All of our models are cast in pewter. New pewter is simply a cleaned and brushed shiny finish. New gold, new copper, or new bronze are metallic coatings professionally applied to the new pewter. All three are shiny and not antiqued.
Antiquing is the addition of black or brown stain applied to a new finish to create the appearance of shadowing or age. Finish coat is a clear lacquer that is over sprayed to protect the base color from oxidation and handling marks. We highly recommend it. Highlights are added to accentuate lighter or prominent details.
By selecting any or all of the four pulldown menus all color options are available. Note: Some buildings do not have options or the full set of pulldowns and some combinations are not possible. Blue and Green stains cannot be applied to painted buildings. If you like the pictured building's color and finish, simply leave the four option boxes as is.