Building Sarissa's Chateau Part Two
You can find the first part of this build here: Part One
Let me begin with an apology. I had hoped to be able to make part two all about the completed ground floor of the Chateau. Despite grabbing time where possible over the course of this last week to work on the kit, I've still got a lot of painting ahead to me to get the ground floor ready to assemble.
I began by painting the interior of the ground floor. As it's raised above the ground height of the building, it seemed only logical to make it a wooden floor. So I armed myself with some watered down acrylic brown paint and a large brush with thicker bristles and set to work. Keeping my brush strokes in the same direction, and painting different sections at different time, some receiving more layers than others, I was able to create a wood grain effect on the mdf. I'm really happy with the result.
Could I have foreseen this? Possibly. If I'd taken the whole kit off the frame before I began construction. But I didn't do this because i don't have a dedicated workstation. As with many people blessed with family and without the means to purchase a mansion, I have to do all my hobby stuff on the dining table. I'm very blessed to have a very encouraging and understanding wife. But I dare not take the whole kit off the frame for fear of losing parts.
So I had no option but to cut off a small section.
And so it began...