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Artitect are good however they are resin castings which are painted. These castings are made of plaster which having a high Gypsum content will simulate rock and brick well when stained with appropriate washes. While this isn't that apparent from photographs when you are up close there is a noticeable difference in realism.
 

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 1 May 2008, 22:52) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Neil,

I Didn't realise that they were gypsum bases - this will make potential distressing of them far easier.

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Hi Dave,
I have to be honest here and say that I don't know for a fact (e.g. I didn't read this on their website) that they are gypsum based however the way that they are weathering is identical to the Gyprock plasterboard medium that I use for modelling stone and brick which is a high gypsum content. When I say identical I really do mean identical. I would be very surprised if it isn't.

The bottom picture in the first post has exactly the same effect that I get with the Gyprock plasterboard. It draws the washes into it and leaves a hint of white at the surface.
 
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