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Author Topic: Help wanted: How to make look plaster like old concrete  (Read 50175 times)
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« Reply #45 on: July 14, 2013, 12:27:31 AM »

Well, I think these results came out quite well....especially when they are in place, in context, and have some additionl dirt and staining on them.

The only nit-pick for your final pieces, is to not round off the outside corners and edges so much...even when tooled, and old, concrete squares /paving still generally has a pretty square-ish and straight-ish edge.
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« Reply #46 on: July 14, 2013, 03:10:47 PM »

... these pieces really look tiny ... is this H0 scale ... and what do they represent?

Yes, they are H0 scale pillars for the warehouse I´m building.
I went to the trouble of making board by board formwork, but I am not sure it is qoing to show in the end. But it was sort of fun making the little buggers.



They are a little under an inch tall.
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« Reply #47 on: July 15, 2013, 12:53:50 AM »

Wow, those look even better in close-up than they did in the wider view!  -- Dallas
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« Reply #48 on: July 15, 2013, 02:37:07 PM »

Well certainly nothing looks quite like cement than cement itself. Better yes.

Nice piers Hauk.
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« Reply #49 on: July 20, 2013, 02:10:53 PM »

G'day all,

Yes, they are H0 scale pillars for the warehouse I´m building.
... ah, thanks ...

Here I have an example of some brandnew and older concrete paving slabs for a better comparison (as actually some of them had to be replaced on my front yard):



I changed the mixture increasing the plaster part in relation to the joint mortar part, but the compound is still a little fragile/crumbly ... colouring was done with artists water colour instead of acrylic colour because of the latter containing to much latex ...





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« Reply #50 on: July 20, 2013, 10:31:11 PM »

I like it! Very nice. Lovely shading and hues.
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