Project 02 - The Linka house
The first Linka brick house I built, not made from any plans, just a bit of imagination and a lot of messing around to get it right.
Having completed my Linka house I then went around carefully filing the edges of the roofs and windows to make sure it was all nice and smooth and ready for painting.
Painting the Brickwork
There are and will be many articles on this website about painting, so I will not try to cover it on each step by step series, at the time of finishing this article there are plans to put a lot of painting workshops on the site, so here is just one of them to get you started Painting Linka Brick Casts
Creating the Model
I have tried to put in a number of images that show you how I progressed in creating this Linka Model, you should be able to see the how the construction came along as you click on each image, Again I used Herculite 2 in order to cast my Linka pieces.
Painting the Roof
I mixed some acrylic paint, mainly white with a little black until I found a shade I was happy with, then I just painted the whole roof with the grey, then I mixed tiny amounts of white and went around the Linka house roof painting odd tiles at random with the slightly lighter colour. The effects provide a more pleasant and realistic look to the model.
Again this is not a highly detailed step by step as are some of the later projects, however there should be enough details in the images to show you how this was constructed, the later Step by Step models will be much more detailed.
You may notice I like to use Beams on my buildings, these are not standard parts, so you will need to improvise as I have done if you want the beams, but if not you can just use the normal ridge tile linka casts.
Here I have used a plastic I beam (Lintel) which I got from a local hobby shop, then filled it with Dental SP mix, the reason is that Dental SP plaster is strong but also it does not expand very mush at all, so after a lot of experimenting I found this works best and is fairly easy to extract from the plastic, Great for roof capping or whatever else you may want to use it for
The special non Linka casts in this model are as follows, click the link to see any of these items and how you can make them.