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 Posted: Tue Sep 1st, 2009 06:09 pm
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Ok last night as a final job for the day i base painted the stone colour on the outside walls i used artists acylics using black and white to create the colour i wanted i just use a jam jar sort of lid to mix adding water to make it less stodgy.

Something i should point out with these artists acrylics they do give a sort of semi gloss finish so bear this in mind i find when i do the next stage that dulls down but Mike may know a way to do this properly if you want a more matt look




mortar joints next

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 Posted: Tue Sep 1st, 2009 07:26 pm
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On my screen Brian that colour is as blue as you can get and yet you say you only used black and white, or did you mean blue and white?



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 Posted: Tue Sep 1st, 2009 07:35 pm
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yes it is grey but it hints blue but when you do the whiteover it dulls down im about to start that and you will see what i mean

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Did you give a footprint for the completed model Brian? That includes possible steps, frontages etc.



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There will be a footpath in front that will go underneath and act as a base but i will not add that untill i am sure of position and other aspects of the area i am creating.

I knew this little village scene would take some time to create so i decided to leave everything else and just concentrate on this at the moment

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I now have done the white mortar joint painting for the benefit of anyone not sure how to do this i will try explain my method

first i put a squirt of artists acylic white in a pot




Then i mix some water with it to make it nice and runny as you want it to go in all the joints well




Next i then do this in sections holding the building flat to allow gravity to assist i liberally paint the runny white mix over the whole thing ensuring all the cracks get paint in them.




I then leave it no more than 3-4 minutes then get a piece of kitchen roll and gently brush of excess paint it does not require heavy rubbing it leaves paint in the joints and lightens the dark grey basecoat the bonus is the more elevated stones more white comes off leaving a variation in colour of the stones




you can see the result here on  small section the paint here is still wet really




It is quick to do i would suggest to experiment with a gash bit of plasticard if you want to try it

cheers Brian

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Looking very good, Brian. The colour looks perfect now.

You can always rub pastel dust over it to kill the shine, then spray with artists fixative. You could even just spray it if you didn't want to run the risk of changing its colour with the pastels. If you use spray be warned it will frost windows.
There's a range of paints out now called Absolute Matte but I haven't tried them out.
Jo Sonja's background colours don't have much sheen at all. I can highly recommend them. Their "Charcoal" is a marvellous near-black which dries very dull indeed, and is helpful in dulling anything else mixed with it.

Mike

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Coming together very well Brian - nice one!

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Patience - the man seems to know what he is doing!

Not only does the stone look a lot better now a couple of stages later but there are a good many brightly-painted stone cottages in the south west which can be represented on the T&P. Including blue ones!

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Works for me HP, so far so good.



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Man after my own heart, that's how I do mine :thumbs

Coming along really well Brian, such a good thread :thumbs

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looks like this parrot fella has been taking notice on here!
looking good Brian, i need to do the same in brick.

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Looking good Brian, that technique really brings out the detail in the stone.

I'm with Bob, on my computer I am getting a mixture between photos of gray and blue, but mostly blue.

They both look fine though. :roll:

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Its due to my inability to take photograhs properly the actual thing doesnt actually look blue with the white added i will atempt to get a phot that shows the true to eye colour.

Not done anything this evening as have not been feeling to good so i have not even ventured to the shed.

cheers Brian

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The penultimate picture depicts the colour more like you want us to see I would think Brian.



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Robert wrote: The penultimate picture depicts the colour more like you want us to see I would think Brian.
I think the last but one is better, Bob :roll::roll::roll:

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I thought I was being clever there Jeff. Ah well, another time maybe.



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You were Bob, far too clever for me :exclam:exclam :mutley:mutley

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Gwent Rail wrote:
Robert wrote: The penultimate picture depicts the colour more like you want us to see I would think Brian.
I think the last but one is better, Bob :roll::roll::roll:



It's like listening to Murray Walker again :mutley

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I see you are using the same method as myself for the mortar courses Brian.
I tend to use a slightly different colour though.
I use a "magnolia" colour as mortar is very rarely pure white. The small test pots of emulsion paints from the DIY stores are ideal for this sort of work.
I tend to use the paint straight out of the pot. Covering the whole wall, then rub off the surface of the stones when dry. I thrn dry brush the main stone colour over the top. again I use emulsion test pots for this. Mostly grey in my case.

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