Just a quick warning - I'll probably be quiet again for a little while as I haven't got anything ready for painting at the moment. Well, that's not strictly true - there are pirates either primed or part painted, plus some other stuff that's part-painted or primed. I just don't fancy making a start on them right now.
However, this weekend has been quite productive. I got the airbrush out yesterday to make a start on finishing the Sarissa buildings I'd spray primed a few weeks ago when I went down to my dad's. I used the airbrush to paint in wooden floor colour and then to do the painted wood for doors and window frames. I decided to just do the outsides and not the interiors.
Then I started assembling them in batches. It was only when I went to assemble the larger ones that I realised I'd made a booboo with the upper floors of the smaller buildings and glued the side walls the wrong way up. Luckily it was PVA so I could recover them by brushing water onto the joins, but it had cured so there was some minor damage. I also glued the window panels into the upper floors - the ground floors I left off at this point as I still needed to do some airbrushing.
This morning I got the airbrush out again and sprayed the pavement and side/rear kerbs black, then drybrushed them with various greys, followed by a 50:50 mix (diluted) of sepia and black washes to dirty them down a little (making sure to hit the lower portions of the walls with the wash). I also washed the roof sections.
Once that was done, I glued the window and door panels into the ground floors. All of those stages had to be done in batches of two buildings at a time as I needed four large clips for each floor and only had eight of them.
Anyway, enough blather - pics!
As you can see, I've alternated which side the side doors are on and also made sure to use different colours where there is the same window style.
So, that's six more buildings for Salutesville. I think this week I'll be finishing off the warehouse and corner shop - not much to do with those, just the outside steps and some railings. I might also paint up some of the resin scatter terrain that's been sitting in boxes for a couple of years.
My "commercial district" can easily fill a 4' x 4' table now, but I'd like a few more corner shops to fill it out - I've got two kits, but need a third (for one on each corner. I also need to get some pavement spacers to create alleyways between the buildings. I might need to get those made up myself as Sarissa don't make them.
However, I think the next building I'll make up will be the police station from TT Combat - Salutesville's finest need a home after all!