Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Charlie Foxtrot Fences - Painting Them Quickly

Now... I'm supposed to be doing an article on the new Signal Box but what with one thing and another it's taking me a bit longer to complete - so in the mean time here's a little article on how to quickly get Charlie Foxtrot's Wooden Post and Rail Fencing on to the table. It comes as a pack of 12 pieces, each 6" long, including two gate sections - all for the very reasonable price of £12.

Step 1: Take the raw MDF and very lightly spray with matt black - just a dusting really so that some of the wood colour shows through. Hopefully this pic shows what I mean.

Step 2: Drybrush with any dark brown. I used VMC Leather Brown.

Step 3: Drybrush (very lightly!) with a light cream colour. Here I've used VMC Dark Sand.

That's it! All 12 sections took me less than an hour.

Step 4: Glue the fences to the bases.

The gate sections have subtly different bases and I like my gates to be slightly open as it makes them easier to spot at a glance.

Step 5: Apply sand and grit to suit your basing preferences.

Step 6: Paint the bases. I bought a tester pot of emulsion as it's way cheaper than using VMC etc. I think it was called 'coffee shop' but was fairly similar to GW Graveyard Earth.

Then I highlighted it up using my usual VMC Flat Earth, Gold Brown and Dark Sand colours.

Step 7: Finally, decorate them - I always really enjoy this bit - in fact I probably spent more time on the flock and foliage than the painting.

That's 6 feet of fencing done in double quick time. Now back to that Signal Box :o)


JOHNBOND said...

Nice Matt,have to keep this in mind when I get around to terrain making.

Rodger said...

Very nice work there Matt!