more than one colour in your base layer. Maybe a touch of yellow ochre or gold oxide. Looks like you base is red oxide so maybe some burnt sienna as well. And even a touch of blue. You don't need distinct transitions in the under colour, just a mish mash blend. I think it would make the brick wall come alive.
I expect you plan some dry brushing over the top of what you have done. Don't forget a tiny bit of sulphur yellow here and there. It's industry after all.
I possibly go a bit over the top on colour for most folks. But the unexpected colours are there in the real thing when you look hard enough. And I very rarely use black. Certainly not straight black. Its usually either very dark blue, green, purple or brown.
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