It’s a new year but the modelling continues. I’m still working on the diorama but have moved on to the Ware building.
I put some glue blobs over the LEDs and glued lamp shades in place.
I then glued the LEDs in place on the inside of the roofs.
I’ve put some rough bits of plastic into the extensions to give them some life. You can peek through the windows and see furniture. It’s difficult to take photos though!
These are some of the castings I’m painting. Not sure what to do for the inside of the mills yet.
I finished off the cupola.
And then glued it in place.
The Ware roof has loads of clerestories. It starts with a piece of card and loads of instructions!
There are some laser cut pieces which are scored to represent planks, braced,
And put under a brick to dry.
I did the same treatment as with the Treadwell dormers. They needed sanding at the top to the 45 degree angle. I started the painting with Copydex and then painted with the grey mix of Vallejo white and black grey.
When it was touch dry, I used masking tape to remove the Copydex.
Finally, I used the Mig Aged Wood wash.
I like how it dries.
The clerestory sides are made from card with laser cut square shingles to represent asbestos.
The shingles are attached to the back using a glue tape. It’s pure glue and very easy to use for shingling.
You then turn it over and cut the triangles out. I labelled the backs as the two sides are opposite!
I assembled the clerestory on the worktop ensuring it was square and lined up, added the windows and trim then sides. Each clerestory then slots into a hole in the roof.
I added the roofs and then trimmed the clerestories with two layers of strip wood glued together, painted and then cut to length.
Finally, I put some neodymium magnets in place to hold the roof down. It’s still a bit rocky so I’ll have to check again in the morning.