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A view from the line #15 another brick in the wall…

GrahamMuz: Fisherton Sarum & Canute Road Quay

This I suppose only just counts as’A view from the line’ type post as in reality it is aguide to my method of painting brickwork that I have used on all the brick buildings seen on Fisherton Sarum. I tend to constructmost of my buildings using embossed plastic, mainly Wills material packs, which have morepronounced embossing when compared to for example than the A4 embossed plasticard sheets from the likes of Slaters. The method I am outlining below is also therefore possibly more suited to suchheavier bossed materials. Although this post is primarily about brick painting the principles can also be aplied to stone work (with obviously a change in the colours used).

As with any modelling technique be it loco building, tree making, weathering etc. it is always best to start by looking at the real thing and brickwork is no exception. Brick and mortar colours vary…

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