|My finished shanties ready for placement on the White River Division.|
|Here are some of the wall assembled. Be careful on your trim waste.|
|I used a square to help get everything right. Canopy glue is my choice for this project.|
The roof was brushed Floquil grimy black. I did not add the singles as I liked the look of the roof as is. It looks like a tar paper finish. I think adding shingles on such a small area in four angles would have been a pain. Trevor mentioned using a piece of wire in the four bends or edge grooves. I think this is a great idea and will eventually add these to mine. The windows and doors are air brushed the Tuscan-signal red mix. The kit had window glazing with blinds. I gave mine a flat finish before adding. The smoke stacks are added to the sides of the building instead of the roof. I really liked this look. They are painted grimy black with some rust streaks added.
|One structure is finished while the second one is having its roof added. I added the roof after painting the walls. The roofs have soot and dark rust Bragdon powders added over a coat of Floquil grimy black.|
I used Bragdon powders to blend and weather the structures. On the buff I used a coat of lime white. On the brown I used old tuscan which I think looks a lot like what I see in B&M photos. One can use any brown-red base paint if it is covered with old tuscan. Under the windows and wall edges I used weathering brown and dust bowl brown to round off the final finish. A final note, the kit comes with enough awnings for all the windows. I saved these for use on my B&M WRJ yard office. Many of the windows on that structure had awnings and now I have them...George Dutka
|The two coal boxes are finished differently. One is left unpainted. I put in a false bottom adding Woodland Scenic coal and a brace to hold the lid up.|
|One smoke stack is on the rear while the other is on the side. I adjusted these to reflect the locations they will reside. The coal boxes are also on different sides. One on rear and other on the side.|