Saturday, 19 June 2010
Now around 99% finished, here is the modified Hovels building. I have opted for yeat another white finish, this time with wine-coloured doors and shutters.
The groundwork has been done in the same way as the terrain boards in the last post but with lighter drybrushing, including patches of green fence paint. This has then been enhanced with static grass. The barrels and bags have been given a wash of GW Devlan Mud.
The wooden areas are painted with a mix that starts with dark grey/olive drab/light brown and is then highlighted by adding in more light brown and then a cream colour.
The roof tiles are similar but with more grey in the mix and less brown, highlighted by adding a touch of white. Much better overall than just using greys.
The brick chimneys are painted light brown and then glazed using an acrylic rosewood colour woodstain from Cuprinol (originally purchased to paint my front step). This gives a nice brisk red finish and dries in about 30 minutes.
Below are some further shots of the house and yard:
I now need to wait for the PVA to dry before finishing off the step outside the annexe door (made from an offcut from the resin fences) and painting the apples in the barrel by the back door.
The terrain board is not forgotten. It has had 2 coats of green fence paint - but it is cold today so drying is very slow and everything is still a bit wet and shiny at the moment!