First, I need to connect them and fill in the cracks where the pieces meet, which is quite obvious here.
Note: When I first used the molds years ago I attempted to use resin instead of plaster. Unfortunately, the resin ate into the mold, hence the rough texture you see here. So much for THAT idea!
I turn each piece over and glued them together on a flat surface using glue on the back edges to minimize glue seepage onto the front.
Although probably not needed, I glued a small square of paper on the back for extra strength. Musta been in a fog when I took the photo.
Once dry, I flipped the piece right-side up and over-filled the joint cracks with neutral gray paint with spackling filler added. I then gently brushed the excess away with an old flat toothbrush, stroking at 45 degree angles.
When dry I painted the entire surface neutral gray.
I’m inspired by Alfrik’s post about speed painting bricks:http://armoredink.blogspot.com/2009/05/speed-painting-brick-walls.html
Basil Hoch proudly announces to the world that a new brick wall section has been completed.