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    Default Mortar lines with brick

    This has probably been posted before, but it might help someone.

    I've never been very good at doing brick and mortar. Today I had a bit more success with a Kibri plastic model, Bahnhof Rauenstein. First I sprayed the brick pieces with red primer. This was as close as I could come to red brick in a flat paint. For the uniform brickwork that one often sees in Europe, it was pretty good.

    Then I mixed a teaspoon of light gray latex paint with some soapy water, diluting the paint about 50/50. I brushed it on the now dry brick parts, and let the latex dry thoroughly. Thoroughly. I went back and worked on the Interlaken Bhf while waiting.

    Once everything was quite dry, I cut the end off of a popsicle stick and used it to rub the gray paint off the face of the bricks. Gently, on a diagonal.



    Whenever the rubbing stick started to get paint on it to the point shown in the photo, I would sand it clean with a sanding block. I did not use any Dull Cote.

    When the building is done I'll post a photo here.


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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Once everything was quite dry, I cut the end off of a popsicle stick and used it to rub the gray paint off the face of the bricks.
    I've tried just using a wash, but then one has to hold the wall extremely level while the wash dries, otherwise you get an uneven pooling of mortar color in one corner.

    But this?
    This is BRILLIANT!
    And very effective, I can tell.

    Hello. My name is Michael, and I am an ALCo - haul - ic.

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    I'm impressed that Kibri took the trouble to do an english bond pattern on the courses, deep enough to accept the paint.

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    @el Gato Gordo, I'm the same, never having result I'm happy with. I have some of this product on the way, others on here have used it with good results so I'm looking forward to trying it out.
    https://www.southsidetrains.com/RobertsBrickMortar.aspx
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    Russ

    CEO of Devil's Gate Mining Co.



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    Now! This photo is in the right post!

    And here is the assembled, but not yet weathered, model in place waiting on further terraforming. Like the Bahnhof in Lauterbrunnen, the street-side is one floor up from track side. I kit bashed by cutting the front of the model in half horizontally, and moving the ground level doors up a floor.



    Once landscaped, there will be flower beds on the sides to hide the partially buried side windows.

    Meanwhile, waiting for the Sculptamold to dry; waiting for some parts to dry on the Interloafin Ost Bahnhof; waiting for windows and doors; working on a glacial chasm so I can set the last bridge and finish track on the top level.

    By the way, "Tollheim" means "Great Home."
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    Very nice!

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