Part one of this post covered cutting and assembling large scale buildings for an apocalyplse battle
This post will cover the final steps in getting the buildings ready for battle. Step one was taping the window pattern onto the buildings. I used blue painters masking tape as it's easy to pull off and wouldn't damage the black paint. This part of the task took a couple of evenings and quite a bit of tape.
Once the buildings were properly taped I painted them with grey primer. My initial plan was to use the airbrush and give the windows a base in grey and spray offset highlights in each window. I was hoping this would simulate reflected sunlight. Time did not allow for this so they just got a basic single coat.
Once the paint dried I was able to remove the tape. I think they turned out well!
Man that took alot of tape!
If I make another set I'll improve a few things. I'll take more care in cutting and assembling the boxes. Possibly make a jig to help line things up.
I'm considering texturing the walls and/or roof using spray texture. Flekstone or a similar stone effect.
Airbrushing effects for windows and ageing would help give them a bit of personality, as would signage, graffiti, and imperial decrees.
Templates for the windows may be faster than tape. That saved time may be taken up by touchup due to underspray. Experimentation would be required.