I did some more painting today, then put most of the station together. First, I mixed up a wash of windshield washer fluid and a dollop of black acrylic paint. I put a single wash over all windows, doors, vents, and the gutter. The intent is to give these parts some depth, so they don’t appear flat and monotone. While I was at it, I hand-painted the roof black on both the telephone box and the signal bell, and I painted the chimney-pots black too.
I spray painted the flat roof and the awning black, but masked the “slate” border on the former. Then, I used the black wash on the roof slate as well as the flat roof slate border. It took a couple of washes before I was happy with it. Once that was dry, I loaded a brush with some Steel Gray acrylic paint, and then wiped most of it off on a paper towel. With the almost dry brush, I put highlights on all the slate.
I pulled down the ol’ tube of CA glue and then went to work joining the parts. My fingers are covered in glue now, but I’m pretty happy with how the building turned out.
I still need to do some work on the awning before installing it, namely, painting the etched brass decorative fringe and adding the posts.
There are a couple of tiny things that bug me about the model, both related to how the pieces fit. The flat-roofed section (which will hereafter be referred to as the restroom) isn’t exactly flush against the wall of the station proper, so it is at a slight angle, making the building a little crooked. Also, one of the bargeboards (the green triangular trim on each end, just under the eaves) pokes out a bit further than it should on one end, so the eaves don’t quite cover it.
These are nit-picky issues though; I’m still impressed that it’s coming out as nicely as it is.