Friday, February 17, 2012

Sarissa Precision Laser Cut MDF Inn.

Continuing on with the Sarissa Precision buildings project, here is the second completed building. I turned this large storefront into a rural French Inn. I decided to name it "L'Auberge de Chat Noir" (the Black Cat Inn). In fact, I have a black cat sitting on my lap as I type this, so it is quite fitting (Her name is Gizmo). I haven't put the sign onto the storefront yet, as I am looking into printing it onto some waterslide decals rather than try to hand paint the lettering. My skills as an ex-billboard painter don't apply well to 1/56th scale buildings...

If the waterslide decal printing works out well, I might even try to print some French advertisements to go on the side of some of these buildings. Every French town and village needs a Suze Apertif ad.

Here are some shots of the finished building. Once again, the kit straight out of the box went together like a charm and I added details of my own. Hope you enjoy!

I have a large two unit terraced shop, two small terraced houses, and a small terraced shop to finish...







14 comments:

  1. What are you using on the roofs? It is not a standard Sarissa roof.

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  2. Looks good, but it's a bit too clean and shiny in my eyes.

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  3. Great job on this Inn. I love the black cat on the sign, and all of the additional detail.

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  4. Thanks guys! It's a little clean, but that's how I like my buildings. What can I say, it's a well maintained inn...4 star accommodations :)

    Greg: I added shingled roof plastic sheeting (Plastruct IIRC). Since the Sarissa roofs are so precise, it made tracing, cutting out, and gluing the sheet down really easy. I used Zap-A-Gap along the edges to fill in the gaps between the MDF roof and the plastic sheet.

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  5. Lovely. How did you paint it?

    Ed

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  6. I spray painted it with an undercoat of flat Krylon camo (khaki). Then spray painted the windows and gutters flat white. After that I painted the window frames and doors GW Dark Flesh, followed by a drybrush of GW Blood Red. The roof and walls are Craft colors (Folk Art) Pebblebrook and Dark Gray. The Pebblebrook is a great color with excellent coverage. You only really need one coat. I drybrushed the roof but left the walls as is, no highlights or shading. It looks very clean, but I like that look.

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  7. Thanks. I'm working on my set of Sarissa buildings just now.

    Ed

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  8. Very nice, but if I may, in french it's L'auberge du chat noir but it's not very important.

    Christophe

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  9. parabens pelo conteudo e estrutura do blog. forte abraço, renatoartesanatoem
    MDF

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  10. Hello,

    The screen shots which are taken by you are really enormous, I wish i could see it originally because it really so impressive and possess a grand look.

    Thank you

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  11. Hi,
    Proper french would be :
    "L'auberge du chat noir"

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