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astrotrain64
3rd Sep 2016, 02:09 PM
Several modellers have commented on how straight the paint job is on my multiple story DPM Woodland Scenics buildings.

Here's an article by Chris Brimley that shows how to do it.
http://rrmodelcraftsman.com/extraboard/cm_howto_paintwindows.php

The N-Scale Limited website link at the bottom of the page is no longer active.

Here's some samples of my work:
(Unfortunately, you only get a 3 second look at the photo)

Bruce's Bakery Kitbash
https://www.flickr.com/photos/astrotrain64/19784804253/in/album-72157655158332919/

Corner Apothecary Kitbash
https://www.flickr.com/photos/astrotrain64/26827203296/in/dateposted-public/

Hilltowne Hotel
https://www.flickr.com/photos/astrotrain64/9512779130/in/dateposted-public/



(https://www.flickr.com/photos/astrotrain64/9512779130/in/dateposted-public/)

Janbouli
3rd Sep 2016, 03:20 PM
going to try this method on the first DPM or Lunde I take on.

migalyto
3rd Sep 2016, 03:46 PM
Thanks for sharing this, defiantly one to put in my how to folder.

Tim R
4th Sep 2016, 09:05 AM
Very good. Thanks for this fine painting tip.

Mobile One
4th Sep 2016, 01:22 PM
Nice tip! I don't think that was a Lunde Studios kit though. Bob Lunde definitely designed it, but that was back when he worked for DPM. All the Lunde Studios buildings have separate window pieces. I only know this because I had a chance to meet Bob and visit with him back in February. He actually lives fairly close to me here in Arkansas.

astrotrain64
5th Sep 2016, 09:28 AM
All the Lunde Studios buildings have separate window pieces.

I know that this is true for kits produced recently, but older kits from DPM and Magnuson Models had molded in windows. I think the early Lunde kits had molded in windows but all the current kits have separate window pieces. Maybe Jugtown, Baro, Jimmi, or another veteran urban modeller (Bob?) can chime in if I'm correct.

The kit shown in the article is Schwitter's Department Store, an older Lunde Studios kit. I found a photo on thegreatscaper's flickr page. Here's the link:

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/55063726@N00/sets/72157625303006589/