|15mm Sherfy Barn|
I'm continuing to knock out a host of terrain projects that I've been putting off for far too long. At Historicon I caught the "All Quiet on the Martian Front" bug and loaded up on tripods and tanks to take home. I knew I'd need some terrain for them to fight over, so snatched up the biggest 15mm American rural building I could: the Sherfy Barn from Gettysburg. I'm not an ACW wargamer, but it looked like it would serve well as a battefield objective.
|The Sherfy Barn, basecoated and ready for weathering|
I gave it a base of red with white trim, but rather than use my usual washes and drybrushing to weather it I tried out some Model Mates weathering dyes. I saw Model Dad link to a video demonstration a few months ago, and had to hunt down an online vendor who'd ship to the states.
|Model Mates weathering dyes|
I washed the barn with "oil brown", and after it dried went back and rubbed off the dye with a damp paper towel.
|Adding the wash over the basecoat|
|Letting the barn dry|
|After rubbing away some of the dye and beginning touch ups and additional weathering|
It was a good first experiment, but I'm not sure the shallow detail of the barn was the best opportunity for the dye. I'm pleased enough with the results to give it a go on the next building I paint up.
|Rear side of the completed Sherfy Barn|