Today's update is on three more buildings. The first is 4Ground's two story under construction building. I'll be completely honest, when I first saw this kit, I wasn't too impressed and only purchased it because I got a really good deal on it. It's pretty funny looking back on that now, because this may actually be my favorite building on the whole board!
I placed the sign on an extra wooden Litko base to pull it off the building and used an extra sign from the Undertakers to make the side sign. I added the small "Open Soon" sign on the front which, again incredibly simple, but really improves the sign. I have since also added a small "Open Soon" sign on the side sign as well. The clock with no hands finishes the look. The lamp posts are already in, and miscellaneous piles of wood, doors, windows, and ladders all add to the under construction feel. I couldn't be any more pleased with how this building turned out, and as I said this probably my favorite, and it was upgraded in no time and with no effort!
I painted this one with Army Painter Skeleton Bone, like the Wells Fargo Office, but went with a much lighter wash this time, so they look like completely different colors. The window frames and door frames were painted with Army Painter Matte White.
I found these really neat blue "Hotel" signs that work perfectly for my side signs. I glued them onto plastic card and cut them to size. There was just something about the "Santa Fe" sign I placed above the front door that really bothered me. I have since given the frame a sepia wash and it helped the look immensely, but I think what really bothers me is that I cut the "S" way too close to the frame. Something I will probably address in the future.
I used 4Ground's New Wood Shingles for the roof and the overhangs. This one I got the peak shingles installed correctly. A light Vallejo wash was applied to dull it down a bit.