ConCor Bakery, Part 4: Final Touches
Before completing the chalk weathering on the model I painted the metal parts with silver paint. Over this I dry-brushed a rust color, adding heavy color where it would be likely for rust to form. Once this had dried I used the chalk to blend in the areas and add even more rust color to the metal.
One of the other final steps was to fill in the small gap on the upper window by using white glue. This had the effect of filling in the gap, but was able to be hidden by the weathering so that it was not noticeable. Once all of this had dried I coated the entire model with Dullcote to protect all of the weathering. On most models I would have done this before installing the windows as it take away the clarity, however in this case I wanted the windows to be slightly opaque so that you were not able to see inside the building.
Once this building was complete I donated it to the San Leandro Historic Railway society to be used as a generic industrial building on our layout. This building served as my “try piece” and landed me the job of working with another member to create the buildings for the Selby area of the layout (Selby, CA during the 1950’s contained a lead smelter and not far from there is the C&H sugar plant). I will provide pictures of this current building and any future buildings in that area as they are built.