Thanks to everyone on the kind words. Positive reinforcement always helps keep you moving!
Buffymcbuffer, cheers, I restored the pickup (ute here in Aus
) a few years ago now. Ive lost count of how many hundreds of hours she owes me. Shes out the shed enjoying sunshine so I can replace the radiator in my daily driver in there haha.
Glencairn my problem was modellings came first for about the last 6 weeks and the yard was looking at home for a Rudyard Kipling novel.
Lee and Railwayjim thankyou. Hopefully I can finish the shops to the standard I hope for. A trained monkey could spray red on there and put some mortar lines in but weathering.... that's something else. I really enjoy the art in seeing guys on the forum paint and weather well.
End2end when I lasered the brick work I deliberately did it on a high power so a lot of those bricks are actually cut right through. The plaster is almost sitting in there like a proper mortar! I can do a lesser power cut and just mark the bricks into the wood surface but I wanted to play.
As for the roof thats a good idea. I want to get the outside of the shops done then carry on with the layout a bit then come back and finish off some interiors so a removable roof is a must I think!