I ended up with 1/16 and 3/32 inch thick basswood for the brickwork. After taking a serious look at the dry fitting of the parts I decided it was safe to do most of the assembly first before I needed to do the brickwork.
I spend the bulk of the evening painting the interior with an air brush. Since this is not a focal point and after the amount of time I spent on the interior of the Dormer House I decided to take some short cuts. I first painted the interior edges with a dark reddish brown paint. I followed that up with a more or less dingy white leaving a soft vague edge against the brown. I then took pure white and did the center of the wall. It makes for a nice effect and will give the interior a finished look without a lot of work. If it was a destroyed building where the interior was visible most of the time I would have taken a different approach. Here the inside is only going to be seen when troops are in place.
After I finished the inside painting (well mostly apparently I did miss doing the white on one wall), I went ahead and assembled the walls. I was prepared for some pretty tight fits at this point as even a thin layer of paint is usually enough to hamper how the parts fit together when dealing with a laser cut kit. Since I was prepared for this I didn't actually break anything gluing it together this time.
Here is a look at the fruit of the evenings labors:
|Now that's a nice joint. Of course its going to be covered by some brick paper|
|The foundation is finished. I then dry fitted everything else together just to check on clearances and if I needed to do the decorative brickwork now or if it could wait. Waiting will work in this case.|
|I remembered to prime the walls this time. MDF just soaks up paint so primer is very important.|
|The edging layer of dark reddish brown|
|The dirty white mid tone concentrated to the center|
|And the pure white added after that.|
|The center section glued together. Note the white thumbprint. It doesn't seem to matter how careful I am I still manage to get paint someplace it shouldn't be.|
|The wings glued together and ready to be attached to the center.|
|Glues up quite nicely|
|And the other side|
|And a quick check to make sure it actually fits on the foundation. There is a large waiting platform piece that will cover the area between the foundation wall and the building itself, its not a mistake this time!|
|I'll need to stop assembly at this point to do the brickwork on the exterior. I want to do the exterior brick, the interior floors and the chimney at the same time.|