Martel warehouse) it turned into a fairly convincing N scale building. I don't know what this building is, or what it could be. Some sort of temple, church or something? Whatever it is, its a good urban facade that is unusual and will look really nice I think.
kit-bashed/scratch-built Arnold structure.
I do have to say, facades are a lot of fun. I think I enjoy focusing energy on just the 'faces' and not having to put a lot of thought or effort into the 'rest of the building'!
One other thing that I did that was different was my painting technique for the three Artitec buildings (most noticeable on the 'temple' building as well as the 5 story facade). I tried I technique I read (or looked at) in the French model train magazine "Loco Review" (no, I can't read French, but the photos are pretty good - plus some of the words can be looked up or are easily translatable to English!).
Anyway, the technique is to paint the buildings in all black paint (spray can is fine - similar in a way to how Games Workshop / Warhammer painting is recommended), and then spray over the black with an air brush. Because I'm lazy, I usually prefer spray cans to the air brush (cleaning and all that!) but I have to say the little bit of extra effort to use the air brush (and the nice pallette of paints available) really makes the details pop and the black under-coat really gives a natural texture to the surface that the rather crude coverage of a spray can can't match.
Hopefully in my next post I'll have things lit up and shining on the layout!