Dio-Bolical Monday No: 5 – “Fools Gold” – Part 4

This week was all about painting the Table Top World cottage for my “Fools Gold” diorama.  I had primed it a couple of weeks ago so I just need to start painting it.  Things went well and I even made progress beyond getting it done.  So much so that I started to draft a subsequent post for early January which I scheduled knowing it would need amending.  In itself not a problem but WordPress defaulted to January 2020 and not 2021.  Aplogies to those of you who may have gained a sneak preview.

Meanwhile back to this weeks update.

I decided to start with the inside of the building and the inside of the roof and then move on to the outside.  It is at this point that I must highlight another major problem (it has been one of those weeks, again!).  With Work In Progress posts there is a need to take regular photo’s to show the progress being made.  So engrossed did I become in painting this building and pressing on that I completely forgot to do so!  What you have below is a number of images which show the cottage fully painted.  Starting with the inside of the building and the inside of the roof.

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Looking at the images which I have just inserted the building looks darker than it is but putting that to one side here are a few things to note in respect of the paint work.

As I have mentioned in a few previous posts these buildings are highly detailed, as you can see from the pumpkin, wall hanging corn, the axe, the rope the water trough, etc, etc.  The inside is much the same in respect of the cracking plaster walls.  I painted the walls using acrylics but went for Burnt Umber oil paint diluted with white spirit as a wash to both darken the base colour but more importantly to settle into the cracks to highlight them.  In my opinion nothing does this better than diluted oil paint.  A similar approach was taken with all the wood which features in the roof, on the floor and in the various supporting timbers.

You may have also noticed that the windows are yellow, with a wash applied over them and the render between the stones/bricks is light in colour and not dark.  Both these ideas were taken from a YouTube video presented by “Real Terrain Hobbies and Goobertown Hobbies”.  If you want to salivate over some cool Table Top World models and a diorama on an epic scale then check this video out.

I must also thank Dave Kay over at Scent of a Gamer who through his blog brought both these guys to my attention, cheers mate.

With the mine mostly done and the building now painted next week my attention will continue with more base work as I now have the main base from my mate Paul.  From here on in it is about bringing it all together on the main base and that is when the whole things becomes make or break.

TIM

28 thoughts on “Dio-Bolical Monday No: 5 – “Fools Gold” – Part 4

    1. As I just replied to Dave Stone if you are passing an art shop or browsing online just pick up a tube of Winton and Newton Burnt Umber, or in your case lamp black, for a couple of quid and together with some white spirit give it a try. The black is ideal for tank weathering and oil stains and the Burnt Umber for ground work. I’d be interested to know what you think if you do. After that you can add other colours as you see fit if things go well. When it comes to economy of scale all but three of my oil paint colours are over 35 years old and as good today as when I bought them and every tube is at least half full still!

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  1. Oh! looking so good, haven’t much time and all my replies will be out of order because as you know I’m a simple fool and cant view anything in order!!!
    I to have the problem with WIP photos as I forget to take them like you good self. I think our good mate John said the same some time back so I took his advise and do it rarely or just to let you all know I’m still with you ! Ha Ha !

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    1. Thanks Dave. If you are passing an art shop or browsing online just pick up a tube of Winton and Newton Burnt Umber for a couple of quid and together with some white spirit give it a try. I’d be interested to know what you think if you do. After that you can add other colours as you see fit if things go well. When it comes to economy of scale all but three of my oil paint colours are over 35 years old and as good today as when I bought them and every tube is at least half full still!

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  2. Great work on the cabin, love all the details, quite stunning indeed. I just watched the video and it was very interesting (though I wish they said which pigments they used). Great post, and if I ever do use oils as a wash your technique is the one I’ll try. Kudos!

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  3. I was hoping you’d enjoy painting this cabin and I’d have to say you knocked it out of the park as we say here in the States! I like how “lived in” the cabin looks with the right amount of wear and dirt on the stone and walls. I look forward to seeing more of this diorama as it develops! 🙂

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