28 December 2006

BUA's in Progess

This photo illustrates how I acheived a fairly nice roof effect using a cheap 1'' wide paintbrush and layered shades of red-brown, brown, and grey acrylic paints. You'll also notice that many of the building walls have been painted in a dusty brick color, white (to approximate stucco plaster), or an icy Baltic light blue and light green. Painting my buildings has been quick and fun. A nice break from painting soldiers, I must admit. Oh, and the chimneys are various pieces of balsa wood. Getting the angles to match the pitch of the various roof lines was sometimes complete trial and error -- kind of like a chimp learning to use tools in the jungle. Thank you Jane Goodall!

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