How To Paint N Gauge Buildings
How To Paint N Gauge Buildings
If you're enthralled by the magical world of miniature building models and would like to paint some of them on your own, then this video shows you how. The video gives you tips and hints on the types of paints to be used and the method of painting.
I got one here which has been just about completed. And I will show you how to build a model to suit this standard. And unlike other models, you don't want to really detach these bits from the screws after you have painted it.
So I am going to basically take this color which is miniature bleached bone color. This building is a brick building. So, what you need to do, this is bit of a trick.
Basically, what you do in here is you got painting the rendering of the brick work first. So, this is how you will basically paint brick work. You could probably apply this to guage train models as well.
I am putting the paint straight out. So, this is not mason thick. Because like I say, this is about creating the illusion of detail rather than actually physically made, putting the detail on that.
Once I have painted it, what I am painting isn't the bricks, it's the bit in between the bricks. What I am going to do now is paint the brick work. I am using this color which is called the dark flash which is pretty much an effect color for brick work.
Although, it is brown color. It's got very worthy color to it as well. So I am going to get this dark fresh color paint on the brush.
And then, I am taking most of the paint of there. Then I am just going to color slowly like that. And you can see, what happens is the brick work starts getting picked out.
The paint isn't going into the recesses. So with that paint, with first color that you put on that is starting to look like the rendering of the brick work. So, that is just a gradual.
You don't want to have hardly any paint on here. If you put too much paint with this brush, it will sink into the recesses and there will be no point in painting that color in the first place. Sometimes when you look at the models, it looks realistic.
But if you go out into real life, you will see the brick work will look far more unrealistic pretty much. And you have got your one technique, which is dry brushing which I have done here. I will show you.
These are the ones which has given basically a wash of color. So, I am just going to take what I have done here. This is for doing the tiles.
I have painted this area here with this grey. You don't have to use this particular maker, paint any. So, of light grey color will do you.
So, that's one kind of grey paint, and what I will do is take a bit of black paint. I am going to water down quite a lot. So, I am just going to push that paint out.
You can see straight away that's picking up all of the detail, one such side a little. What you can do is just paint in one or two tiles back to the original light grey. So, it looks like some tiles are falling off and someone's put new tiles on there.
So, you don't want it to be completely uniform. And that's how to paint N gauge model buildings. .