Over the Holiday weekend, I painted the "Sokolnitz" Castle (a "birdhouse purchased at Michael's for a few dollars earlier this month). The color scheme is inspired by the actual Sokolnitz castle that was a feature of the Austerlitz battlefield.
The birdhouse had "blocks" etched into the wood on the front face only; they are lacking on the other faces. After painting, I outlined the grooves with a brown micron pen on the yellow portions, and black on the brown portions. I considered drawing them in on the other faces, and decided it was too much work for too little benefit. Besides, they don't appear on the Castle (Chateau) being modeled.
The final result looks good enough, I think, although in overall style it's sort of a hybrid of Sokolnitz, Neuschwanstein, and Disney! In any event, it's done in time for the Austerlitz battle this Saturday!