Painting and adding details
Green Max kits are like the American DPM buildings because all the windows and doors are molded on and must be painted by hand. With patience, you can get some very good results.
Roofs and the separate detail parts can be painted separately then glued onto the building.
Weathering & windows
Bragdon's weathering powers to weather my buildings, using a brush with shortened bristles to make it stiff. The clear plastic window material that came with the kit is cut to size and attached inside the buildings with Walther Goo.
Then I draw simulated drapes and blinds on the computer using Microsoft Visio. These are then cut out and attached to the inside of the windows with Scotch tape.
Completing the scene
So here are the three completed houses mounted on their base, more details added, and then the base mounted on the module. Here are the additional detail parts I used, see if you can find them all.
- 3 parked bicycles from Gold Metal Models.
- A parked TomyTec car.
- 2 cats from Woodland Scenics "Dogs and Cats" set.
- 2 potted plants from styrene tube and Woodland Scenics field grass. I have no idea what type of plants these would be.
- Street light from Kato Dio Town set
- 3 TV antennas from Gold Metal Models.
- Back fence from Green Max kit # 47-7
- Traffic mirror - scratch built, will be covered in a future post.