This was my second effort with a DPM model. Like all DPM models, one has to do a fair amount of prep work to get the building ready for assembly. Take your time to get the imperfections from the molding process removed and smoothed out. And, of course, the beveled edges have to be sanded square as well to get the building squared up. With the appropriate amount of patience, these issues can be addressed property. I very much like the extent of the architectural details on this model. The cornice and window treatments are especially nice. Again, take your time to paint the details, and the model will look very nice. The architectural details on my version of the model were all painted by hand with brush -- I'm certainly not the best at this, but patient effort here will yield positive results. I also had good results with getting the brick mortar to show -- wash is made with 5 drops of water, 5 drops of 70% rubbing alcohol, and one squirt of ammonia cleaner for every one drop of acrylic paint (I went with white paint). Overall, this will be a nice addition to the small Victorian era town in my layout. I'm looking forward to finishing some detailing and getting it installed!
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