The buildings have now been reshaped with windows and doorways sketched out all that needs to be added are the roofs to two sections. Each roof will be covered with tiles and this is produced using packing material and scored to represent tiles. This will cover not only the roofs but the wall and gate sections as well.
Painting the doors and windows will be easier by not gluing the individual sections together. This may mean some structures will have a slightly different colour, but that is not a problem, as that is the effect you would have with later additions to the chateau.
Thin brass rod has be shaped and cut to represent the supports for the vines. The actual “green” to be placed on the supports will be made from household cleaning pads. These will be cut into 40mm lengths and teased out to give a bushy appearance.
After all have been covered, the whole will be painted dark brown or black and flocked with a suitable green foam. Bases will also have groundwork added in the same manner as the elements.
Next post, determining the final form.