Andrew's resurrected 1/72 Armourfast Farmhouse

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Hi all

So thanks for all the support on the journey for this old shelf queen that was started six years, one month and 11 days ago........ :tired:

To finish it off I did the following:
  • As Tim suggested, dry-brushed the creeper thing on the side in a lighter colour - maybe a bit too much in hindsight.
  • As John suggested added moss, using my DIY flock. I thought I had overdone it but a quick search on the internet revealed amazing amounts of moss on some roofs.
  • Gave it a coat of matt varnish, just to seal it and try to kill any sheen, especially on the roof.
  • Added windows. I did this using some plastic sheet I had from some old packaging I'd kept for the purpose. I used Deluxe Materials Glue 'n' Glaze to attach it. From what gather it seems to be an uber PVA glue. You can use it to do individual window panes but the gap at 1/72 was too big. I was worried about the window panes being too flat and new, like double glazing. However, where the glue had seeped out as I applied the plastic sheet and then brushed most of it away, it left an old/used/worn looking effect that Junior and I really like.

It may be the most realistic finish but for our purposes it will work really well - it need to be robust, which rules out anything approaching realistic. In short I'm really pleased with it!

The build thread can be found here: https://www.scale-models.co.uk/threads/andrews-resurrected-1-72-armourfast-farmhouse.38389/

ACW as usual.

ATB

Andrew


PS the gap on the roof line is unavoidable as I have to be able to remove the roof.

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The windows look a bit OTT below due the angle I had to use to show the effect and of course the dreaded digital zoom but it does look more muted in real life at a sensible angle and viewing distance.





 

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That looks the dogs Andrew, the moss effect on the tiles just sets it off for me, well done you!


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That looks the dogs Andrew, the moss effect on the tiles just sets it off for me, well done you!


Andy.
Thanks Andy. Really pleased with it overall. Even thought of getting another one if one turns up at the right price to see if I can do a better job.

Thanks again.

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Even thought of getting another one if one turns up at the right price to see if I can do a better job.

A better job he says.....Andrew, this is fantastic as it is. I really can't believe this house is for war gaming. It should be used in a dio and not to be played with where it might get damaged. You 2 have done a seriously good job on her. Kudos to you both!!!

Prost
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Hi Andrew
Well the poor thing may have had to wait 6 years but worth it. That is an excellent result and I agree with Allen - it would not look out of place in a dio.
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Andrew. a superb piece of work , full of great detail a worthy winner of the Dogs.

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I really enjoyed watching this build come together. Wonderful attention to detail. Great work all round
 

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Terrific end result Andrew.
Very nice.
I can just picture me sat at that front door telling the enemy to 'Naff off!' and play somewhere else and stop spoiling the peace and quiet!

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Gents

A collective thank you and sorry for the belated response. We had a family day out in London yesterday and got back pretty late after 11+ hrs out.

Now for some individual replies......

ATB

Andrew


A better job he says.....Andrew, this is fantastic as it is. I really can't believe this house is for war gaming. It should be used in a dio and not to be played with where it might get damaged. You 2 have done a seriously good job on her. Kudos to you both!!!

Prost
Allen

Allen, thank you very much indeed, it has turned out well. My only real 'gripe' is that the building is not quite square, it's obvious in the base and one of the overhead shots. As for a dio, maybe I should get another one for that purpose!! ;)


Hi Andrew
Well the poor thing may have had to wait 6 years but worth it. That is an excellent result and I agree with Allen - it would not look out of place in a dio.
Jim
Thanks for the support Jim - it's not quite my oldest shelf queen but it can't have been far off!


Andrew. a superb piece of work , full of great detail a worthy winner of the Dogs.

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Congateulations.

Oh my....oh my! :surprised::surprised::surprised::surprised:

The fabled testicular award!! Compared to other winners of this prestigious award I feel slightly unworthy.....and so wish to give my wholehearted thanks to the awards committee!! :thumb2::thumb2::thumb2: I'm now going to have lie down!!


I really enjoyed watching this build come together. Wonderful attention to detail. Great work all round

Steve, coming from someone of your modelling calibre, your support really is appreciated.


Lovely stuff. The creeper looks spot on to me as well….much more 3D :thumb2:

Thanks Tim. Unfortunately, the dry-brushing didn't quite work out as I had planned. I should have used a lighter colour than I did initially and unfortunately, it ended up matting it down a bit as I brushed it on, so it lost a bit of volume/depth. Nevertheless, the technique definitely shows some promise and I just need to play with it a bit more.


Terrific end result Andrew.
Very nice.
I can just picture me sat at that front door telling the enemy to 'Naff off!' and play somewhere else and stop spoiling the peace and quiet!

Ron

Thanks Ron. Very much appreciated!!! Any chance you can arrange to have your good self 3d-scanned by one of those new fangled laser scanners sat in a rocking chair and reproduced at 1/72, so I can sit you outside?!?!?!? ;) :smiling5:


Andrew,
That is a great result mate.

Thanks Scottie, glad you like it!!!
 
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