The station building I made a few weeks ago has been painted and weathered.
Wills stations are often painted ‘green and cream’ or ‘chocolate and cream’. For example I used ‘green and cream’ on First.
For Boxomise I wanted something different.
In the 1950s the Isle of Man Railway stations were painted green all over and I thought this might look good.
The Humbrol grey primer was given a wash of diluted Revell Leaf Green so that some of the grey was still visible through the top coat. The roof is a wash of Revell Anthracite and dry brushed with two light greys (Humbrol Coach Roof Grey and Engineers Grey).
Here’s the building before weathering.
To make things dirty I tried MIG Ammo Enamel Washes. Starting with ‘Dark Wash’ and, after it had dried, a wash of ‘Fresh Mud’.
It’s the first time I’ve used these and I’m impressed.
The trick is to wipe off most of the wash with a cotton bud or a piece of tissue paper while it is still wet. If you don’t the effect is very strong, too strong for me!
So there we have it, a rather care worn station building for Boxomise.
It needs a nameboard and some notices. I’ll enjoy deciding what to call the station 🙂
That is a cracking bit of modelling Steve! I do like the whole weathered effect. Most realistic. One to be proud of!
Hi Woody, Thanks 🙂 The enamel washes were a bit of an experiment. They were more controlable than I expected and I’d definitely use them again.