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Old 25-02-2017, 10:57 AM   #1
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Hi all
i have made a video on how to make concreted areas, i use the same technique when making single lane crossings.

most of you have proberally would have seen this technique so more aimed for the newbies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03OG3eLQXWM&t=7s

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Old 25-02-2017, 11:05 AM   #2
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Thanks for that, interesting. I think it is a bit too white. Concrete is only white ish when fresh, it soon changes to a darker colour. I use balsa painted with concrete coloured paint.
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Old 25-02-2017, 01:23 PM   #3
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powdered filler mixed with dark grey emulsion paint,
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I've used DAS clay for the concrete in my harbour area. Takes paint well once dry.
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polyfilla mixed with water and PVA glue . With some Acrylic paint. The PVA stops the filler from cracking. This as been done on the clubs layouts aswell as mine .

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I've used plaster of Paris. Works best if mixed thick as too watery and it will run away. Maybe use playdough as shuttering.
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Yes plaster of paris works well
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Hiya Jamie
Good post we all have our way of doing things but it was good of you to share yours and many people will find it usefull
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I'm doing a concrete base at the moment and used plasticard cut down to size and sprayed with a primer, just waiting to put the final coat on now with an airbrush.
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Van Dyck Crystals are use with wood glues to change the colour there mixed in hot water going from very light brown to black, there could be a use in model railways if a brown'ish colour is required.....

http://www.axminster.co.uk/liberon-v...ystals-ax21990
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