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Painting stones

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mertenspeter, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    I am working (about 3 years ;) ) on the Landsknechttrain from Andrea.

    The groundwork is comming along nice but the road is somewath lined-out with sort of gobblestones i normaly paint gobblestones Humbrol 67 and than drybushing with 67 + white and afterwards a wasch with some mix of burnt umber and sap green.

    Anybody got any other technicks on gobblestones, lime stones, french white stone etc...



    (y) Peter

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  2. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Here the stage where it is now

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  3. merty Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    hi there peter,

    you could try banging the cobblestones against your head and see what colour it turns to :lol:
    no seriously,..
    i think you did a great job so far so i don't see any reason to change technique!
    just get it finished!!
    i would like to see it in a show please..
    and yes folks 3 years already..

    see you soon :lol:
  4. Einion Well-Known Member

    I think it looks fine as it is Peter but if you'd like to vary the colours of some stones slightly you could wash some thinly in a blue-grey, others in a red-brown and so on, just to break up the single-colour appearance.

    That tree looks great by the way (y)

    Einion
  5. Cicero New Member

    Country:
    Albania
    Hey Peter,

    Nowadays I undercoat (spray) my groundwork totaly (stones, grass, trees, ...) with Humbrol's olive drab (M66). When you first see it looks quit dark but IMHO it is realy a fantastic starting colour suitable for drybrushing and/or washing with all kinds of earth tones. After the drybrushing is finished the groundwork will keep a mossy appearance which should be very conveniently for cobblestones. Try it, you will be amazed.

    groetjes en tot dinsdag (?)

    Johan
  6. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Peter. I look forward to seeing the scene come together.
  7. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    here is the finisht groundwork picture1

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  8. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    picture 2

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  9. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    picture 3

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  10. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    picture 4

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  11. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    and at last picture 5

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  12. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    That looks real............excellent work on the groundwork Peter. Looking forward to seeing the figures mounted on it now.
  13. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    I am now struggling with the atempt of making mud to stick on wheels and feet etc... any sugestions?
  14. merty Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    hello, very well done, i 'm glad to see you got the tape off allright!
    how about the mig pigments? didn't it work out?

    :)
  15. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    I am now experimenting with the MIG pigments diluted with water, white spirith and some varnishes i wil see how it turns out

    (y) Peter
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Peter,

    You must consider, dry or wet mud, and from there on choose the colour. With varnish it looks wet, when the turpentine or water is vaporeted the look is very difficult from the wet.
    Maybe mix some MIG pigments, take some different colours on one wheel.
    And remember less is even better.
    You be sure to bring it with you next thuesday.

    Marc
  17. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    I am now working on the assembly, i was not verry pleased with the bolt and fastener that came along with the kit :( plus it would be verry dificult to assemble :angry:
    So i try to make some new ones (2 pieces)

    this was the original bolt and fastener

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  18. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Here are some pictures of the proces

    pic 1

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  19. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Some fine steel wire a toothpic a fine dril and milliput

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  20. mertenspeter Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    I made it a bit bigger so it look more realistic.
    The wooden part can be seperated from the milliput part for easy assembly.
    now making the fastener and then painting the lot

    here is how it wil be used

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