|A close up look at my version of the Hinkle's general store. This kit is actually offered as a package store...but I don`t want any liquor infractions or bootlegging taking place that close to the US-Canadian border on the W&Q Ry.|
I began by adding nail holes and a few pulled up boards. The corners are glued on and the walls are glued and squared up before the roof and eaves are added. I added extra supports to the walls using the left over stock lumber in this kit.
The wall, windows and doors got a coat of Hunterline light gray. The door and windows are brush painted Floquil Reading green that is thinned down a lot, then dusted with Bragdon green grunge followed by dark rail brown powder. The walls got a wash of Floquil grime then a wash of reefer white. As this began to dry I dry brushed some more reefer white. The roofing is a corrugated looking paper material. A wash of Floquil tuscan red followed by signal red and rust streaks was applied followed by some Bragdon rust powders. If I was to do it again I would airbrush or spray bomb a base colour and use powders as I did not feel the washes blended together well on this type of roofing material. The roofing material is best painted before application, something I did not do. On the chimney and sign I used plaster to add the white colouring. The details are painted Floquil caboose red or Reading green.
The awning and door blind insert really add to this kit. I normally colour photocopy these items before use so I have a spare if things go wrong. The kit was a fun build and my first Bar Mills build....George Dutka.
|The basic walls, windows and doors are assembled.|
|The three window parts on the right go together to make one window.|
|I pulled a few boards up on the walls. The windows and doors took a bit of work assembling them...they sure do look good once completed.|