For a change I have not been progressing at my usual glacial pace and have actually got somewhere with my 3D printed gifts. I've based everything on card and built up the ruined buildings a little more to offer some differentiation and to fill in the holes the printing process leaves when it is interrupted mid print.
|A blast of undercoat and the filler merges in to the rest of the walls quite nicely|
After a liberal undercoat to the complete adobe house I've slapped on a quick coat of emulsion house paint, in this case Natural Twine from Wilkos. For a quid it should see this project out. A single coat doesn't seem to cover very well so it'll have to have a second after the one pictured below.
|3D print next to homespun scratch build. They don't size too badly next to each other|
So with a second coat and 24 hours drying it's looking a lot better, so it can come back in to the house to have some details and aging/weathering applied. Plans include nice tiled floor and window shutters made form coffee stirrers, the 3D pinted ones looked a bit rubbish so have been broken up and added to the rubble box.
|All ready to be brought back in to the house|
|First coat of paint and they're looking good. Rubble should give then each their own character|
Look out for part 3 coming soon as the pressure rises to have something to show Mr M who kindly did the printing.