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Aged Concrete
« on: December 12, 2019, 04:10:26 PM »
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I am galaxy far, far away and a long time ago, there was a discussion (perhaps on the A Board) that recommend a Krylon spray paint for achieving that  aged concrete look.


Anyone remember what colour it was?

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Re: Aged Concrete
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2019, 04:52:15 PM »
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Re: Aged Concrete
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2019, 04:59:07 PM »
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Re: Aged Concrete
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2019, 05:07:01 PM »
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Not what I remember, but thanks.   I'll give it a try.

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Re: Aged Concrete
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2019, 05:13:17 PM »
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Aged concrete can be all over the board.  Can you post a photo of what you're after?

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Re: Aged Concrete
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2019, 06:17:13 PM »
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Sorry Tom, I can't.  My goal is a moderately aged concrete slab in front of a small, generic RR station. 
   
But I do seem to recall that the original thread was about finding a paint for concrete or grain silos if that help jog anyone's memory.

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Re: Aged Concrete
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2019, 10:08:41 PM »
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This thread, started by John, has some possibilities for concrete, new and aged.
https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=9578.0
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Re: Aged Concrete
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2019, 02:06:56 PM »
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Quickrete anchor cement.  Nothing beats the real thing.
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Re: Aged Concrete
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2019, 03:38:08 PM »
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I start with Model Master light gull gray and weather more from there if needed.
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Re: Aged Concrete
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2019, 06:10:21 PM »
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The answer to this question can vary greatly depending on the region/location, climate & type of sand/aggregate used. Get a good photo or, better still, try to take your color cards to some concrete structure of similar age and try to match that color.

Also, the scale being modeled has a huge impact on the amount of surface texture needed to be visually correct. One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made in the past was using textures & materials that were too coarse for n-scale. It might look ok initially, but fails terribly when photographed.

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Re: Aged Concrete
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2020, 08:29:07 PM »
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If you're ok using waterproof paper, you could look at Textures.com and stitch together something.

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Re: Aged Concrete
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2020, 05:10:46 AM »
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Quickrete anchor cement.  Nothing beats the real thing.

Yes. This is the perfect thing to use. Done that same thing myself. If I remember correctly Lance Mindheim did it ages ago with a small bridge, piers and such in a long ago MR.
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