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  • Håkan,

    I like the brown trim, and now the pink on the gable looks better.

    Regarding the sash, it was typical back then to paint it a dark color to make the window recede visually and give a more 3-d appearance.

    In any case, I think you are heading in the right direction.

    Mike
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    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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    • Thanks Mike!

      I made another side with the variant of the original paintscheme. And finished off the other one with some weathering and highlights. I painted the sash a grey instead of back as it pops out better. Although prototypical it looks weird on the building and hard to see from a distance as the building will be about 24” from the viewer.
      I now like them both so I’ll paint another building with the other scheme


      Håkan

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      • I like the gray too. Especially with the pink Gable end.

        Bob
        It's only make-believe

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        • I see your point and the gray does indeed look good.
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          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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          • Håkan,

            I haven't been visiting lately, sorry for the delay. Better late than never.
            I went back a few pages, and you have done some excellent work.

            I like the Bar Mill water tower. Looks really nice with the colors you have chosen.
            I will be following more closely for some great tips, thanks for sharing.

            Rich

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            • Hakan,
              I like both color schemes as well. Nice job.

              Scott

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              • Thanks Guys for the input and kind words! Time flies and I haven’t been home for a week but when back home I’ll post some photos of the finished building.

                Great to hear from you Rich! The Bar Mills tower was great fun and a easy build with the cast parts doing most of the work.

                Håkan

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                • Here are photos of the nearly finished building. I used yellow ochre for the trim. Gave a lighter and nice contrast to the other colors I think.

                  Håkan
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                  • Håkan,

                    I like the colors. You did a fine job on that house; it looks real.

                    Our own house in real life is red, and at one time we used ochre on the trim around the eaves like you did. It's a truly old-fashioned color that was painted on a lot of houses and commercial buildings.

                    Mike
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                    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                    • That's a classic 'Ruskin' Victorian paint scheme... If you see this book in a used book store cheap, it's worth getting: https://www.amazon.com/Exterior-Deco...dp/0892570512/ "A Century of Color" by Robert Moss.

                      dave
                      Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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                      • Thanks for the input Mike! How old is your house? When you mention the colors I imagine an old Victorian.

                        Thanks Dave, I’ll keep a lookout for that book.

                        Håkan

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                        • Håkan,

                          As far as I can determine our house was built in 1859.

                          Mike
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                          Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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                          • Hakan,
                            Great paint scheme and paint job, the house looks very Victorian.

                            Scott

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                            • Håkan, I decided to review your tread tonight. I was looking for scenery ideas and suggestion on passenger cars colors. What a fun review it was. I've forgotten how good of a backdrop painter you are. Your lake has reflections in it! You have accomplished so much over the years.

                              Thanks for your help.

                              Bob
                              It's only make-believe

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