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1:144 Scale Chinese Buildings

Before getting deeply into the big project, the Chinese Tea House, I decided it would be good for me to ‘reactivate’ my rusty mini-skills such as painting, gluing, cutting, sanding and attention to details, those skills that I haven’t used for 10 years. So I made these wooden slot and tab building kits. The ancient styles include a Chinese Opera Theatre, a Chinese Tea House, a Chinese Silk Factory and a Chinese Inn or Hotel.

4 completed buildings

4 completed buildings

As good as they were when completed, they lacked a certain authenticity because of the exposed edges and the slots and tabs not being painted.

Ancient Chinese Opera Theatre

Ancient Chinese Opera Theatre

Ancient Chinese Inn

Ancient Chinese Inn

Ancient Chinese Silk Factory

Ancient Chinese Silk Factory

Ancient Chinese Tea House

Ancient Chinese Tea House

I worked to match the paint colours and painted the blue-grey and the brown exposed edges and white spots. Now I feel much better about their looking more authentic than before.

Ancient Chinese Inn Edges Painted

Ancient Chinese Inn Edges Painted

Ancient Chinese Silk Factory Edges Painted

Ancient Chinese Silk Factory Edges Painted

Ancient Chinese Opera Theatre Edges Painted

Ancient Chinese Opera Theatre Edges Painted

Last touch will be to paint the off white parts. Another job for another day.

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