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Hello all, I just acquired a mostly-built RGT 1/2” scale East Side Townhouse. The seller included a bag of trim, which I haven’t looked at yet, but the house is all put together, window frames in, shingles applied, and exterior painted/finished. The main thing I want to do with the outside is to re-surface all the exterior walls with paperclay. At present there is paint on about half, and a stone paper applied to the rest. I have actually spent some time in New York brownstones (on the East Side, even!), and this isn’t what they look like. So, I have several questions to put out—I think I know what I want to do, but want to hear others’ opinions about methods and so on. I have found an excellent paperclay tutorial linked within posts on this forum. The natural color of brownstone varies—it is actually a type of sandstone—but would it be better to pre-color the paperclay medium before rolling it out, to a sort of baseline dark reddish-brown color, and then do color washes to achieve the variations? Or should the paperclay go on, get texturized, and dry, before any paint is applied? (And is ordinary acrylic paint the right thing to use?) As I said above, most trim has already gone on. With a thickness of 1/8” to the paperclay, will the trim (especially window frames) look too recessed? I have to look at some more photos to refresh my memory, but my recollection is that windows are set right into the blocks of stone in the NY brownstones. So this may be a moot point. I will now attempt to include a photo, but since I didn’t review the procedure before starting this post, bear with me!
From the album: Fairfield BuildAnd so the looooooong build begins! All the wall paper (apart from the deep purple/navy - which is a textured wrapping paper) is from Brodnax Prints (http://brodnaxprints.com) in half inch scale.On the 3rd level/attic level I'm dividing it up into 4 rooms (hall way, laundry, bathroom and 3rd bedroom) so I'm still not sure where I'm placing the wall yet and therefore I'm going to wait to wall paper this section.