Western Warehousing is in service! In this post, I’ll share a little on weathering and signage.
The weathering was easy. I brushed it with an alcohol wash with a few drops of Floquil Grimy Black and Roof Brown. I occasionally would pick up a little black or rust powering dust (A.I.M.). I occasionally went heavy to create a few streaks, particularly under the vents.
I attempted to seal seams in the bricks with plastic wood with mixed results. Some cracks still show. I weathered the downspouts with a wash of Vallejo Game Effects Dry Rust (72-136). This is a versatile product to have on hand.
With a little practice, the wash approach gives great results.
For the signs, I created them in Powerpoint and them printed them on photographic paper. The key is to cut them carefully with a straight edge and then color the edges a dark color with a marker. A white border is a giveaway.
I purposely put door numbers only above two doors so I could get a white marker and “paint” numbers on two of the door surfaces. That is pretty common on rail-served warehouses.
All in all, I’m pleased with the results. There are a few flaws, but given my limited modelling time, I think it will work well.