How to Repaint a Building (Yes, I got it wrong the first time!)
This was really easy and made such a difference to the model building. I started it 4 years’ ago and it has just languished because something just always bothered me… the colour.
Here’s how I repainted it in 4 easy steps.
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- A building you’ve already painted and it’s just not doing it for you any more…
- Vallejo or other artists’ acrylic colours. I used Vallejo Blue Grey Pale 70.905 (https://amzn.to/2wozRB7), Black Grey 70.862 (https://amzn.to/2BTAmJI), Dark Sand 70.847 (https://amzn.to/2wnAcUU) and White 70.951 (https://amzn.to/2o7O69N)
- Acrylic Flow Improver – I used Windsor & Newton but there are loads of different makes
- Mig Productions Dark Wash – any dark wash will do and you can make your own if you prefer from enamel paint and white spirit
- White Spirit
The “Real” World
These are some photos I picked up off Google Street View – one of the most excellent resources for a modeller living on the other side of the world to where they are modelling:
This is a South River Modelworks kit (well two of them) and you can see what colours Bob van Gelder, the manufacturer used on his Threadwell diorama and his Ware Knitters dioramas on his website: http://southrivermodelworks.com
The Final Result
I’m really pleased how the buildings turned out. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
- 00:17 Method
- 07:07 Final Result
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