Author Topic: Old Concrete Road  (Read 932 times)

Offline tiking

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Old Concrete Road
« on: May 30, 2023, 05:01:46 AM »
I've been working on the diorama, in the above post, for a few of my trucks. I decided I wanted an old truck yard(obviously, its me), where old or almost run down trucks and trailers can be parked. I wanted the old concrete look and miscellaneous objects lying here and there to give more visual interest. So here is the start of this theme I have in my head. I intend on spreading the wall further down the diorama with more concrete and brick work for more added details and visual interest.

My methods:

1. I mixed the tile grout very heavily with moderate water to allow for quick drying.

2. I used grout (thick consistency) then I Spread it on the area, using a metal spreader. I did this outside, when the sun was out and let the heat dry the surface of the grout. As this dried quickly, it slowly produced the minuscule cracks you see.

3. Took a sponge and dabbed certain areas with it. I continued to sponge certain areas to give the grainy patches you see in a few of the photos.

4. I used a small spreader to draw over the grout to produce some of the half broken concrete patches; sub-levels, and other small u level, rocky crevices you see.

5. Then I used a black wash and let that dried for a day. Then went over it again with the same black wash. Then let it dried for an hour, then went over it with a brown wash. I will go over it again, to knock back the brown again. Will post the complete diorama when done. Hope this helps those who are probably wondering how I achieved this results.













Charles
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Old Concrete Road
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2023, 10:02:47 AM »
That is the best busted up parking lot Iíve ever seen! The grout technique gives the structure and the wash makes it real. The only thing I might ask is if there is a way to scratch or scribe some joint lines? Probably too late for that here. Looks awesome!

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Old Concrete Road
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2023, 05:20:08 PM »
That looks great! 8)

The wall is excellent. too! :smiley:

The only thing I might ask is if there is a way to scratch or scribe some joint lines? Probably too late for that here. Looks awesome!

Kerick has a point but it doesn't change the overall awesomeness. ;)
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Offline tiking

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Re: Old Concrete Road
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2023, 06:08:49 PM »
That is the best busted up parking lot Iíve ever seen! The grout technique gives the structure and the wash makes it real. The only thing I might ask is if there is a way to scratch or scribe some joint lines? Probably too late for that here. Looks awesome!

I tought about that after the grout had dried, but I will give it a try regardless. Glad you liked the results.
Charles
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Offline tiking

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Re: Old Concrete Road
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2023, 06:09:30 PM »
That looks great! 8)

The wall is excellent. too! :smiley:

The only thing I might ask is if there is a way to scratch or scribe some joint lines? Probably too late for that here. Looks awesome!

Kerick has a point but it doesn't change the overall awesomeness. ;)

Thank you.
Charles
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Old Concrete Road
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2023, 10:01:58 PM »
I might try an old razor saw blade and lightly scribe with a straight edge. If it chips a little itís no big deal. Will you spray on some clear acrylic or something to keep the dust from clinging to it?

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Re: Old Concrete Road
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2023, 11:49:07 PM »
 :smiley:
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Offline tiking

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Re: Old Concrete Road
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2023, 12:36:33 AM »
I might try an old razor saw blade and lightly scribe with a straight edge. If it chips a little itís no big deal. Will you spray on some clear acrylic or something to keep the dust from clinging to it?

Already made the scribes. Thank you.
Charles
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Offline ChernayaAkula

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Re: Old Concrete Road
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2023, 09:09:33 AM »
Okay, enough with the reference pictures! Where's the model?

 ;)
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Moritz

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