So following on from my first post about the 28mm Norman church I thought I would share the progress of the build in this post.
If you want to go back to the beginning head here – don’t worry there is a link on that post that then brings you back to this point.
In my first post I mentioned that I had dry built the model to begin with, this I would suggest is a must. I discovered for example, and by accident that the floor sections for the tower although look square they aren’t and that there are two length of roof trusses. I know these are minor things but had I have glued these first time round undoing the job could have been problematic.
A conflix building next to the new church - this is big
Given this was my first build in mdf I decided to use super strong grab wood adhesive – similar to ‘hard as nails glue’ but the home base brand (much cheaper). The total build was really very simple and took about an hour to get the basic construct of the building done. It helped enormously that the pieces were all individually labelled and the instructions clear and concise. All the fiddly bits such as the window frames took a little longer.
With the basic construct completed I gave the whole thing a good grey coat primer. Its now starting to look the business.
The pictures below show the details you get on these models. The stone mullion windows look fabulous
The raised windows are all over the building. These were just glued on with pva
The instruction set illustrates how to get a variety of finishes on the church. I decided that I would go for a flint grey finish so this means giving all the walls a good liberal coat of pva and then coating in coarse and medium ballast….care had to be taken to NOT get glue on the window frames.
This was a really mucky job but hey somebody had to do it.
very happy with above result....and then I went and painted it all black
Now starting on the roof - slow and very boring all those hand cut tiles. (an old cereal box)
Going to try and get this baby finished this week.
Part 3 can be found here