I really need to practise this technique. Getting it right is so fiddly. Vue ‘cooperates’ by making the model completely invisible in all the viewports, and I have to render to see what I’ve actually got. It’s probably a graphics card issue.
Rendered out from Vue and painted over. Pretty basic paint job, but I quite like working this way. The geo needs to support it though – here the roof edges are a bit too sharp to work with the thatch idea. Would be better with a slate roof. Anyway, I like the process. I should be thinking of putting some more detailed, heroic, element up front, but for the moment I just want to get this down pat.