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SteamGene

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« on: July 11, 2009, 06:07:17 PM »

I've gotten rather disgusted with the "concrete" paint available from railroad paint companies.  I've found that I can find large cans in the decorator section of Lowe's and Wal-Mart that do a much better job of representing concrete. Rust-0-leum's "Oregano" and " Fossil" and Krylon's "Sand" and "Rock" look more like the concrete I've seen, at far less the cost! 
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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2009, 08:40:28 PM »

I just use regular grey paint for concrete, good enough for me.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2009, 08:50:32 PM »

polly s concrete is perfect for me
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jonathan


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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2009, 09:19:29 PM »

I usually start with a very light tan to represent freshly poured concrete or cement.  Then I dry brush various shades of grey to represent aging of the concrete.  For brick and mortar, I use light grey if the building is old and light tan if the building is newer.  Keep in mind I'm partially color blind, but that's what I observe in protypical structures, platforms and sidewalks.  Also, I've found I can make just about any shade I need, mixing up various Apple  Barrel paints.  They're cheap, finish flat, don't stink and are water soluble.

Just my two cents.

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Jonathan
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2009, 10:10:08 AM »

Thanks for the great suggestions guys...I'll work them into my modeling. Luckily there wasn't too much concrete/cement in rural 19th century America. I've bookmarked this thread for future reference. Like Pdlethbridge, I also have used Polly S Aged Concrete paint - then go over it with weathering powders. I will try Gene's idea of using Rustoleum and Krylon paints...always willing to try something new.

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Ray
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