Well I have finished rendering the farm and started on the carving for the brickwork as the farms around here are brick rather rendered, the buggers, I wish the farmers had rendered their buildings as it would of been a lot easier to do.
So out with the steel ruler and my new sculpting tools and I scored horizontal lines to start with and then vertical ones that where offset to gave the impression of brickwork. Now I didn't quite make the rendered surface total smooth, in fact it was quite a bit bumpy but actually when I started the vertical lines down it gave the impression of old bricks and actually looks right.
I know the bricks are a little on the large side but I rather like them like that and the fact I would of gone insane if I had them to scale, there would of been bloody hundreds if not thousands of them to do and I think that they would of looked a mess.
I think when working in miniature scale, especially a very small scale, it is better to exaggerate it and give a good impression than to go for scale. Now that I have finished all the brickwork, I am aiming for that Victorian or Edwardian feel to the farm I think the oversize brick work and looks rather nice when the whole farm is together.
Now the lintels are in place and drying the next part to come is the painting of it. I am going to go for the terracotta colour for the bricks with a bit of red in it to redden it up a bit and I guess this is where the fun starts.