As you can see for the above pictures, I have finished a fair amount of the farm. I have painted the roof to give an impression of slate, the most common roofing material in Leicestershire, even the gravestones around here are made from stale, and I think I have got the right feel and weight to them and it is a nice contrast with the pinky brick.
The roofing slates was done by basecoating the roof black and then I used Vallejo Model Colour Gray Black to dry brush over the tiles and to give a base and then mixed this colour with Vallejo Game Colour Sombre Grey and drybrushed this colour mix over the Gray Black level. After this I used a very water down black to wash and shade the slates again and drybrushed pure Sombre Grey over again to been out the detail. Finally I drybrushed lightly with Army Painters Uniform Grey to lighten it up a bit and bring out the final details.
After he roof I came to add the details to the farm like the chimneys, windows and doors. The chimneys where painted to match the brickwork but I was surprised that the tops of the chimneys around here are either painted black or have a row of black bricks at the top. So as I am painting a Leicestershire farm I painted the top black and the chimney pots I painted terracotta and blacken the tops of them to give the impression of soot.
Next up was the windows and the roofing lintel. I elected to paint them white as most of the window frames are white around here an here too and also to add contrast and lighten up the building, which I think it has done.
Then came the doors when I had to think long and hard about which colour to do them. I originally though of doing them a deep red but in the end I decided to paint them green using Vallejo Model Colour Brown Violet as it gave it that farm house feel and I had painted the doors and shutters of the windmill green as well, so I could tire them together.
The only thing left to do its the yard which I have glued some sand to the base and I am going to paint as a rough tarmac, that's my job for today and then the farm is finished. Next up will be the farm animals.
Have a great day.