By Dave Frary
Specialist assistance and strategies for development plastic, wooden, plaster, paper, and steel constructions. comprises roofing, portray, weathering, and detailing info.
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Don't overdo the droppings, unless you're Next, cut a stencil for the lettering. The best mateartist's the stencil is something clear drafting Mylar is ideal, but thin clear acetate is just as good. Waxed paper would probably work, too, but make sure you choose something that won't stretch modeling sea gull or distort. Dry-brush the roof sections with Polly S Reefer White or Antique white. I like Antique White for the overall dry-brushing treatment, and Reefer White for a few streaks near the roof peak to represent bird territory.
MUD SPATTERS ON STRUCTURE BASES A fine airbrushed spray of Floquil Mud or Earth where the structure meets the ground does a good job of simulating dirt kicked up onto the sides of the building by rain falling off the eaves. Two constraints: Don't use this effect on every building, and use it only on buildings without conspicuous gutters and downspouts. Choose the color so that the mud spatters match the surrounding earth colors on your layout. UNDERPAINTING No, this isn't a technique you apply in your The idea with underpainting is that you skivvies!
Poke — rust color. If aluminum color still shows, give the section another quick treatment in the etchant, but be ready to fish it out fast. (The penalty for etching the section too long is that when you go to pull it out, it's not there. ) Now — can hurt yourself badly. But, like so many things in life, if you do take the right precautions, you'll not only be plenty safe, but you'll achieve astounding results. Here's _) what you'll need: Archer Etchant from Radio Shack, or another printed-circuit-board etching solution.