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Modélisme et impression 3D - Scale Models and 3D printing


Our models, except the Fullcolor models, have to be painted. The painting of our models is done without difficulty even by a novice modeler. It takes as much time as mounting a plastic injected kit for a more satisfactory result.

The house of the Cevennes Village in N

The PLM train station in N

Corner building in N :

Used material :

  • Matte khaki Humbrol Enamel paint
  • Matte brown Humbrol Enamel paint
  • Matte white Humbrol Enamel paint
  • Matte light beige acrylic paint
  • Matte brown acrylic paint
  • Matte gray acrylic paint
  • Satin green acrylic paint
  • Matte red acrylic paint
  • Matte white acrylic paint
  • Matte orange acrylic paint
  • Matte beige acrylic paint
  • Satin dark gray acrylic paint
  • Large paintbrush (10-15 mm wide) with wirehaired
  • Fine paintbrush (5 mm wide)
  • Thin paintbrush (2 mm wide)
  • Paint palette
  • Sponge kitchen and water pan
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Gel cyanoacrylate glue (Super Glue 3 gel)
  • Gel glue (UHU gel glue)
  • Transparent plastic sheet
  • Matte printer paper 160 g/m2

The kit consists of one part in Fritted polyamide and many in Acrylic polymer.

A primer is painted with a brush to the whole kit.

The Fritted polyamide is covered with a thick acrylic paint beige light color. Clean the remaining deposits powder before painting.

The Acrylic polymer receives Humbrol Enamel paints : khaki, brown and white. Never use acrylic paint for a first layer on this material.
See also the tutorial for painting Acrylic Polymer.


Check that the parts fit together well.

Here it was necessary to shave a little with a craft knife the top of the cornices.

Then we pass to the first coat of paint. Only water acrylic paints are used here:

- White on the moldings and plasters.
- Beige and white stamping on the stone floor.


After a few hours we can pass to the second coat of paint:

- Green on the shop.
- Grey on the gutters.
- Red on the chimneys.
- Red also on the bricks of the body of the building.

After drying of the second layer, we pass a white juice in the joints of the bricks.

This concerns chimneys but also the brick walls of the body of the building.

The technique of painting juice is quite simple. On the paint palette, diluted some paint with water. And then applied on the surface. The excess is blotted immediately with a dry brush or with a damp sponge.

After drying, we goes to the roof of the building.

It receives a red paint and before it dries, a slightly diluted orange is mixed irregularly to red.

After drying, the roof edge and chimney border receive a white border.

Finally chimney tubes receive an orange paint.

A slight dark gray juice is applied to the body of the building.

The pieces begin to be assembled with cornices. This is the Super Glue 3 gel that is used. We have to assemble the windows without glue to verify that the cornices are at the right level.

The windows are then glued.

Next comes the gluing of the lower part of the facade.

The vertical stone chaining are then put in place.

The elements of the rear façade and chimneys are glued in last.

Small dabs of paint can be applied to mask the joints.

The shop receives a slight patina with a brown juice. The masonry of the façade receives a dark gray juice at the bottom.

From the inside, the glass of the windows, curtains and the decor of the store are glued. Curtains and decor of the shop comes from a printout board.
The shutters that have received a slight dark gray juice, are also glued at this point.
These elements are glued with UHU glue gel.

The building is complete.

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