It is quite big and has loads of detail, I have to admit to being a bit daunted by it so I put off painting it for a little while. However after the farm came out so well I decided to jump in.
I also thought it might be nice to share the process I go though when painting the buildings, essentially very similar to figures.
The models have no flash so minimal tidying and straight into priming. I used Halford black primer which I find gives a nice smooth finish to paint onto. A quick brush into any of the gaps and its ready for paint.
I use Colour Party paints for the most part, the cover really well and are excellent value, they also have some really rich colours. It helps that they are a ten minute drive from my house too! http://www.colourparty.co.uk/
I thought it might also be useful for anyone interested to share the codes of the paints I use. The dark grey is MA39 equipment grey
The stone gets a dark brown covering of MA10 "Negro flesh" and the earth gets a splosh of MA41 "Staffwood".
This is an odd stage as its starting to look something like now but I also always get severe doubts as its close but looks a bit rubbish. I shrug and press on, after all the beauty of buildings is you can slosh a wash over anything that doesnt work and try again. I have also wet brushed the slates and wood with a mid grey from miniature paints, the only colour not from Colour Party in this lot.
Lastly for the paints I now add a dry brush right over the whole thing using a pale ivory type colour, MA33 bleached linen. Suddenly everything starts to pop out and come to life, I put an ink wash over the barrels and then onto all of the metal work on the doors which adds a look of slightly rusty old iron work.
A bunch of tufts to add a sprinkle of colour, texture and a lived in sort of look and we are there.
I have enjoyed painting this and have two very much smaller buildings to do from Hudson and Allen. Very tempted to get a couple more of the stone croft type buildings which will go well with Irland, the Anglo-Scottish border and other areas.
Hope someone finds the detail useful or interesting, thanks for bearing with me!