- Matte light gray acrylic paint
- Matte white acrylic paint of
- Matte ocher acrylic paint of
- Matte dark gray acrylic paint
- Matte maroon acrylic paint
for model kit
- Large paintbrush (10-15 mm
wide) with wirehaired
- Fine paintbrush (5 mm wide)
- Thin paintbrush (2 mm wide)
- Paint palette
- Sponge kitchen and water pan
- Craft knife
- Abrasive paper
- Model kit glue
- Transparent plastic sheet
Each model comes in a plastic
Practice first on a small element
to fully master the technique.
For that all buildings of the
same type and the same place have the same aspect, it is better
to paint them at the same time.
Use white light to not distort
This model has two parts: the
house and doorframes that count 6 sub-elements.
Use the big brush to remove remaining
white powders, witnesses of the manufacturing process.
The model is made of sintered
polyamide PA 2200. This material with a very fine granularity
is ideal to represent masonry. He is flexible and strong.
Paint a light gray primer coat.
We recommend using acrylic paint of DIY. The paint for model
kit is too thin.
Use the large brush for this task.
The finest brushes can be useful to access to narrow areas.
Then let dry.
In the next two steps, apply
two coats of paint to simulate the color variations of the stone.
This is limestone which is shown.
It has shades of gray (black to white) with ocher / yellow
With the big brush, dab irregularly,
without too much pressure, the surface with ocher acrylic
paint. Dilute with a little water if necessary. Wipe too marked
areas with damp sponge. Damp sponge: dip the sponge into the
water and then wring out.
Even before the ocher paint
is dry, apply the white paint in same manner. Irregularities
Then let dry.
We must then apply the fourth
color: dark gray. The roof made with slate limestone must be
more blackened than the walls (limestone blackened when exposed
to rain). This step is the trickiest.
On the palette, drop a little
paint. Then dilute it with water. And then apply this very
dilute mixture with the big brush by dabbing. Use a fine brush
when more precision is needed.
Use the damp sponge to remove
the excessive coats of paint or excess water. Regularly rinse
the sponge in the water tray. In general you should avoid
putting too much paint and rather apply small touches very
After drying, if the color is
too dark, you can dab a little white and ocher to lighten
Cutting door frames from the
cluster with the cutter. Check that they position well into
the house. If necessary adjust with abrasive paper.
Then paint the doorframes with
maroon paint. You must also paint the doors on the house.
A fine brush is needed here.
Then glue the doorframes with
model kit glue. And finally stick inside transparent plastic
sheets to represent the glass of the windows.
The model is finished.