15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box – Large Desert Building, Desert Administration Building – Weathered & Repainted (BB223, BB224)

15mm Flames of War Battlefield in a Box - Large Desert Building, Desert Administration Building - Weathered & Repainted (BB223, BB224)

Yes, it’s another one of these. Part of the “if I painted it, it goes on the blog” ethos that I have. I’ve combined these two into the one post, though right now I have two more of these to go before I need to repaint some more terrain. These were done in December, finished on Boxing Day (Dec 26) so they’re going down for Dave Stone’s Paint What You Got challenge, running from Dec 26th through to Jan 31st.

As with the others I’ve touched up and/or repainted, the exterior of the Desert Administration Building got a bunch of addded grime – a bit of lower-building dirt, some darkening in the many corners around the buttresses, and some rain streaking.

I also added a bit of dirt to the rooftop, particularly in the corners.

Areas where the brickwork is exposed also made sense to have some rain streaking, as well as under windows.

I did repaint the interior floors, as they didn’t look great being the same colour as the interior, walls, the exterior walls, the roof…. I also painted in the previously bare doors and windows and added some wear marks on the floor near the doors.

The Large Desert Building got much the same treatment on the exterior, with some extra focus around the archways.

Rain streaks and whatnot. I considered clipping the odd rooftop box off entirely but as John (Justneedsvarnish) pointed out, it works as a peg to lift the rooftop out of the cavity – so it stays!

I added a little grime to the corners of the rooftop, both on the walls and floor/roof areas. It’s pretty subtle here, but you do want this sort of thing to be subtle – compared to how it used to look it’s an improvement, which is the main thing.

Given that this building had previously been sold as a Mosque, I decided to run with that option and paint the bare black walls a more tranquil colour, as well as going over the tiles with a blue-grey before weathering both a little.

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