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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:05 pm    Post subject: WIP Concrete column test; opinions requested Reply with quote

I think they are too dark, and I used a lighter color as usual! Plastic works very different from wood (duh) and the effect is ok, just too dark.

What do you lot think?

1) Fine mate, keep em as they are
2) A tad lighter would be nice
3) Looks more like a dark marble if you add black lines

The bottem part will be black or dark green (think old factories and hallways in older houses). The columns are nothing more then cash registry rolls for the paper, a plasticcard base and top and a few shots of lead inside to keep em steady btw.......recycling for free Smile





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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok well... to me concrete should never be grey in appearence.. id say go more creamy coloured and faded.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is about as creamy as it gets after 1 wash and dab with Pale Sand.





Left column in both pics.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmmm again personally the effect is too marble in appearance..


I would suggest removing the grey colour completely.. and to get a better effect drybrush horizontally around the column which will give you the appearance of layers.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2 cents, 1 or 3, depending on if you like marble.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do I always aim for one thing and discover other, not needed at the moment, things that are good as well.... Evil or Very Mad Embarassed

So, what do you think of my marble(s) then? Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like they said, try a creamy color or tan. Resembles marble really well though.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes..excellent marble effect...well done Smile Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rigsby wrote:
hmmm again personally the effect is too marble in appearance..


I would suggest removing the grey colour completely.. and to get a better effect drybrush horizontally around the column which will give you the appearance of layers.


I double this. Paint it in a lighter grey and drybrush it even lighter (but I would suggest vertically). Concrete looks more plain, not that stuctured. Imagine how a concrete column is built: Normally you would make a skeleton of steelgrid mats and put a mould made from wooden planks secured by metal rings around that. Then you would cast the concrete in there - so no layers!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes indeed it looks very marbly. The reason is concrete should be nearly uniform in color. You certainly need to go as light as the floor if they are to be concrete, else it's concrete not dry yet!
I think your dry brushing needs to be horizontal because of the way it would be poored if it was a real concrete column. And you should nearly not see any pattern.
I feel aweful in saying this because I can't imagine how I would do a good job of painting concrete. Your floors are unbelievably good so I just hope my comments spark ideas in your head.

Amazing project I take immense pleasure in following. Many thanks for posting those regular pics
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to shock you all. None of this stuff is drybrushed!

As to the concrete, I can see a concrete plant casting those nice big blocks from my window at work so I copied that grey colour as best as I could.

That works like a treat on the floor, but not on the columns, propably cause the MDF, being rough, shows it off better....I'll start over again with a much whiter, paler grey tonight and see were I end up.

I'll do a few in that marble/granite texture as well just for the hell of it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks good mate and it does look like marble .. Wink
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