A quick midday update as I am taking a break from the "assembly line"....
While the shop buildings are going well, I have started initial work on the next two buildings, (and indeed they are "important ones"); ie: "The Saloon" and "The Sheriff's Office/Jail".
First the place you wanna be on Saturday night: aka "The Saloon"....
|A side view of the local watering hole for the townsfolk and anyone else that rides in....|
Initial fitting and based weathered color of "The Paradise Saloon". The base coat is a burnt umber mixture with a layered dry-brush of a mustard yellow brown ochre color. Base color red is a multi-layering of Apple Barrel Paints of "Barn Red", followed up by "Deep Red", and highlighted with "True Red". Trim will be yellow. It's pleasing to the eyes of potential customers. One can see where the outside painting stopped as the either ran out of paint or didn't want to waste it by painting a part of the building that no one would ever really see. You can also the see the weathered boardwalk and the worn wood floor, scuffed by many boots on a busy Saturday night....
|A front view of the place, (before the trim was starting to be added)...|
|A questionable fellow in a duster and toting a Winchester stands near the back of the "mostly painted" saloon. As with a lot of Western buildings, if the owner was cheap or not planning on being there, or just ran out of paint, they only painted the most visible areas to attract attention to "Their fine establishment"....Here they appear to have done just that.|
|An inside shot of the initial area of the saloon....|
And now for "The place that you don't wanna be on Saturday night....or Sunday morning either!", aka: "The Sheriff's Office/Jail".
|A side view, showing the weathered wood siding, front, boardwalks, and roof, as well as the stone rear area of the actual jail....|
|Men with guns....outside the Sheriff's Office and Jail....this could be trouble. Here you can see the lighter "bleached wood/dirty whitewash" that helps give it variety with the other buildings.|
|Dang! First he's around the side of The Saloon, and now he's skulking around with that Winchester out near the back of the jail. What's he up to? |
Oh and here you can see the difference in texture....
|A front shot showing the coloring. Once again I am very impressed with how these buildings take weathering effects.|
And finally below are a couple of comparison shots of the Sheriffs Office/Jail and The Saloon. Here you can see the first yellow decorative trim on the the windows. Once done it's gonna look oh so purty.....
And on that note, I am off to take a break!
Let me know what you think.
More to come!