|Penryn Fruits Co. is now completed and ready for us to installed on our dioramas. Peters model is on the right and mine is to the left.|
Re-Post from April 2012
When I opened the package the kit included laser cut walls, paper shingles, strip wood bracing, Tichy windows, and really nice laser printed paper signs. My kit did not provide any card stock roofing but Peter's kit did. As it turned out the roofing was undersized so we cut out some new pieces that suited us better. I did have to download and print the instruction sheets which was handy to have laying in front of us.
The windows and doors are painted Floquil SP lettering gray. They are glued in place. The upper window was modelled as opened. At this point the whole structure got some chalk weathering before the window glazing and paper curtains are added from the inside.
We replaced the roofing material that was included with the kit with #3086, BEST 36" rolled tar paper - black. Once applied we made a few cuts as the sheeting would have been applied. Some chalk weathering was added. I went light on mine but Peter poured it on and it actually looks really good. The last step was cutting the signs and using some as paper billboards and others as metal signs. The billboards are sanded thin then well covered in glue. Some weathering is added to the signs but they are well weathered as printed.
I have yet to place my Penryn Fruits on my layout or small diorama...I will do a follow up post once a home is found for this neat little structure. I really like my building and recommend this kit even if you are not a beginner in laser structure modelling...George