After a less than glorious summer (too much work, too much rain) it's time to get the autumn modelling season going. The past weekend saw a bit of progress on "The depot".
As some may recall, the depot can be viewed from both the inside and the outside. These are the three outside walls, now approaching completion.
Still need to add downpipes etc once the roof is fixed on.
I’ve used a photo of Windsor goods depot as inspiration for this side of the building. Sides still not assembled, hence the poor corners.
The canopies were knocked up from plasticard, with some leftover Ratio bits here and there.
The brickwork was done using the good old method of two washes of white over a reddish foundation base (left). Nothing special, but I never cease to be amazed at the transformation that takes place once the washes are added.
The decks were washed with thinned down Carr's sleeper stain. Heavily used places were given a light rub with wet and dry paper. But overall, still a bit too dark I think?
For the inside, I was after a whitewashed look with the bricks just showing through. Ordinary paint was too thin, so I ended up applying two layers of lightly thinned plastic putty. This was then toned down and weathered. Perhaps I should have applied a third layer.
View from the inside (sides not yet assembled). Looking at this photo, I think the colours need a bit of "blending in".