Progress on "The depot"

After a less than glorious summer (too much work, too much rain) it's time to get the autumn modelling season going. The past weekend saw a bit of progress on "The depot".

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As some may recall, the depot can be viewed from both the inside and the outside. These are the three outside walls, now approaching completion.


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Still need to add downpipes etc once the roof is fixed on.


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I’ve used a photo of Windsor goods depot as inspiration for this side of the building. Sides still not assembled, hence the poor corners.


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The canopies were knocked up from plasticard, with some leftover Ratio bits here and there.


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The brickwork was done using the good old method of two washes of white over a reddish foundation base (left). Nothing special, but I never cease to be amazed at the transformation that takes place once the washes are added.


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The decks were washed with thinned down Carr's sleeper stain. Heavily used places were given a light rub with wet and dry paper. But overall, still a bit too dark I think?


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For the inside, I was after a whitewashed look with the bricks just showing through. Ordinary paint was too thin, so I ended up applying two layers of lightly thinned plastic putty. This was then toned down and weathered. Perhaps I should have applied a third layer.


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View from the inside (sides not yet assembled). Looking at this photo, I think the colours need a bit of "blending in".

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