The Future Urban Development Projct is well underway. Here is the first of my Mad Mecha Guy Shops with Green Roofs:
I didn't use too many fancy tricks or techniques on this. The shop and roof were both sprayed with white primer and painted with Model Master Camouflage Gray. Then I picked out the door and window frames with P3 Meridus Blue, painted the interior floor with Vallejo Heavy Bluegray, and the roof with Vallejo Heavy Brown. Then I flocked the roof with Woodland Scenics turf and sealed it with white glue.
I avoided gluing the roof in place .Even though it's a small building, there is room inside for 15mm figures if the game/scenario requires it. I also wanted the windows to have some kind of glass panes. My first thought was to use a scrap of blister packaging, but it was too transparent. Rummaging around the basement, I found an old CD-ROM in a textured vinyl sleeve. I cut it to fit the insides... simple, but effective.
Now I just need to decide what this building is... my initial thought was that it would be one of the few standalone homes in my city - most residents will live in apartments, represented by Mad Mecha Guy's multi-storey condos. But now I'm thinking this will be a small business of some kind (my wife suggested "pet store"), so I'll add a few exterior signs to the building. I also need to decide how much of this paint scheme will be kept in my other buildings... I do like the pale gray color for an urban setting. Here's a shot of the building with a few of my favorite civilians and vehicles:
That's one building down, eight to go from my first order (not counting the garages). The green roofs will really stand out on an all-concrete game table. And I think they will also work on a desert table... just a little oasis of green among the endless sand dunes.