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Berlin 1945: Building
Simon
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 01:23 AM UTC
Hi there

Here is my recent ruin: Verlindens Ruined Ortskommandantur. I'll use it for a dio for the Berlin Campaign. Perhaps I ought to post this post there?

Anyway, here it is:

1. Primer added (Humbrol Light Grey 64, thinned with water)


2. First coat of paint. The wall is Beige (Valejo 917), the bricks are Red Leather (Valejo 818) and the stonework is Neutral Grey (Valejo 992)


3. Almost finish. Now I have to add some posters, and make the interior


Comments, critique and remarks are welcomed.

Thanks in advance

Simon
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 01:28 AM UTC
Nice dramatic change in the last two photos - I like it.
I personally would put a thin dark wash in the creases of the stones. Just to set them off a little bit more. Maybe a burnt umber wash or a dark gray.
MiamiJHawk
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 01:44 AM UTC
Okay, Scott beat me to it:

When Scott mentioned a nice wash to pick out the
the mortar between the stones, that is just what I
thought as I looked at your pictures. BTW, I like
the way you "rendered" the Third Reich (I hope that is
the correct term, at least a term that will give you my
meaning) emblem over the window on the left piece
of wall in your pictures.

Would you consider adding some other tones to the
wall besides that beige yellow? To add more eye
appeal to the walls, such as some stones with a tint
of tan or some with a tint of mauve, or some stones
with a tint of tan, etc. etc.?
Simon
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 01:52 AM UTC
Hi

Thanks for your replies. I'll add more effects to the stones, as you mentioned, as well as paint the bricks in variations of grey etc.

My key issue is wether the beige colour is right or? I kinda like it, but what do think? I think it is too yellow?

Well, thanks again for your replies. Its appreciated.
sonnyboy
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 02:02 AM UTC
hello simon. It looks realy good. better then my buildings, still trying to sort out how to wheater the buildings. How do you do that?
blockhaus
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 02:25 AM UTC
HEllo ,
good paint , however I also think that the walls need a bit of ore weatering.
and one question. these rectangles in the wall no are stones, in fact is stucco with the lines scribbed in in.
the wall must be painted as is are stucco.colour is rigth only need a bit of raw sienna or humber
CArlos
Simon
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Posted: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 12:56 PM UTC

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in fact is stucco with the lines scribbed in



You're absolutely right. Why havn't I noticed that? I'll have to make a mix of stucco and bricks then. Thanks for reminding.


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trying to sort out how to wheater the buildings. How do you do that?



Glad you like the effect. As you can see in the second picture the walls and the bricks and stonework have got a first coat of paint. Thats my way of doing it; I do the same thing with vehicle - paint it all in its "original" colour, and then weather it. I suppose thats the common way to do it? As for the weathering: I believe you could find 12.000 ways and tips on this one, so here is mine:

- First weathering is a darker tone (dark grey, dark brown) than the original (here: Beige). The paint is thinned with water, so you'll have to give it three or four layers of this thin paint. Since it is plaster the paint is drying quite quickly. Plaster is thirsty...

- Next choose a brighter tone a dry-brush with a darker wall colour (here: Sand yellow) to highlight the walls

- Return to the very dark colours (black and dark brown) thinned with water and painted onto the wall

- Finally dry brush with light grey on the bricks and the wall to highlight it a little bit more

Thats it. It sounds complicated, but to be honest I made this building last evening (some 2 hours work).

Thanks for your replies.

Simon
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