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Jeff AKA St0rm

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Does this look ok?
« on: January 01, 2014, 06:21:44 PM »
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So after painting my grain elevator the seams look worse then I though they would. Should I fill in the cracks with putty and repaint or could I just weather it and make it look like cracking concrete? the crack on the left might be to big but the right one could be ok. Let me know what you guys think.


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Re: Does this look ok?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 07:39:14 PM »
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Concrete has seams.  I wouldn't sweat it.

The repeating window pattern stands out more IMO.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2014, 08:48:17 PM by wazzou »
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Re: Does this look ok?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 07:47:48 PM »
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This is like one of those "does my butt look too big" questions.
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Re: Does this look ok?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 07:50:26 PM »
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Thanks for the input. I will move on with the build.

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Re: Does this look ok?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 07:58:59 PM »
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Concrete has seams.  I wouldn't sweat it.

I agree. Seems like it should have seams. On your model the effect is very subtle. I had to look for it to find it.  Having said that I have to ask "Do the real buildings have seams?" I've only seen one and never really looked close.

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Re: Does this look ok?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 08:05:06 PM »
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If one of them really bugs you, elevators have all kinds of piping and ductwork you could use to hide the joint.
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Re: Does this look ok?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 08:18:46 PM »
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Since most of these have flat roofs, you could weather it to look like the building has a rain/mildew drainage problem. Completely plausible in my opinion.
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Re: Does this look ok?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 09:47:42 PM »
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Thanks. I feel better now.

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Re: Does this look ok?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 12:36:20 AM »
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I agree that it should have seams.  Unless the entire building was poured in one big form, it would HAVE to have seams!
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Re: Does this look ok?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 07:04:28 AM »
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You could model it as a multi-phase construction by using the seams to separate differently weathered concrete.  You see that all the time- a building is expanded and the weathering varies.

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Re: Does this look ok?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 08:16:45 AM »
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It "seams" right to me................. :facepalm:
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Re: Does this look ok?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 10:05:32 AM »
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My answer is going to be a little different.

If something doesn't look right to you it probably isn't. It might not look wrong to other people, but you're the one that has to live with it, and if you're already questioning it, you'll be looking at it forever thinking "man, I wish I would have spent 30 more minutes on this." Other people may never notice anything at all, but once you're eye catches it, it will hang like a sore thumb and no matter how awesome it turns out, your eye will always be drawn to the one flaw you see.

Now... I do agree that any number of pipes and doodads and weathering techniques can be used to hide and camouflage the seam. The notion that one portion of the structure would be newer than another is totally plausible, and certainly there could be platforms or ladders or load out chutes placed there as well. It's all about what you want!

If it were me, I'd slob a little putty in there. Weathering and doodads can only cover so much and it would suck to be nearly finished and realize that some portion of it is very obviously out of place. Smooth putty can be weathered to look like any number of patch materials or sealant more easily than a mismatched seam can be disguised as not there.

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Re: Does this look ok?
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 10:43:59 AM »
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Add outside pilasters as in  this shot , it will make the joint stronger as well .

 
« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 10:49:13 AM by up1950s »

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Re: Does this look ok?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2014, 11:23:39 AM »
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Or add pillasters! That's a really good idea.