Sunday, 16 April 2017

The Town of MDF : Part 3

Have spent some time painting the first house today. Starting with a single coat all over of cream. Then the window sills and extra stonework in light green, white for the windows. A bit of touching up and some stain to make the green look darker. It looked far too clean to start with.
Front elevation
Rear view.....
Comparison with one of my warbases buildings.

In summary scale is pretty good and as a basic building they are good. Cost I would say about £4:00 which is the basic model, glue, free card and paint. The hardest thing to estimate is time required. Conservatively I would say about 6 hours in total for this one but I would hope to get quicker with the next few. What I do plan is to make each one unique in some way πŸ™‚

26 comments:

  1. Wonderful job, nice details...

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  2. Looks fab, I now have some pointers

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    1. They do take a bit of time ! Might try and do the shops next πŸ™‚

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  3. It really is looking great Matt.

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  4. Splendid, worthy of "Homes Under The Hammer" ;~)

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    1. I am hoping it is fairly universal as they built houses of this type pretty much anywhere from early 1800's possibly even a few in the states ? for ACW gaming later in the year πŸ™‚

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  5. That is a really nice result Matt! Great work.

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    1. Thanks Rodger more to come when I get a chance

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  6. The house looks very good. I really like the roof slate colour as well as the rendered effect and colours as well.

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    1. Thanks Clint simple really just takes time πŸ˜€

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  7. Coming along nicely Matt.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  8. Looks brilliant. Excited about getting mine. Shall be following your 'how-to' closely when I do finally get to do them!

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    1. Bit of trial and error and some time πŸ˜€

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  9. They came out a treat. Nicely done.

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  10. Each to their own, of course, but six hours is a lot of time to cost in for me when ready to go buildings are available cheaply in MDF and resin. Looks fine though.

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    1. Thanks David......the time is a challenge, of course I quite enjoy making stuff so not a complete hardshipπŸ™‚

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  11. Nice building at a great price, good finish too
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks simple approach just 6 to make πŸ˜₯

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    1. Thanks...mainly cardboard and glue plus a bit of time πŸ˜€

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