I have spent my spare time this month assembling mdf buildings for Bolt Action. For Christmas, I received kits for a Bakery and Bank, both made by Charlie Foxtrot Models. I finished off the Bakery using Colin Farrant's trusty Chinchilla dust render, which gives a great texture to the outside walls. I kept the bank walls smooth but applied two layers of emulsion paint which still creates a slightly rough plaster effect. I kept the Bakery finish quite bright and weathered the walks of the bank. I wanted some variety between finishes as in the average high street, buildings are repainted at different times, not all together. I decided not to use the Banque de France sign but instead to make a German Feldgendarmerie sign. I figured that this might make for a more interesting back story.
Still on a terrain jag, I then built a ruined enclosure using wall sections by Tamiya. I wanted this to be more like a neglected pen than recent battle damage. It should provide a bit of interest on the outskirts of my village.
I now have three intact buildings and a privy, not yet a metropolis but we're on the way. My next aim is to assemble two or three damaged buildings and some sheds, back yards and general debris.