This model is my second attempt at a mess hut for 'Shelf Marshes'. The first ended up as a pleasant enough structure, but looking more like a village scout hut or sports pavilion. So I have tried a more neutral subject, a straight build of the Faller kit no. 130130 for a snack bar, they call this an 'Imbiss' or 'Imbissbude'. This model represents a prefabricated building, made in two halves and joined together on site:
The 'joining on site' part went slightly askew for me, only a half millimetre or so wrong but enough to stand out like a sore thumb in photos, so the model has a downpipe here, two pieces of 1mm square styrene:
I do think the printed interior looks good from this angle. In reality it is a piece of coloured card glued against the inside of the glazing.
This is my sixth Faller kit in the last year or so ... I don't have shares in Faller, I just find their Industrial kits will work in a British setting. My only modification to this one was to paint the steel frame in blue to hide the original orange-red. Doing this seems to Anglicise the building quite well. I see plenty of barns and warehouses with blue paintwork, but never orange-red. Also I omitted the roof boards and their advertising slogans because this is supposed to be an in-house facility for railway staff. The warning signs are Sankey Scenics ones for 4mm scale.
The paint job here was Halfords grey primer on the steel frames, overpainted with a Tamiya matt acrylic. The roof panels are the same grey primer with no top coat. I left the walls and window frames unpainted, and finally finished off the whole model with a dusting of Humbrol matt varnish. This hides the worst of the coloured-plastic look.
I need to have a think about the foundation for this model. I think, some thick card to represent a concrete pad.
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