making first diorama.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 10:38 AM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:42 AM
By weathered , there are several ways one can depict older concrete. You can have grease stains , pools of oil , cracks , gravel showing , I dunno Chris , you need to give me an idea as to what effect you're trying to achieve .
Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:47 AM
Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:16 PM
i wanna go for the grease and oil stains and some small cracks. i saw this diorama on line that i liked the floor of some something like that is what im going for.
That's fairly easy.
1. If you want the block look, score the board first to simulate the sections of floor.
2. Paint the board with water-based flat gray paint. Oil-based paints may damage the foam-core.
3. Using dry-brushing, brush on varying shades of gray, black , brown/rust and other colors. The idea is to slightly discolor the board, not completely coat it.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:19 PM
watered down brown/black acrylic paints make good oil stains.....whatch what you use since some stuff will burn foam, try on scrap peices if you aren't sure
Edited by Bigjeff, 16 October 2013 - 12:19 PM.
Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:54 PM
O K , to do grease stains , generally, I'll use a combination of both a Semi Gloss acrylic Black and Flat black . The best looking color to me that represents concrete is from Michaels art stores . Go to the water based paints and get the El Cheap-o Color Smart brand . They have a color called Suede . You'll have to put a few coats as this paint isn't very opaque . Still, you can achieve some really good results out of this paint . To do some cracks in a piece of Foam core , take a pencil and literally draw jagged lines using a VERY DULL POINT . Then coat the board with the suede paint , swab some Burn't Umber , ( A Dark Brown ) into the cracks and wipe up the excess as fast as ya can .
I included some old dioramas I've done over the years all depicting different gas stations . Maybe one of the shots will help explain ............
Posted 17 October 2013 - 03:50 PM
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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:59 AM
Chris , you "Aced the course " . Now go to work .......................
Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:34 PM
You're off to a good start, Chris. As you continue to work, it'll get easier and the results will improve.
We'll still look forward to what you do with this project and support you as much as needed.
Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:31 PM
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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:59 PM
is a little sample of how it looks. now its time to start the full diorama .