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As mentioned in my layout feed I have purchased some plaster retaining walls from a seller on ebay and they need a little bit of work on them. Mainly painting so they look good and realistic.

I was wondering if anyone can help me with any suggestions on how to paint the archways? What is the best way of doing it? Humbrol paints? washes?

Any suggestions would be helpfull.

The picture below is the picture from the listing.

Hood Rectangle Automotive design Automotive exterior Bumper
 

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How do again Kain,

I use woodland scenic pigments for my stuff they do a good concrete one that could come in for yours though the moulding is stone type, or a water based paint of the appropriate colour thinned down would work find the base colour you want it to be and use other shades to enhance it when happy use washes and drybrushing to bring out the details.
In certain areas you could have moss growing out also another addition if you wished would be drainage pipes in odd places if its a long expanse of wall, practice technique on the reverse of a mouldint if you have one spare.

Heres a few vids to show tehcniques that can be used they might not be of walling but the principles are the same

http://tinyurl.com/6ltnzs

http://tinyurl.com/57gnnj

Similar walling to yours though the guy has put a concrete wall atop his walling might be an idea for you having a shortfall in height, behind the wall on top you could have a road ? to add interest.

http://tinyurl.com/6bw4og

Here i used a base coat and washes /drybrushing to bring out the rocks.

You know i'm not running off any where
so about for a chat if you wish.
 

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QUOTE (zmil @ 29 Oct 2008, 10:48) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Kain

You have been quiet for a while
Have a look at Neils Walls as they are made of plaster as well Here

I am sure he explains how he coloured the walls

Regards zmil

Hi Zmil,

Neils thread there has given me some ideas as well
another link useful Kain may find interesting to keep is one he possbliy missed ......... more on Neils layout.

http://www.modelrailforum.com/forums/index...sic%20landscape
 
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