These habitation blocks started out as O-scale train hobby buildings,
with loads of detail added. The one on the left
is made from DPM brand modular building panels. The right one is made from
a K-line Fire House kit. Both have custom roofs. Pipes, wires, steel plates,
and skull details were all added. To paint
them, I primed them with flat black spray paint, then drybrushed them
with brown, red, and tan. Metal pipes and plates were drybrushed with steel,
then washed with rust and light brown.
I made another Habs block for someone who had a spare K-line Firehouse
(on the left, the original on the right). This time,
I used some wood trim from the craft store around the top, to form a different
The brick boxes on the back of the new building are made from the original
building's chimney. I used more red and tan when painting the
new one, for a lighter finish that makes the washes really stand out.
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