French Buildings

French Buildings

Postby Worgaimz » 06 Dec 2017

Hi Chaps.
Having faffed around with my camera and Imgur, I am now in a position to post some images of some 20mm buildings I have finished over the last few months. They are from EWM and the now no longer produced (I believe) Najewitz Modellbau. Lovely models that paint really nicely. Deliberately not based so they can be used in many different way.

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Hope you enjoy them
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Postby skip » 06 Dec 2017

wow, excellent attention to detail
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Postby Powermonger » 06 Dec 2017

Wow! Very, very nice!!
Could you give some specifics about how you painted them? (Colours, method, etc.). It would be really useful and welcomed.
Thanks a lot in advance!
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Postby tinned fruit » 06 Dec 2017

Very nice work.

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Postby dead1 » 07 Dec 2017

Lovely work. I have some of those but yours look so much better!
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Postby mausmann » 07 Dec 2017

Very well painted!.... :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
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Postby Olivier » 07 Dec 2017

If you ask very politely, Jens can sometimes accept to cast on demand..

I just experienced this.. and it works
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Re: French Buildings

Postby Worgaimz » 07 Dec 2017

Powermonger wrote:Wow! Very, very nice!!
Could you give some specifics about how you painted them? (Colours, method, etc.). It would be really useful and welcomed.
Thanks a lot in advance!


Thanks for the nice comments everyone.
The colours I used were emulsions, Dulux if I remember rightly. "Bitter Chocolate", "Khaki Mist" and good old "Magnolia"
A base coat of Bitter Chocolate to start with followed by the Khaki Mist as a dry brush. Then it gets a bit more complicated.
I have 3 small coffee jars with various mixes of the Khaki and Magnolia to give several shades.
Three more drybrush coats of the mixes follow to slowly build up the depth and not always applied dead evenly to allow colour variations.
The exposed brickwork is done by using various shades of red-brown to pick out the bricks with a light drybrush of the lightest kahki-magnolia mix to blend them into the rest of the building.
Exposed stonework is done by using the darker shade of khaki-magnolia along with various Humbrol sone colours to pick out individual stones.
The rooves are done in similar fashion. Two coats of a dark grey then medium grey emulsion followed by a light drybrush of a lightish blue. I believe the last one is good old Humbrol 157.
Window frames are straight Magnolia.

Hope this is of help.
I do plan on painting a few more over the Xmas period. If the interest is there I will endeavour to take photos of each stage and post them in the "work in progress" section here.
Easier to show than explain I often find.

Cheers and thanks again for the good feedback
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Postby Petracelli » 08 Dec 2017

Thanks for the how to guide and these are exceptionally well painted. Please keep posting photos.

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Postby Powermonger » 08 Dec 2017

Very, very grateful for your descriptions on the painting!
Of course, anything else you post as WIP with comments on how-to will be modt welcomed.
Thanks again!
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Postby hincmar » 09 Dec 2017

Lovely buildings - and thanks for the painting tutorial. Very useful.
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Re: French Buildings

Postby whoa mohamed » 10 Dec 2017

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Postby nickoftime45 » 10 Dec 2017

These are quite lovely! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Interesting tips, I have never tried emulsions before, having used acrylics, definitely something to have a go with! :thumbsup:
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Postby Johnny60 » 11 Dec 2017

Lovely. Absolutely lovely!!
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Postby SABOT » 13 Dec 2017

Great job.

What did you use for the net curtains at the windows please?
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Re: French Buildings

Postby Worgaimz » 14 Dec 2017

All the curtains were designed and printed by Steve Dunn, the owner of "Flags For the Lads" specially for me for this project.

I have mentioned to him about adding them to the ranges but he doesn't think there would be the market for them.

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Postby SABOT » 15 Dec 2017

Thanks mate.
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