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........ cue Ember ........
 

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Err, thanks, I think.


A coat of slightly greenish grey plaster brushed all over might help give you a starting point. Just for some texture really. Then it's just a matter of building up colour with washes. Green greys and blue greys. I use paint brush and washes because it's what I'm most comfortable with.

There is no right or wrong. Try it. If you like it, keep it. If you don't, repaint.

Last thing I'd do would be dry brush grimey blackish exhaust build up over the lower walls and a little on the ceiling.
 

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Thanks Ember.....I'll give it ago...any links to any example pictures of your work..

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Have you ever seen when you mix cement/concrete that any of the overspill water/cement dries to the same colour as the cement. Why not try using a little bit of cement dust with water and mix to a consistency that you can brush it on and maybe touch up with some paint colours to what look you actually require. A mate of mine was studying Architecture at univesity years ago and had to make models quite often, due to him being so precise with wanting to actually use the correct materials he pretty much never finished on time but I still remember him using the cement for paths, concrete slabs etc to get the look he wanted.

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Interesting idea Matt.

Simon, really the only examples of my work that are around are on my track (see signature link). I'm only learning this stuff and largely making it up as I go along. Experimentation will teach you more than large slabs of reading, says she who is currently perusing a model rail mag for ideas. (Did I just admit that in public?
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QUOTE (Ember @ 4 Nov 2011, 23:08) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Experimentation will teach you more than large slabs of reading, says she who is currently perusing a model rail mag for ideas. (Did I just admit that in public?
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While we are in a confessional mood, can I confess to this too
 

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I used wall filler, sanded down a bit then added washes of colour. Seems to give a good texture.
 

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QUOTE (AAWSCC @ 6 Nov 2011, 04:28) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Shame on you Ember, and there was me thinking that one such as you would never turn to the dark side for tips.

Yeah. It's sad I know. They should be sold in plain brown jackets though.. I don't know how ma.y times i've had to explain to an eager model roader that I only buy it for the scenics.
 

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Heres a couple of photos to give you some idea of colour. Concrete is grey usually the shade colour of the grey is more to do with the gravel they dig out of the local quarry nearest the concrete plant that is producing the concrete. Put some pencils line in for expansion joints or to produce the effect of smaller slabs joined together.







 
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