That said, one thing I dislike is the bottles themselves. I do like the scoop inside to help wick off excess but actual opening can be a little pain. I feel like I might spill it everywhere. I have heard others complain the design allows the regular paint to dry out. It’s been awhile since I looked at mine to see their state.
Derelict flatcar used as railroad end loading ramp. (I have seen this done in the US so I am guessing the Europeans thought of it first.)
To take an aging flatcar that is otherwise to be considered scrap. Remove the truck at one end and bury that end into the ground. Thus forming both an end-of-track bumper as well as an end-on loading ramp. Add some hinged “bridging ramps” * and you have it!
*Of course the AFV’s don’t need the bridging ramps but the soft skins do. (or at least a couple of wide planks to “mind the gap”.
On both car and ramp I replaced the model provided plastic, one piece, “wood” decking with individually distressed and stained Evergreen “boards”. I then used either Black or Sepia stain on each individual board - on some boards I used both stains while varying the intensity of the stains. When the boards were dry I mixed them all up in a big box and started “decking” the cars with a random selection of whatever color stained board came out of the box next.
A nice little Interlocking Tower and Yard Office:
The brown and the yellow are the base colors of the kit plastic just with a Matte overspray. The roof has been sprayed with Tamiya Red Oxide Primer and then gone over with the Citadel Nuln Oil, producing a very nice Tera-Cotta (very So Cal) look. The skirted and shingled green wainscoting was produced using a green Citadel shader applied over the base yellow plastic.
CITADEL has “Texture” Paints as well! They have several products designed to create caked-on mud or super dried cracked lake bed mud.
I used one product called “Alien Skin” to create the caked-on mud effect seen on this Famo recovery blade. I first created the texture but then pained over the Green Skin with a thinned dirt color and then more applications of Sepia Wash to blend it all together.
For Concrete Foundations:
*Citadel makes a texture paint called “Agrellia Earth”.
It is a thick, sloppy buff color. Brush it on smoothly and you get sort of a fine rough pebbly surface. Brush it on heavily and you will get a caked-on mud effect.
(I know it is hard to see the concrete foundation in the Coaling Tower photo.
Sorry ~ it is the best photo I have showing the concrete.)
I also use this thick goopy Agrellia Earth product as a ground cover adhesive to cover over model bases and then sprinkle Woodland Scenics grass over that. (After sprinkling on the grass, push it down lightly into the paint, allow to dry and then dump the excess grass back into its’ original bag.
(See base on RR Interlocking Tower above as well as the ground base on the sample shown below.)
Just as an aside I have been using Citadel paints along side ‘Model’ company paints for years.
I started off building models 40+ years ago then after approx 10 years I went to wargaming then again after years back to models and now I dabble at both. There are products meant for both genres that work in the other, same for some painting and building techniques although over the years I have come across people who are blinkered and think wargaming products have no place in modelling and vice versa. @JPTRR Fred I had the ink pot version before those pots and yes they were very good.
Chama Sandhouse by Tyco, AHM & Bachmann ~ I think: A black “Nuln Oil” wash over all the brown parts. Sepia over the "sand pile, Some Green for the roof plus a light bit of Nuln Oil and Rust over Silver for the upper sand tank.
Lots of Nuln Oil Shader applied to the roof. Also applied to the gray plastic “stone” chimney. The walls got painted a far more “woodsy” Dark Green
The railings are all just digital artwork for the moment but hopefully soon they will be real!
Anyone know who manufactured this structure kit originally?
I think it was originally intended as an S/O scale kit. (Plasticville Maybe???) I had some foam “stone” foundation material so I raised the entire structure 5/8 inch to bring it more into the O Scale World.
This is one of those solid “brick” molded resin detail loads seen here placed in my Italeri Opel Blitz “Mule”.
I think the brick came from “Tank Workshop.”
As I recall I sprayed the entire brick with German Dark Yellow as a base coat. Then touched a few things like that green bedroll with some paint for a color contrast. However after that it was all done with shaders. Sepia for the tarp. Then both Sepia and Black shaders for the ammo boxes, etc.