February 24, 2015

Warsenal's Kum Garage - Finishing up!

Continuing with the step-by-step of the fabulous Kum Garage terrain kit by Warsenal.

The ceilings and floors are based with VMC 104 Iraqi Sand, then shaded with 133 Cork Brown.

Further shading is added with VMC 142 US Field Drab.

Highlights are added with VMC 005 Ivory

The floors then got masked so the interior steel catwalks could be painted. Base with VMC 160 Neutral Grey, shade with Black Grey and Black. Highlight with Light Grey and then White. Tones are added with a mix of VGC Turquoise and P3 Cygnar Blue Base. Then edge highlight with white.

Floors needed to get weathered with a mix of VMC 131 Orange Brown and VMC 137 Cavalry Brown, then stippled with P3 Umbral Umber using a piece of blister foam.

The orange lights are first sprayed white - in fact, they are over-sprayed to create a halo around the light details. I did a couple of coats, and concentrated the pigment toward the center of each light rectangle. When that dried, I simply spray over the area with Orange Ghost Tint.

The bottom of this piece hangs over the back wall, so needs to be half interior color and half exterior.

I got all the pieces outside and spray-varnished both sides with Krylon 1311 Matte Varnish.  It's a little shinier than Testor's dullcote, but it is a heck of a lot cheaper, and so it's great for terrain.

After varnishing, I glued in the clear acrylic windows and then dry-fit all the pieces together before committing to glue.

The final assembly was completed using Aleene's Tacky Glue craft glue and super glue. I varnished the pieces first, because you can't spray varnish the acrylic windows once you glue them in place. Any shiny glue spots I touched up with some brush-on matte varnish.

This thing is DONE. Complete pictures in tomorrow's blog post!

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