The main materials are foam-core and a 200mm sq of hardboard. I firstly rough out a quick sketch of what is planned. In this instance I was hoping to use up some offcuts of pantiles so this would be quite wide and narrow.
I then first mark out on my foam-core the basic plan. I used a black Sharpie for this.
Using a sharp knife I cut out all the walls and the apertures for doors and windows. I then back the windows and doors with cardboard - this is a waste bit that was part of a duvet cover wrapping.
I then start to assemble the walls using super-glue and super-glue activator (aerosol in the background).
Once the structure is complete, I cut some 5mm strips of mounting board.
These are cut to length and put over the doors and windows to represent lintels.
I fabricate a chimney from some offcuts of foam-core stuck back-to-back.
This is then stuck to the walls - try to make sure that there are no windows where the fire place would be.
I then cut the Wills SSMP206 pantiles to shape. I use a razor-saw for this.
Once cut out the roof tiles are stuck in place
Next I make a start on the doors. I take coffee stirrers and cut them to length and then split down the middle to make approx 3mm planks.
I build the doors and check that they fit, I don't glue them in at this stage.
I then use full width coffee stirrers to add the roof supports and barge-boards
I then use green-stuff to build the ridge line and fill in any gaps.
The walls and garden area are then given a coat of Vallejo Pumice Gel. I leave some areas of exposed brickwork, drawing in the bricks on the foam-core by pressing down hard with a biro.
The paths and roadways are textured with Vallejo Gel-Denso
Once the texturing is dry the walls are painted with Dulux Dutch Gold
I then highlight the rendering with Dulux Dutch Gold.
I then add a bit of Reeves Sand to the mix and highlight again.
The rendering is finished off with a dry-brush of Reeves Sand
Once the base is dried I drybrush the roofs with Saddle Brown, then add Flat Red and Flat Yellow to highlight.
Adding a touch more Flat Yellow to the final highlight.
I paint the windows a mix of Dark Prussian Blue and Black
The doors and timbers are painted Beige Brown
And given a couple of highlights adding Pale Sand
The windows are highlighted with a wash of Prussian Blue and highlighted up by adding White
Exposed brickwork is picked out in Saddle Brown
The base is highlighted with Dark Sand
Then a final dry-brush of Pale Sand
I finish off with my usual mix of tufts, scatter and suchlike.
Very, very, very nice!!ReplyDelete