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#1 bpletcher55

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

DID THIS AS ABACK DROP FOR PHOTOS,

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#2 Ramfins59

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:41 PM

That looks great Blair.



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:50 PM

That's fantastic Blair, I love it!



#4 Tom Geiger

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:10 PM

That looks realistic and a great photo backdrop.  1946?  You've been at this a while!



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

That is cool. I hope thats not your real phone# :rolleyes:



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:40 PM

Very cool!

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:00 PM

That is cool. I hope thats not your real phone# :rolleyes:

 

Try it!  But wait a few hours....



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 07:11 PM

Nicely done.

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:40 AM

awsome !!



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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

THANKS FOR ALL THE NICE WORDS ,NO THAT IS NOT MY NUMBER ,

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 11:56 AM

Nice work!  Add my praise to all the others!

 

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

THIS WAS MADE FROM FOAM BACKER BORED FOR POSTERS ,I CARVED EACH BRICK AND PAINTED THEM ,THEN WEATHERED THEM,EVERY THING IS SCRATCH BUILT,I,M GOING TO DO A COMPLETE GARAGE THE SAME WAY SO IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME,THERE ARE 2000 BRICKS IN THE ONE HERE,

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:14 AM

Hi Blair, Awesome work on this... I'm in the middle of making preparations to do my own diorama and would like to know how you went about weathering the bricks... they look absolutely real and would love to know your technique.

 

Here are some tests that I've tried. I too used a piece of foam board with the paper torn off of one side. I then measured and carved the lines for the bricks and painted them. I used acrylic paint.

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I was thinking the pattern on the far left but I'm still undecided. Any help would be appreciated thanks!


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:49 AM

RUSTY ,LIKE THE NAME! ,I USE THE WATER BASE PAINTS THAT YOU CAN BUY AT ANY ARTS/CRAFT STORE EVEN WALLMART HAS THEM ,THAT IS THE ONLY PAINTS I USE, I GOT MINE AT MICHEALS ,JUST A LOT OF DIFFERENT SHADES OF BROWNS AND REDS AND RUST COLORS, TRY BRUSH IT ON THEN I USED CHALK ALIGHT TAN COLOR DUSTED ON AND SPRED WITH A TRY BRUSH AND BLOW OFF WHAT YOU DONT WANT,I HOPE THIS HELPS,

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:33 PM

That came out very nicely, Blair. I especially like the sign.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:34 AM

Thanks Blair, I think the chalk dust might be my answer here.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:45 AM

RUSTY YOU ARE WELCOME,HOPE TO SEE WHAT YOU ARE BUILDING SOON,

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:27 PM

Very nice!

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:24 AM

That looks like a lot of work, but well worth the effort. 

 

I keep promising myself I'll build one of these too...  maybe someday.

 

David G.



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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:00 PM

Thanks Blair, I think the chalk dust might be my answer here.

 

Get the Earth Tones set. That's what I use for a lot of my weathering and rusting.  I've had the same set something like 10 years or more, so the investment goes a long way.