The O-gauge MTH Firehouse is an awesome animated structure that always grabs attention on our Whiskey Flats layout. As good as it is, I believe that I can always make something better. The exterior looked fine but not realistic. After painting a few random bricks in different colors I gave it a mortar wash to bring out the brick detail. Excellent results for a single afternoons work. It looks far better in person and you are welcome to come in and see for yourself at Branson Hobby Center. The bottom photograph is a behind the scenes look at how I leveled the firehouse while applying the wash.