Part 7 Working On A Dream: The O Scale Bond's Funeral Home Diorama Project
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Working On A Dream: The O Scale Bond's Funeral Home Diorama Project
Part Seven: Stone Window & Wall Trim
Ok, so last week we showed you an old RMC magazine trick we updated a bit to make the clapboard siding we are using on Bond. We needed it for further working on Bonds after Part 7 here.
In Part Five, we applied the stone sheets to the bottom of the building and cut the windows out. In this segment, we are going to show installing the window trim on the 1st floor , painting the color and effect also.
Flashback once last time:
Back about Part 2, we told you how we made a raised effect on the stone by using a acrylic stucco paint. This gave the Plastruct stone sheets a raised and real stone effect. At that time we cut out the stone window trim also. The trim was made with the same Crescent 205 hot press illustration board used in making Bonds. After the shapes were cut, we scored them to simulate the blocks and then used a very thick latex texture relief paint (Which can be obtained at any big Arts & Crafts Store or Artist?s Supply). We let them dry and left them aside for the future which is now. (Figure 1)
Don gave us a sample of the stone trim so we could match the color. This department I leave to Maria who is the best of matching the paint being that she was an Art Major and former Art Teacher (I was a Sider by trade, so I don't do paint LOL). After finding the right color red for the trim, they were painted and left to dry (Figure 2)
Now to give it a true stone look to the trim. After they thoroughly dry from the initially dried from the first coat. We take a light beige acrylic paint and brush it on (Figure 3).
Quickly after that wiping off the excess (Figure 4). This tones down the red dramatically and crates the look of the mortar between the stones
The color gets tone down even further down the build when the final weathering takes place. (Figure 5)
We continue this until all the pieces needed are painted in the 2 part procedure (Figure 6)
We also painted the lower stone band the same way. They were installed when the stone sheets were (Figures 7 & 8)
We then attach the stone trim using Walther's GOO gluing them in the surround of the window and door openings. Using a scrap piece of board as a straight edge and butting the stone trim up to the jambs of the openings. (Figure 9)
Then the final touch up to the ends and corners of the installed trim. We use the same light beige paint spotted on and wiped off to make the ends and corners blend perfectly. (Figure 10)
After they dried again , we take the good old Krylon Acrylic Crystal Clear Flat Spray (Krylon # 53530) we live by and spray them. After it dries once more, we can install the window and door jambs for our next installment.
Well as promised I am trying to keep better time with the tutorial of this build. I been doing this between the build and doctor & hospital visits but I promise again the next one will be quickly posted too.
Next one will be on installing window & door jambs & the clapboard siding & trim on the upper level. Hope you enjoy: Mark