Mural with iron fences Mural with iron fences (WiP) back to the Gallery Index For quite some time I was dreaming about some murals (cobblestone walls) with iron fences. It had been very difficult to find some well done but still affordable plastic sprues with iron fences. With the measures of the fences given I could start working on the walls. Then I built the molds of the six masters and cast the first murals in my usual black Dental plaster (Class 4). Now it was time to paint the models. Here comes a short step-by-step guide of my new painting technic: I started by mixing up two different colored dry pigments from MIG (Composite and Dry Mud) with enamel thinner from HUMBROL. With an old brush I applied this mixture to the wall piece. The following picture shows the result after some drying time. With a wet papier tissue I removed the pigment color from the raised surfaces of the natural stones. The next step is to paint the surfaces of the single stones by carefully drybrushing them with acrylic colors.
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texturemate.com - Free Textures, Brushes, Patterns, and Design Articles! | Welcome to my Repository of Free Textures, Brushes, Patterns and Design Articles. Ruined Cathedral Detailing and painting a ruined Cathedral (WiP) back to the Gallery Index Over the last weeks I worked on another old project. After more than 10 years I finally started painting the Ruined Cathedral from Armorcast. This is a fantastic model with lots of details. Back in 2002 I shot the pictures above. I restarted the project by gluing 2 wallpiece together at a time with 2 component glue. The next step was to prime the models. The next step was to drybrush the whole models with a very light beige. Then the whole models got a wash with a thin brown mix of AERO COLOR Airbrush Colors from Schmincke (black, umbra and burnt sienna). After the wash was dry, I once again gave a careful drybrush with the light beige to the models. To add some variety I decided to give some parts of the cathedral a burnt out look. In this step I colored single stones with thin washes. The cutting and especially the glueing of the broken windows for the 48 windows was a real pain. To be continued ...
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Free 3D Models, Free CAD Models Repainted Ruined Tower (Ziterdes) Repainted Ruined Tower (from Ziterdes) back to the Gallery Index A few years ago I purchased the Watchtower "Ruin Nalog Top" from Ziterdes. It is a rearly nice model and good value for the money. It comes like all models from Ziterdes prepainted and flocked. I decided to repaint it with my new painting technics and to test the high quality vegetation from "Mini Natur" (Silflor) for the first time. The model had to much "golf like" flocked areas for my taste, so I smothed some with some ready made filler from a DIY shop. As a first painting step I primed the smothed areas with a grey acrylic color. Then started the vital part of the process. The next step was to tone different parts of the masonary with dry pigments. The last step was the application of some vegetation to give the whole model the impression of age. Here comes the pictures of the finished ruined tower. Here comes some detail shots of the finished model. Thank you for your interest. back to the Gallery Index
Used Canvas Texture Set and Sample Image Country Grunge Effect: Here's an effect which may be useful when you feel like adding some rustic grunge effects to an image using my Used Canvas textures which are some hefty downloads in MBs. Final image was composed by using "Used Canvas 2" as layer one, set at "Multiply" mode set at 80% opacity. Then "Used Canvas 5" was applied as layer two, set at "Soft Light" mode and opacity at 82%. Before shot: After shot:
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WW II Building 1 WW II Building 1 back to the Gallery Index After building and casting a lot of different items like windows, doors and shutters it was time for some new parts for another building. Pictures of the old project (Bombed out building) can be found here (WIP) and here (finished and painted). Step 1: the walls After some thoughts and sketches I found the following solution. The main material is balsa foam again. Here you can see the cutted pieces beside the masters of the older pieces. The next pictures show the ready structured pieces. This following shots are taken after building the molds. The next four pictures show how the masters of the both new and the older pieces work togester. The first step is done - the molds of the new pieces are built and the first casting is done. The next steps to do are the roof (damaged), a chimmey, the ground floor, the (damaged) upper floor and some inner walls. Step 2: The roof Here comes the first sketch of the roof. I measured the needed length and width.
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