Tuesday saw me sorting out a set of eight mounted and dismounted figures, matching the riders to their dismounted versions (that turned out not to be too difficult). When it came to undercoating them, my spray can of primer ran out, leaving me with half-undercoated figures.
I'm hoping to rectify the situation this week.
|Sixteen figures, sorted|
|Matched up mounted and dismounted versions of the same figure|
|The half-undercoated figures !|
Being unable to start the paint jobs on the Mexican Banditos, I turnend my attention to working on the "arched Building", namely the pillars, doorframes and doors.
Here's the photographic record of my progress:
|The basic materials, matchsticks and coffee stirrers|
|Matchsticks glued into pairs - I ended up using about four hundred matchsticks !|
|Door Frames being added internally...|
|...and externally, with anti-warping devices in place.|
|Roof added and work on doors started too.|
|Columns started with card bases for 'bulk'...|
|...then trimmed down.|
|Adding matchstick detailing...|
|...and yet more matchsticks|
|...that required trimming down and a little filing too|
|All the gaps and mistakes will be covered with wall-filler...|
At a conservative estimate I've spent about 12 hours over the last week on this build and I still have the stones over the arches to complete, a tile surround on the roof parapet and two sloping tiled roofs over the backdoors, so still a lot to do !
Once the above is complete the lengthy task of covering the whole thing in filler will still have to be done (and I may also re-cut the roof as it's not a great fit) and of course, it has to be painted - something I'm not looking forward to.
That's it then for this week, nothing finished (nothing new - Ed.), but I feel I've certainly made great in-roads into the completion of this model.
Thanks for taking the time to visit, hopefully boring wip pics were of some interest and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.