Project Description

TRADE LOGISTICS – 5

My entry for the Open category of Epicomp 2016 on Tactical Command: Trade Logistics Hub 5.

Buildings in this style are real good fun to do with a bandsaw. I found that most angled cuts cold simply be turned around or over and stuck on and turned out looking good. On the whole a more intuitive approach to model-building. I did a lot of urban buildings in the same run which can be seen here.

Here’s a step-by-step that shows first the materials used, then a styrofoam primer, next the main colour: grey textured paint. I usually use acrylics, thinned down with a third water, add some fine sand for texture and a drop of soap to break the surface tension and make the paint creep into every crevice.
The base paint is given a few thin washes, brown and black smudges and a more darkly pigmented layer for the shadow areas. Next, two layers of drybrushing, first light grey, then white.
Finally, all the small and tiny details. For me, the challenge here is knowing when to stop myself before it gets silly.