So I set about painting the woodwork and planks white and making them a little like that had been painted by hand and also a little weathered. I also wanted to contrast this with black slating for the roof and to add a little colour in the form of that iconic green from the 1930s for the doors and shutters.
I thought about the sails/blades of the mill and what colour that they should be and was going to paint them dark brown until I looked at some reference material and realised that them are usually painted black so I did that and painted them black.
I have to say I am rather pleased with the kit, it is simple to put together and a simple addition of a store hut at the back makes it in my personal option and the whole thing came under ten pounds too which aren't too bad either.
Now I still have a base to add to it and so sacks and barrels to be placed along it and maybe a miller too if I have the time.
Now to the farm. This beauty is from Petite Properties and is in fact a 1/48th or quarter scale dolls house or farm. I have to say firstly it is a big kit with lots of parts to put together and it is not a kit to rush. To give you an idea on just how big it is the dimensions are, 23cm wide, 15.8cm high and 16.3cm in depth and it comes with window frames, door and even "glass" to put into the windows. Now this is a shell for you to work on but the instructions are some of the best I have ever seen and even gives ideas on have to rendered and texture the farm.
As it is just the shell with no texture or patterning on it I have decided I needed a little more to the building. True I could of just painted it as it is saying that it is a fine render but I wanted a little more to it. So I have used a filla to create a texture to the farm a sort of render as you like and put it on roughly at first and then smoothed it after using a palette knife.
But now I cant decide if I want a render or to do brick work, like most of the farm building in Leicestershire. Now as this is going to be for my Very British Civil War game, as is the windmill, at Other Partizan in September and like all the other VBCW games it is being set in Leicestershire I guess it should be brick work.
So I am going to let this dry overnight and see about adding a brickwork pattern to the filla texture and seeing what it will look like. If worst comes to the worst I could re-render it again.
Anyway have a great day.