@mikeland: Cheers mate, since I've progressed my work so well (which I don't normally do) I might make a building tutorial on it. Will probably post it on terragenisis.
Got the basic bricks done with a black wash at the end (to dull it down, too light otherwise). Detail on them and wear effect/dust/broken pieces and fading will be done next. .. that was painstakingly painted brick by brick but I think it's paid off, what you think?
Got to say that's not going to be fun doing that on the side of the house which is pretty much all bricks.. .
“conscribe te militem in legionibus. pervagare orbem terrarium. inveni terras externas. cognosce miros peregrines. eviscera eos” ̴ “Join the legions, see the world, travel to foreign parts, meet interesting and exotic people, and disembowel them.”