The Station was bought as I saw it on sale and thought that it would fit in with my WW1 Desert terrain. However when I opened the packet it was much larger than I thought it would be. I quickly decided to make it more European so I could use it for WW2.
It was a simple task to build but as always it looked very bland. I added some of the left over grey board to the bottom of the walls and then paved the floor. I also added some brick texture to the interior walls. I then tried to texture the MDF with two coats of Mr Surfacer but all this did was to seal it. I then coated it with some wall filler which worked well.
To make it look more European I added a canopy over the platform, although this is more a British look but they do turn up in Europe but are not that common from what I see on a Google search.
I see that I neglected to take photos of the fully painted building before moving on. I was just about to put the building away in my games room and saw some photos of a Toofatlardies game using the same building set in Burma. I had watched the build on the Blog so thought I would try and do my own version with a second roof. I should mention that the support for the roof are toothpick brushes.
I had intended to use the same car spray paint that I had used on my Vietnam buildings but found that just a thick stream of paint would come out of the can, so now had to hand paint it with Vallejo Silver. I hate using expensive paint to do large areas on buildings but had little alternative. It did not cover well but after the use of powders for rust and earth was applied it turned out ok.
Next up is a 4Ground building, I think its a Cook house for La Haye Saint but thought the colour would go with my earlier buildings I had made. It went together ok but I had loads of trouble getting the three layers of walls to line up properly so some of the detail bits look a bit crooked. I covered the burnt edges up with some paint as I think this really improves them. The painting took as long as building it.
Lastly I painted a Tent which I had bought from Charlie Foxtrot. The Oil Stain which I use for staining the bases on my Zulu War project had gone like Jelly so I instead used my home made stain and found that there is no discernible difference to my eyes at least.
I may have to revisit the bases on my Napoleonic's as I was never happy with then.