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Walthers Champion Packing Co. Part 3: Putting the grout between the bricks.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010 by in Techniques, Updates | 2 comments

After assembling the major structures I decided to permanently attach the smaller building to the larger building.  I didn’t like how the kit had it as two separate buildings.  I removed the shorter wall on the smaller structure and fitted it against the larger one.  I used some of the scrap pieces to fill in the gaps, covered with putty.  After waiting for the putty to dry, I touched up the joints.

I started the painting the brick by using white paint and creating a wash.  After letting it dry for a couple of minutes I used a rag and wiped the paint from the bricks, leaving it in the mortar.

The picture above shows the wash in place before being wiped off.  The following picture shows the walls after I have wiped off the excess paint.  As you can see it stays fairly bright, but this will be taken care of by using chalks to bring down the tone and making it dirty.

As you can see in this picture I used old t-shirts as rags, something that I have a large supply of as part of my job includes welding 😀

2 Comments

  1. I was reading a discussion on Walthers buildings and how well they went together. Did you have any problems with this?

  2. This kit went together fairly well. The only difficult part was in putting together the brick stack. This was fairly difficult and required the use of blue painters tape to hold the structure together. Other than that all of the pieces fit together with only minimal adjustments needed.