I took a bit longer than expected, but I finally finished the beer cellar wall element. Last time the brick wall was all finished and only the beer barrels needed some paint, so here we go!
I wanted them to look old, so I changed the red-brown basecoat to a grey-brown and added a couple drops of white to the base for the highlights. Once again I use cheap acrylic wall paint. A medium brown without too much red works well as a base. The Hirst Arts barrel have nice, deep wood grain, so they are easy to drybrush. On the left you see the highlighted barrel on the right the barrel before the highlight.
Now its time to paint the metal parts. Here I use Vallejo Model Color 179 Gunmetal Grey for the basecoat, and 177 Oily Steel as well as 171 Silver for the highlights. I mix Gunmetal and the Oily steel about 50:50 for the first highlight and then drops of silver for all successive highlights. All there is to do now is to fix the barrels to the wall segment. I used some UHU all purpose adhesive and it holds very well.
All done and time to present the final wall segment with some other Hirst Art bits:
Naturally one can get even fancier and add some moss to the barrels and put them on a proper base so that they can stand freely.