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Painting Laser Cut Buildings

Steve's 009 and 09 Adventure

For Thomas and Sons I’ve brought buildings made from laser cut fibreboard from LCUT.co.uk. I wasn’t sure how to paint them so I decided to do some experimentation. Luckily when I placed my order with LCUT I accidentally ordered an additional building. I decided to use this for the experiment.

Firstly, acrylic paints. I painted one wall of the spare building with two different mortar colours, a lighter one on the left and a darker one on the right. Then I dry brushed different reds and red-browns over the surface to see if they would create a realistic brick effect. Normally, I’m quite successful at dry brushing acrylics but this time I must admit I was disappointed with the results.

Turning to enamels, I painted another wall of the building with Humbrol 121 to give a mortar coloured undercoat. Then I dry brushed different enamel paints over the surface. …

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