Greetings once again fellow readers and followers!
April is now behind us as is Little Wars and May is on us, and the work progresses!
Soooooo....Little Wars is behind us....Sigh. Yeps I missed it due to work, or "planned work" be that as it may.
From what I have read and seen, The Little Wars Convention this year looked pretty good. A lot of "Team Yankee/Cold War Gone Hot" stuff, and the site looks really nice. The food prices were a little nuts, but that is to be expected, and there were a lot of alternative choices nearby.
So next year I am already preparing.....
And in that case, back to Crabtree....
Building and Painting....
So not as much has been done with the town as I have wanted. However I have started the second coatings on the buildings as well as the trim colors, etc.
First up; The Bank....
A second coat of dark Fok Art Craft "Hauser Green" with a Apple Barrel "Yellow" trim starts to give this building a life of it's own.
Yes I am thinking Imperial Russia for some reason, lol....
I need to touch up the yellow some, and then start to work on the inside....
(Below are two shots, one without flash and one with flash)....
And Shop #1: "Small Shoppe with Stepped Front"....
Now that the initial assembly line process has been completed (aka "The Easy Part") , I am now at the point where I am having to work each building individually.
This includes for buildings,
1: Interior paint and weathering on walls, ceiling, and floors.
2: Period Wallpaper on some.
3: Wainscoting on some.
4: Adding "glass" to the windows.
5: Adding/building interior window frames for the glass.
6: Adding any interior furnishings.
So the first shop I am going with is the one I will name after my wonderful wife (Gawd bless her!), aka "Miss Melodie's Ladies Emporium"
|The front of the shop. Brown coloring has been added courtesy of a extreme fine point Sharpie and final outside weathering added...|
|Men with guns, outside of The Ladies Shop. You can be sure that they ain't looking for fine silks and pretty dresses!|
|A side shot of the shot showing some weathering and the slant roof...|
|Side shot and test fitting #2. The "Split/Crack" you see is the fact that the buildings are not glued together yet and still loosely pieced together. This will go away once they are glued.|
|A looking down shot of the shop, showing he slant roof and weathered walk...|
Overall as said before, I am very pleased with how these building come out. If there was one suggestion I could add, it would be for more length/width variety....
More to come!