I tried another brand of shingles for this model that I really like. They are from Laser-Art Designs, a department of Branchline Trains which is another one of the model railroad laser cut manufacturers. The material is much heavier and has some texture to it. I was able to get a slightly fancier shingle at Caboose Hobbies which should help make the station stand out a bit more.. These shingles were a bit more expensive but the pack comes with two large sheets of shingles and I didn't use a full sheet for this building so I probably have enough for at least two more buildings, maybe three depending on the sizes of the roofs. Very nice product.
There is a little bit more paintwork going on as well. I used a white ink (from Liquitex) thinned down and use that to fade the yellow and the green a bit more. Trying to give it a more faded look. Unfortunately it doesn't really show up in the pictures very well. Neither does the detail on the roof, so look close!
Pictures, lots of pictures!
First up a look at the shingles
Then its on to paintwork. I wanted a darker green for the base color, so out came the Vallejos
The third color was a bone color from reaper, a very light grey that was applied working up from the edge to the peak. Unfortunately it is really washed out by all the light. So you are basically seeing the finished builidng at this point, with the additional color fade applied to the building's yellow and green surfaces.
Overall I enjoyed working on the railroad station. I think it could stand some improvements but its still going to look good on the table. I'll be doing some additional weathering once I mount its base. There is a whole stage of weathering that will be applied to all of the buildings to tie them together, but that stage won't happen till I'm much closer to actually building the boards themselves.