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BASTONE

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by SRP, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Just started a new scene which, like my previous post incorporates a ruin....so I thought I'd explain in more detail I how do ruins and rubble.
    I'll explain over a few posts (in case it starts getting a bit boring)
    First I gave the white brick work a scrub with acrylic yellow (all paints used are acrylic) this will eventually 'bleed' through further washes to create a natural highlight to the bricks. Don't cover the whole...just scrub onto fairly large areas.
    Next..take a medium red brown and wash thinly all over...don't worry about covering the yellow..just tone it down a bit.
    The rubble in the picture is cat litter...cat litter passed through a sieve for finer rubble.bits of balsa wood and home made bricks.
    I made these by rolling out modeling clay, then cut it into strips. When dry you can cut it into brick lengths...or even snap it to represent broken/damaged ones.
    More in next post.

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  2. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    BASTONE 2

    Next move is to wash the whole with a black brown wash...making sure you get into all the gaps and cracks. If you put areas on too thick..just run over it with a brush loaded with water.
    Also paint the brick rubble in the same fashion. Don't worry about being too precise at this stage...just roughly wash over them.

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  3. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very effective Steve. Where's the brickwork from?
    Carl.
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Fantatsic SBS Steve, thanks for sharing your technique with us. I'm following with interest.
  5. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    BASTONE 3

    Next I painted all stone areas with a light grey..this will stand out a bit until washed and toned down
    When dry, I washed the grey stone and ALL the rubble with the black brown..and at this stage the window frame was painted.
    Next I toned down the frame and started to dry brush the rubble and stone with the same light grey...adding a bit of white for the lightest highlights on the stone.

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  6. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This bits from Verlinden..via Historex...it's part of a bigger scene but I like to break them up to use on smaller scenes...plus they go further..!!!!
  7. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Looks very good to me.:)
  8. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    BASTONE 4 last one

    I dirtied the window with a brownish wash...which runs nicely into cracks scribed with a scalpel blade..... and put a few VERY light washes of yellow and then red brown on the rubble. A little black wash UNDER bricks etc to give a false shadow...and that's it. For an added effect you can put a sign/lights/bullet holes etc on/in the wall.
    This really is a simple way of achieving a brick effect without too much effort and works on any scale. This particular one is 1/35 scale.
    Don't try and be too precise...paint loosely and ENJOY it.
    Hope this was of interest...and I didn't ramble on too much.
    Just got to think of a figure to go on it now....!

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  9. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Steve
    Thanks for taking the time to post this SBS. Much appreciated. I have an 'Eastern Front' vignette planned for 2011 and I will definitely give your technique a go.
    Cheers
    Paul
  10. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve , looks real to me mate , the washes give the whole thing such depth .
    Sam
  11. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  12. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent stuff Steve (y)
  13. Nick Majerus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Steve,

    Thanks for the great SBS of a brick wall ruin. It was very informative and well done! Just what I needed for a future project.

    Nick
  14. Black Army Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Steve,

    I like your subject, but I think only one thread is enough for one SBS, do not?
    ;)

    By the way congratulations!

    Cheers,
    Balázs
  15. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Gordy.....
  16. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for that Carl...much appreciated.
  17. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks all for your kind comments.....
    Steve
  18. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Really very useful information about this piece of restoration and destruction of a wall, but signs of an explosion.
    Thanks Steve!!!

    Alexandros
  19. Cvikings67 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Steve for the sbs it is very helpful.
    Chris
  20. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work Steve.
    One remark: it is Bastogne and the English people speak it out as Bastone.:):)

    Marc

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