Its Sunday, and that means it is time for your weekly Dominion Building update.
This week unlike last week I was able to plow through a few tasks, first off I have the back basically done, I just need to add details (my favorite part) but I wont do that till I have a few more tasks done so I don't snap stuff off from handling. On the back I have all the brick painted by using Polly Scale boxcar red and then added mortar lines by using the sludge in the bottom of one of my bottles of thinner. I have multiple bottles of thinner that I use to clean my brushes in, I keep the darker and lighter colors segregated because I like to use the sludge later for weathering.
After the brick was done I painted the windows and some of the trim work. I then began to add a little bit of detail that really began to finish off the back. First I wanted to run some electrical conduit up the side. I made this by simply using .015" brass wire and .010 x .030" strip styrene. I cut the wire a little long, bent one end at a 90 degree angle and inserted into a .015" hole I drilled with my pin vise. One the wire was at correct length I gave it a coat of a dark grey paint, the styrene brackets I painted a brown and glued them down. Once the paint dries add the conduit with a little CA.
The other item I added was a little duct work that went around the elevator shaft. I chose the location because I had a horrid seam in the brick, and so I disguised it. I first built the duct work from 1/8" styrene tube, then I fabricated the five brackets from .010 x .020" strip (the smallest evergreen makes). I eyeballed the brackets to whatever looked good, but I think their about 3/16". Then painted and attached the duct.
I also finished off the upper right corner to sort of mirror the other side. I admit that I cut a few corners and simplified it because it will mostly be covered by another set of billboards made by my friend Frank Giacobbe over at the N-scale Modeling Blog .