|Before they were broken - Pre painted by Fieldworks|
To be precise I had a large tube of Epoxy Glue and more patience than I thought I possessed. So I sat down and pieced the shattered resin back together using Superglue and then used the Epoxy resin to strengthen the joins. It wasn't pretty but the rebuilt model is stronger (and faster?) than before.
The repaired models now needed a quick repaint but nothing too drastic. Most of the exterior received a couple of washes of watered down Devlan Mud (50/50 with distilled water) to darken the overall effect. The Tiled roofs were also washed but slightly darker. I they they look much better as a result. The intrior of the building was given a thin coat of Ivory as this matched the original paint scheme. The interior floors had been strengthened with a thick layer of Epoxy glue covered with Tallus to look like rubble. This was given several dark coats of undiluted Devlan Mud and a light dry-brushing with Vallejo Terracotta. The whole model was given the usual coating in Satin Varnish followed by Dullcoat to seal the paint. Static grass and a few tufts were then added as finishing touches.
|After the repair and repaint|
I have learned my lesson from this little episode and I will package similar items promptly in future. Once I'd photographed the repaired buildings I immediately dug out a small box just the right size for both models to fit inside enclosed in Bubble Wrap. This was then stored in the large plastic boxes with my other terrain so short of an earthquake or the house being hit by a meteorite I think they are safe now!